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Resources cover 1820-1969. Papers of the British Foreign and Colonial Offices, 1820-1970 and many documents such as dispatches, telegrams, investigative reports and treaties, revolutions, political movements, railway development, the Panama Canal, the slave trade, immigration, the Vargas dictatorship in Brazil, and indigenous relations.
This collection covers all countries of mainland South and Central America, plus Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Materials include: profiles of leading political, military, diplomatic, and economic figures, incoming and outgoing diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, statistical charts and tables, descriptions of leading personalities, accounts of tours, minutes of meetings and conferences, texts of treaties, political summaries, economic analyses, annual reports and calendars of events by country, and maps.
Major periods covered by the papers include the following classes from The National Archives, Kew, in their entirety:
FO 497/1-10 (South America, 1947-1956)
FO 467/1-5 (Brazil, 1947-1951)
FO 486/1-10 (Mexico, 1947-1956)
FO 533/1-11 (Central America and Caribbean, 1947-1957)
FO 420/1-294 (Central and South America, 1833-1941)
FO 495/1-10 (River Plate countries (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), 1947-1956)
The resource will also include the following selected files:
FO 118/276, 281, 287, 292, 305, 317, 331 (Argentina, 1906-1913)
FO 177/297 (Chilean Revolution, 1891)
FO 508/8 (South and Central America, 1908-1909)
FO 461/14-22 (Americas general, 1958-1969)
The library owns the more selective version in print: British Documents on Foreign Affairs,1845-1914; 1914-1939; 1940-45;1946-50.
3d floor oversize JX632 .B747 1991,
JX632 .B766 1989; JZ632 .B764 1998;
JZ632 .B765 2000
Books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, through the early 1900s. Original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions, etc. 1500-1926
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Contains digital versions of historical documentary collections (e.g., Correspondence and Record Cards of the Military Intelligence Division Relating to General, Political, and Military Conditions in Central America, 1918-1941; Colección de documentos inéditos relativos al descubrimiento, conquista y organización de las antiguas posesiones españolas de America y Oceania;Conquistadors: The Struggle for Colonial Power in Latin America, 1492–1825; Selections from Sabin Americana: 1500–1926; Selections from 19th Century newspapers)
Primary source materials from the archive of the Casa de las Américas library in Habana. Documents the cultural and literary -and sometimes political - activities from 1959 forward through its press clippings, cultural magazines, etc.
Covering the period 1606 to 1822, it includes the original correspondence of the the colonial governments and the British possessions in mainland North America and the Caribbean; records of piracy and rivalry on the seas with the Spanish and French.
Declassified documents relating to US foreign relations from World War II to present. Can select a DSNA collection (Guatemala, Cuban missile crisis, Argentina, Mexico-US counternarcotics, CIA covert operations).
Government documents covering international and domestic events from the end of World War II to present (e.g., political analyses, correspondence, etc. from the White House, CIA, NSA, State Department).
The Central Files for Cuba and Diplomatic Post records are two searchable collections in the History Vault database.The definitive primary source for US foreign diplomatic correspondence, intelligence and political, military, social and economic coverage of Cuba between 1960-1963. Searchable for foreign or internal affairs..Type "confidential Cuba" in the search and you will see the searchable collections in the sidebar results.
A steadily growing repository containing a previously unavailable subset of Princeton’s Latin American Ephemera Collection as well as newly acquired materials being digitized and added on an ongoing basis.
Primary documents from the Archivo General de Indias and other Spanish archives.
Latin American Travelogues
The goal of this project is to create a digital collection of Latin American travel accounts written in the 16th-19th centuries. The works selected are linked to critical essays produced by undergraduate students who are enrolled in Prof. Green's courses on Latin American history. This site will serve as a free-access visual and research tool for students and scholars alike.
PARES - Portal de Archivos Españoles
Contains digital documents from a variety of archives in Spain. Maintained by the Spanish government.
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The 1,280 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World.
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