A digital archive of international primary source documents on the Cold War, spanning five decades, of interest to those researching 20th-century global studies.
Spanning four key twentieth-century conflicts, with a spotlight on the Second World War the collection provides access to British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files from 1873 to 1953. Sourced from The National Archives, U.K., the range of documents covers the period of Appeasement right through to the early Cold War.
Offers researchers the opportunity to see beneath the surface of the major events of the twentieth century. Users can access contemporary accounts and follow the detailed exchanges that shaped British foreign policy from the origins of the First World War and beyond.
Nongovernmental National Security Archive consists of indexed, declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present.
Provides immediate access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The collection brings together the most sensitive documents from all the presidential libraries and numerous executive agencies in a single, easily searchable database.
Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989.
Covers the politics and administration of the refugee crisis in Europe after World War II as well as the day-to-day survival of the refugees themselves.
An up-to-date archive of searchable Parliamentary and Official documents.Collections include: House of Commons papers from 1997 and most notably unique access to House of Lords papers from 1901 to present day. The database also has a growing collection of government publications to include the Civil Service Yearbook from 1974 onwards. PIO also contains parliamentary and non-parliamentary publications from the UK’s devolved assemblies and parliaments: the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and the National Assembly of Wales. The database has excellent search facilities, which include browsing by parliamentary session and publishing body.
Includes the entire File Report sequence 1937-1972, access to all of the Day Surveys, Directives and Diaries, 1937-1942, early Mass Observation Publications and selected Topic Collection.
Contains websites that publish research reflecting life throughout the UK, and demonstrate web innovation. This includes "grey literature" sites.
Newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts and datelines from around the world, translated into English by the US government.
To get more detailed information on how to access resources, including Modern political papers available to the Bodleian Library readers go to the Special Collections & Western Manuscripts guide Finding Aids - Early Modern & Modern Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library.