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Earl Gregg Swem Library

CIA Reactions to JFK Assassination Included Fear of Possible Soviet Strike Against U.S.

Categories: Communism,Govt Secrecy,History,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB493/

A collection of 26 recently declassified documents about articles in the Central Intelligence Agency’s in-house journal “Studies in Intelligence,” released as part of court litigation.  Covers a variety of topics from the 1960s through 2001.  From the National Security Archive

 

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor: A Library of Congress Exhibition: November 6, 2014 – January 19, 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,History,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/magna-carta-muse-and-mentor/?loclr=bloglaw

Online site for the exhibit of the Magna Carta at the Library of Congress.  From the Library of Congress

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department

 

J. Robert Oppenheimer Personnel Hearings Transcripts

Categories: Communism,Energy,Govt Secrecy,History,Nuclear Arms,Science/Technology

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/hearing.jsp

Declassified transcripts of a classic Cold War document, the hearings by the Atomic Energy Commission that resulted in the revocation of the security clearance of Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb.  The first time the complete text has been available.  From the Energy Department

 

Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba Following Angola Incursion

Categories: Africa,Cuba,History,Latin America,Russia

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB487/

A set of 9 recently declassified documents which reveal secret contingency plans for airstrikes and mining of Cuban harbors in retaliation for Cuba’s decision to send troops to Angola in 1975. From the National Security Archive

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-9, Part 1: Documents on North Africa, 1973-1976

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve09p1

On the efforts of the Nixon and Ford administrations to re-establish diplomatic relations with Algeria, provide support to moderate Arab allies Morocco and Tunisia, and try to manage relations with Libya’s Mu’ammar Qadhafi.  From the State Department

 

Poverty: Major Themes in Past Debates and Current Proposals

Categories: History,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43731.pdf

Marks the 50th anniversary of the launching of the War on Poverty.  Includes trends in poverty, a historical overview of federal policies to alleviate poverty,  and recurring major themes in poverty policy debates.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Lame Duck Sessions of Congress, 1935-2012

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,History

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33677.pdf

Covers 19 lame duck sessions from 1940 through 2012, including what they are, why they occur, characteristics of such sessions, and a session-by-session review of the major business conducted.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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