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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.

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Archives of Professor Samik Bandyopadhyay

The four hundred files in this collection contain newspaper and periodical clippings; reviews of plays, performances, exhibitions and films; the collector’s own notes from lectures and seminars attended over six decades or more; notes from lectures delivered by him and research projects he has been part of; correspondence with authors, filmmakers, theatre directors, playwrights, painters and scholars whose works Prof. Bandyopadhyay has reviewed, critiqued, introduced or translated, as well as those whom he has interviewed for publication or broadcast/telecast; documents and correspondence related to Bandyopadhyay’s engagements in various official and advisory capacities with governmental and institutional bodies like the central Sangeet...

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Paper
Other Paper
Audio
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Digital
Updated: 
Jul 21, 2021 10:15am

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Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization

After a successful pilot during the summer of 2017, the University of San Diego (USD) - Copley Library will digitize the case backlog on the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 destruction schedule.  Cases go as far back as the 1990s before there was a Comisión Estatal de los Derechos Humanos de Baja California (CEDH).  These cases hold information on the types of abuses that were filed during that time along the Baja California/California border.  The data in these cases, many of which were terminated, closed or dismissed before full investigations were completed, will provide a snapshot of the region for border scholars and historians alike.  The goal of this project is to eventually make all of these older cases available for research and data mining online via DigitalUSD, USD...

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Paper
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Digital
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Jun 11, 2020 3:15pm

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Digitization of the East African Herbarium (EA) Card Index for Public Access

To make freely accessible all the index cards of local names of the plants of East Africa and beyond preserved at East African Herbarium (EA) library.

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Other Paper
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Digital
Updated: 
Feb 2, 2022 4:24pm

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Fondo Real de Cholula

The project will digitize and describe 25 boxes, comprising approximately 27,000 pages, from the Fondo Real de Cholula, a one-of-a-kind collection of documents providing insight into how indigenous residents of Cholula navigated colonial judicial structures over the span of four centuries.  The project partners with the Archivo Judicial del Estado de Puebla, and employs three local historians to digitize and describe the collection.  Logistical and technical support, as well as long-term preservation and access infrastructure, will be provided by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections (LLILAS Benson), in collaboration with the University of Texas Libraries (UT Libraries).

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Paper
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Digital
Updated: 
Jul 10, 2019 3:02pm

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General statement and excerpt of speech of party leaders of National League for Democracy Party of Myanmar 1997-2003

Sets of papers speeches and statement from NLD in Burma during important period of 1990s democracy movement. Numerous stapled reports some of which are titled. Some are undated, but from mid 2000’s.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

Government publications and documents regarding Kashmir

This proposal is for 15 individual titles related to the Kashmir situation, primarily during the late 1950s and 1960s. Included are two Secret Reports by government entities related to potential terrorist activity. Indiana University is the only known holder of these two reports, which were gifted to the institution in 2005. The additional titles are other related government documents from this time period, also scarcely held in WorldCat. Most of these are published by entities within or related to the Pakistani government, as the Indian government publications that are both relevant and held at IU are more widely held.

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Paper
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Microfilm
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Apr 13, 2020 12:56pm

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al-Haram al-Sharif documents

Several years ago I had the al-Haram al-Sharif microfilm reels digitized. I propose that CRL host these digitized materials to provide wider access.

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From Digital
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Oct 28, 2020 1:56pm

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Malian Arabic Manuscript Microfilming Project: Enhancing Access to CRL Digital Reproductions

In 2002, CRL digitized all 16 microfilm reels composing an important repository of West African primary sources: the Malian Arabic Manuscript Microfilm Project (MAMMP). These reels were first microfilmed in the late 1970s with the support of the National Endowment for Humanities (RC-*0771-78, 1977-1980). These documents were collected in state repositories in France (Bibliothèque National de France), Senegal (Archives nationales), and especially in private collections in Mali. Yet, despite the significance of the materials, after 40 years the MAMMP manuscripts are still underutilized. Only David Robinson’s classic The Holy War of ‘Umar Tall...

Source Format: 
Microfilm
From Digital
Target Format: 
Digital
Updated: 
Nov 23, 2020 11:15am

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
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Digital
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Nov 12, 2018 3:07pm

Miscellaneous documents of Theophilus Bela and the Indonesian Committee on Religions for Peace

Sets of papers provided by Christian activist, Theophilus Bela, who was the leader of the Committee: Most of these are the Indonesian Committee on Religions for Peace. Most of from the mid-2000’s. 

Numerous stapled reports some of which are titled. Some are undated, but from mid-2000’s.

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Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

Myanma Timber Enterprise Documents

Sets of papers unbound some staples. Most one-sided paper; some two; estimates made for scans. 2013 Valuable insight into late 1990s timber industry in Myanmar.  

11 paper stapled paper reports (bound with tape) that are planning documents (400 pages) Tender reports (550 pages): These will provide information on companies working with government for timber harvests.

Conference paper on planning/evaluation Timber Enterprise: (120 pages)

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Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Mar 22, 2022 11:10pm

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Preserving Afro-Brazilian History: Abdias do Nascimento

This project continues the ongoing work, supported by CRL, of organizing and preparing the documents held in the IPEAFRO collection for microfilm and, in partnership with the National Library of Brazil, producing the microfilms. To date, IPEAFRO has delivered a total of 108 films (54 negative and 54 positive) to LAMP through the Library of Congress office at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s National Archive digitized part of the collection, and IPEAFRO has made digitized documents available to the public on its website.

The collection is divided into five sections: Black Experimental Theater Section, Black Arts Museum Section, Abdias Nascimento Political Activity Section, Abdias Nascimento Biography and Intellectual Work Section, and IPEAFRO Section. Two...

Source Format: 
Paper
Target Format: 
Microfilm
Updated: 
Sep 11, 2019 3:41pm


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