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Participating librarians and scholars provide information here about collections, archives and data sets of interest to area and international studies (AIS) research, propose digitization of those collections and the creation of new digital resources from data sets, and vote on the merits of those proposals. Community input provided here informs and guides the building of new AIS resources.

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Mexican and Argentine presidential messages, 1821-1993

Proposal to convert and upgrade the digital collection of Mexican and Argentine presidential speeches from the 19th century orginially scanned by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP).

In 2000, LARRP converted over 75,000 frames of microfilmed Spanish-language government documents to digital format. The material was originally microfilmed by the Library of Congress (Argentina) and LAMP (Mexico) on LARRP's behalf. The converted materials were hosted by LANIC at the University of Texas at Austin as GIF files, with larger TIFF files available for downloading.

We propose to harvest the TIFF images from LANIC/Texas (with permission) and to re-process the files to capture full text  (OCR) and related metadata.

Source Format: 
From Digital
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Oct 2, 2018 3:51pm

Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS)

Archive of the internal records of the Dirección Federal de Seguridad, 1947–1989, held in the Archivo General de la Nación in México. The materials document surveillance, coersion and other nefarious activities of the agency during the 1950s through 80s, and include handwrittten and typescript reports by agency personnel and informers on surveillance of political activists, labor officials and organizers and others in Mexico during the period.  

DFS preceded the Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN), established in 1989, and traced its immediate origins as a government agency to the Departamento de Investigación Política y Social (1942). Its lineage also included the Oficina de Información Política (1938) and the Departamento Confidencial (...

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From Digital
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Nov 12, 2018 3:07pm

Municipal and Parochial Archives of the States of Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1599-1972

Digitization of 4,375 microfilm rolls of archival material from the municipal and parochial archives of the Mexican states of Coahuila and Nuevo Leon held in the collection of Trinity University. 

The original documents of the date from 1599 through 1972, and are contained on 4,375 microfilm reels (totalling over 6.5 million pages of primary research material) preserved from one archival collection in Coahuila and 47 collections in Nuevo Leon. The parochial archives contain documentation of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and more; whereas the municipal archives contain documents that reflect the many functions of the municipal government (including correspondence, financial account informtion, property records, civil registers, birth/death and...

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Microfilm
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Digital
Updated: 
May 29, 2018 3:57pm

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Nation (Blantyre, Malawi)

A major daily newspaper based in Blantyre, Malawi, the capital of the country's southern region, as well as Blantyre district.  It is owned by Nation Publications Limited (NPL) which was established by the veteran politician the late Dr. Aleke Banda back in 1993.  The Nation began distribution in July 1993, became a daily in 1994 and an important voice against multi-party rule and the MCP party during the transition to multi-party rule.  Over the years its circulation has increased from the initial 5,000 copies to many thousands of copies.

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Paper
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Microfilm
Updated: 
Nov 7, 2018 9:54am

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Official gazettes from Guatemala

Foreign official gazettes published in Guatemala 1871 - 1972. Includes the title El Guatemalteco. Diario oficial de la Republica de Guatemala. CRL holdings include: 

Microfilm: Mar. 4, 1841-June 25, 1871 Print: Vol. 80-81 no. 100 May 4-Dec. 23, 1914; Vol. 83-88 May 21, 1915-Sept 6, 1917; Vol. 90-128 Mar. 9, 1918-1930 Microfilm: June 8, 1950-Apr. 4, 1957 Microfilm 1957-1970 Microfilm: 1971-Aug., 1972

Continued by Diario de Centro America. Imprint: Guatemala (pub. Aug., 1972-) CRL holdings include:

Microfilm:  Aug., 1972-1984 Microfilm: 1971-1976 Microfilm;: 1985-Oct. 29, 1993 (lack 1990: Apr. 12-15, July 14-15, Sept. 1-2; 1992:...
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Paper
Microfilm
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Digital
Updated: 
Apr 18, 2017 5:17pm

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Publicaciones Políticas y Culturales Argentinas c. 1900-1950

Publicaciones Políticas y Culturales Argentinas (C. 1900-1950). Microfilmed by LAMP in cooperation with Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en la Argentina (CeDInCI), the collection comprises printed materials issued by the political left and anarchist movements in Argentina from the early to mid-twentieth century, including periodicals, books, pamphlets, flyers, and other publications of communist, socialist, anti-fascist, and other leftist groups.

Materials on the microfilm set (also called Serie 2) are organized into six thematic units: 

Publicaciones del Bureau Sudamericano de la Internacional Comunista (1926-1935) Revistas Político-Culturales orgánicas del Partido Comunista (1933-1938) ...
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Microfilm
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Digital
Updated: 
Oct 2, 2018 4:50pm

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Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Mexico, 1910-29

On the 243 rolls of this microfilm publication are reproduced the records from the decimal file of the Department of State, 1910-29, that relate to internal affairs of Mexico. They are mostly instructions to and despatches from diplomatic and consular officials; the despatches are often accompanied by enclosures such as diplomatic notes exchanged, pamphlets, and newspapers. Also included in these records are notes between the Department of State and foreign diplomatic representatives in the United States, memoranda prepared by officials of the Department and correspondence with officials of other Government departments and with private firms and individuals.

The largest single group of records reproduced in this microcopy relates to Mexican political affairs (812. 00). It...

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Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jun 28, 2018 10:09am

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South Pacific Mail

Title:    The South Pacific mail. Publication:    Valparaíso [Chile : s.n.] Place:    Chile; Santiago.; Chile; Valparaíso. Year:    1909-1965? Description:    Began Nov. 6, 1909.; v. : ill. ; 31-45 cm. Language:    English Standard No:    National Library: 1054570-0; 01586300X; LCCN: sn 89-33273 Preceding Title:    Chilean times Accession No:    OCLC: 2267930

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Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jun 22, 2018 3:18pm

Spanish Sociolinguistic Research Collection, 1978-1992

The project includes two online digital collections of audio recordings of Spanish sociolinguistic corpora from Santiago, Chile, and Southern California from the late 1970s and the early 1990s. The recordings, which total 156 hours, were created by University of Southern California professor emerita of Spanish, Portuguese, and linguistics Carmen Silva-Corvalán. They were recorded on original audiocassettes—the majority of which are now nearly 40 years old—and include: 1) 93 hours of recordings from 49 Spanish speakers in Santiago, Chile, during 1978 and 1992; 2) 42 hours of Spanish-language recordings from 47 Mexican-American speakers from various age groups in Southern California in 1976; and 3) 21 hours including much code-switching between Spanish and English by 16...

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Audio
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Oct 3, 2018 11:06am

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Tamil Women’s Journals

Two Tamil Women's journals: Matar Manorancani (1899-1917); Pen Kalvi (1911-1918).

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Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jun 19, 2018 4:09pm

A Tarde (Salvador, Brazil)

The primary newspaper in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. The central library of Bahia has digital access to the archive from the paper’s beginning in 1912 through the early 2000’s.

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From Digital
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Digital
Updated: 
Nov 6, 2018 12:11pm

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World Newspaper Archive Latin American Newspapers Series 1

Latin American newspapers included in the first module of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1805-1922) includes key historical newspapers published in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1805 and 1922. Coverage features significant titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

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From Digital
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Sep 24, 2018 10:42am

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