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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 preservation 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.

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

Digitization of the Index and the Economic Matters portion of the NARA microfilm publication "Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Mexico, 1910-29"

This proposal addresses the digitization of the Index (rrels 1-9) and the list of documents contained in the remaining Economic Matters portion (reels 162-203) and the documents included in Decimal File Number 812.50 - 812.5611.

Source Format: 
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 15, 2019 12:39pm

West India Committee Circular

Official organ of the West India Committee. Published in London fortnightly. Deals with West Indian affairs generally (economic conditions, travel and description), but especially the interests of the West India Committee (sugar trade, shipping, trade statistics, etc.).

Published   v. 1-74; 1886?-1958

(continued by Chronicle of the West Indies Committee)

Source Format: 
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 5:13pm

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) ...
Source Format: 
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 3:19pm

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: 
Jan 14, 2019 3:17pm

Critica (Buenos Aires, Argentina : 1913)

Title:    Critica (Buenos Aires, Argentina : 1913). Publication:    Buenos Aires [Argentina] : [s.n.] Place:    Argentina; Buenos Aires. Year:    1913-? Description:    Began with Sept. 15, 1913 issue; ceased with Oct. 20, 1963 issue.; volumes : illustrations ; 46-59 cm Language:    Spanish Note(s):    Reproduction: Microfilm./ Oct. 14,/ 1941-1949:[Gaps]/ Berkeley :/ University of California, Library Photographic Service./ microfilm reels ; 35 mm. OCLC: 213809750

Source Format: 
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 3:12pm

Caribbean Archives from Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Caribbean archives and special collections from the University of London's Institute of Commonwealth Studies library: strong holdings on West Indian plantation life and more modern organizational archives such as that of the Caribbean Banana Exporters’ Association (ICS 148).

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 3:01pm

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:...
Source Format: 
Paper
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 2:57pm

West India Committee Archives

ICS Reference    M915 Date    circa 1769-1924 Creator    West India Committee

Scope and Content Includes minutes of meetings of the West India Committee and sub-committees, 1769-1924; minutes of the British and Colonial Anti-Bounty Association, 1887-1890; note books and letter books of Edwin Fitzpatrick, John F. Alleyne, Robert Reece, Thomas D. Hills, William D. Bruce.

Extent    16 reels of microfilm Catalogued to item level.  A pdf version is available via record description at: http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/Details/archive/110044876

 

Source Format: 
Microfilm
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 2:30pm

Wichai Sothna Cremation Volume

Digitization of single title.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Jan 14, 2019 2:02pm

Central Asian Newspapers, Part IV

William Fierman, professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, amassed a large collection of newspapers and periodicals from the Central Asian States of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan during the course of his career. He is willing to donate the runs of titles for preservation and academic use.

This collection contains more than 60 newspaper titles from Kazakhstan, 35 from Uzbekistan, and additional titles from Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Dec 19, 2018 1:57pm

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.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Dec 3, 2018 12:25pm

Lesotho Newspapers, primarily from Yale and Northwestern

In this project, Yale University Library and Northwestern University Library propose to arrange for the microfilming through CAMP of an estimated 13,838 pages of Lesotho newspaper titles from 1990 to 2018.  The titles include The African, Family Mirror, Her Heroes 'n Heroines, Informative, Lesotho Monitor, Maddhouse Weekly, Mohlanka, Moitseki, Moqolotsi, Motjoli's Review, Nonyana, Sechaba, Shoeshoe, Spectator, Sunday Express, Varsity Breeze, Voice of Free Democrats, Watchdog, and Weekly Mail.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Dec 3, 2018 12:25pm

H-Metro (Harare, Zimbabwe)

This project would microfilm holdings of H-Metro collected by the Library of Congress Field Office in Nairobi, Kenya.  The holdings include September 2009 - July 2015 (approximately 27,000 page).

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Dec 3, 2018 12:24pm

Ḍifāf : siyāsīyah fikrīyah thaqāfīyah tuʻná bi-tarjamat al-maʻrifah al-muʻāṣirah tuṣdar ʻan Dār al-Baʻth bi-al-taʻāwun maʻa Wizārat al-Taʻlīm al-ʻĀlī.

A cultural-political journal published by the Syrian Ba‘th Party. It was published since 2010 (if not earlier) and during the Syrian civil war

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Nov 19, 2018 6:13pm

le Matin (Casablanca, Morocco)

Microfilming of a daily French-language Saudi-owned Moroccan newspaper.  It was founded on 1 November 1971, as a replacement of pro-colonial daily le Petit Marocain, whose publisher Mas Presse was seized and given to the cousin of Hassan II and his minister of communication Moulay Hafid Alaoui.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Nov 19, 2018 6:13pm

al-Bayane

This Moroccan newspaper was established in 1971.  It is the media outlet of the Party of Progress and Socialism.

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Nov 19, 2018 6:12pm

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 (...

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

Latin American serials held by Linda Hall Library and CRL

First announced in 2016, the CRL/LHL Global Resources Partnership in Science, Technology and Engineering targets historical, pre-1950s serial titles identified as being of high value for historical research. The project combines partial runs of titles held by the two organizations, prioritized by subject (as informed by strengths declared in the partnership Collection Management Policies), and clustered around specific themes or subjects.

In the coming year, the list of titles for potential inclusion include serials published in Latin America about a variety of scientific...

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Nov 10, 2018 10:52am

Afghan Jihadist Journals

English-language magazines published by Afghan resistance to Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, 1982-1991. Titles include:

The Mujahideen monthly

Mirror of jehad : the voice of Afghan mujahideen

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Nov 9, 2018 4:37pm

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.

Source Format: 
From Digital
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Nov 6, 2018 12:11pm

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