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.
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...
Benson Collection of Serials on Microform
Microfilmed collection of 600 serials from across Latin America, from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, including government publications and other serials published primarily between 1821 and 1982. The rare and endangered titles were originally captured on microfilm during the early1980s through a U.S. Department of Education Title II-C grant. The Benson Library created archival-quality master negatives, but was unable make these accessible until print masters and catalog records could be created. The LAMP effort supported the duplication of film, which included a copy to be held at the Center for Research Libraries, and Texas supported the cataloging of the resources. This eight-year effort added approximately 900 reels of microfilm to LAMP’s collection....
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).
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.
Journal Officiel Du Cambodge I
This project would microfilm print copies from January 1962 - December 1963 of Journal Officiel Du Cambodge from the collection of the University of Hawaii - Manoa.
Journal Officiel du Cambodge II
Filming of issues missing from Cornell’s microfilm reels for years 1958-1961. We have issues from these 4 years that we discovered were not on the microfilm.
Late Ottoman and Early Republican Diplomatic Treatises and State Publications
NYU has a collection of 31 diplomatic treatises, commission reports and state publications involving the Ottoman and early Republican Turkish states from 1870 to 1924. The project will digitize the treatises and reports and make the available as an OA collection.
The treatises shed light on the diplomatic relations of the Ottoman and the early Republican Turkish states with Iran and several European and Latin American states.
The treatises have been inventories but not cataloged yet.
Latin American Census Publications
International Population Census Publications for Latin America and the Caribbean, 1990-2005. Printed volumes of Latin American tabular data, held by the U.S. Census Bureau International Library (subset of larger, comprehensive collection held by the Census Bureau), per Lara Cleveland at IPUMS.
The Census Bureau participates in an international publication exchange with counterpart national statistical agencies, a program that has contributed many publications within the Bureau's International Collection. The Bureau's International Collection began growing substantially with the Census Bureau’s increased international analytical and technical assistance activities in the post-World War II years. The entire collection was cataloged at the turn of the...
Madras Legislative Assembly Debates
The project aims to digitize debates of Madras Legislative assembly from pre-independent era (from 1933) to post-independent period (up to 1969).
Madras Legislative Council Proceedings and Debates
The project aims to digitize Proceedings of the Madras Legislative Council from pre-independent era (1921-1937) and Madras Legislative Council Debates from pre-independent era (from 1938) to post-independent period (up to 1956). Volumes of Madras Legislative Assembly Debates from post-independent period (From 1960 -1966) are also planned to be digitized in the project as a continuation to the earlier project.
Madras Presidency - Official Publications
The project aims to digitize official publications of Madras Presidency during the pre-Independent era, (1867-1937).
Memory and Cultural Identities: The Newspapers and Historical Documents of Southern Patagonia, Part II
In Southern Patagonia local media, especially newspapers, played a fundamental role in the formation of regional identity. In the early twentieth century the growth of cattle ranching in the south of the country fostered the conditions needed for the growth of an extensive publishing industry particularly in newspapers and periodicals. Local elites founded numerous newspaper outlets whose primary purpose was to defend local interests but also with the intent to define regional identity. Many publications were devoted to the struggle between liberal and conservative ideologies, but ultimately the success of these enterprises depended on how well they were able to represent the interests and needs of the local elite. Local newspapers became a central mechanism in the region for imposing...
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 (...
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.
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:...
Panteon Pineros de Mexicali (1919-1959)
The project would like to digitize 147 burial files from the years 1919 to 1959. These 147 files are approximately equivalent to 7,000 documents containing data on death, origin, nationality, marital status,among other data of the buried subject. Currently the documents of the Historical Archive are protected and not accessible to the public.
Preserving Online South Asian Governmental Publications
Building upon the research conducted by 25 participants in the 2022 South Asian Cooperative Collection Development Workshop (SACOOP), this pilot seeks $15,000 to support data collection and preparation in service of the following goals:...
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 (reels 1-9) and the list of documents contained in the remaining Economic Matters portion (reels 161-204) and the documents included in Decimal File Number 812.50 - 812.5611.
State of Baja California Human Rights Commission Archives Case Digitization Project Phase 2B and/or 3
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 DigitaIUSD, USD’s Institutional Repository. This proposal asks for funding for Phase 2B to redact the digitized cases and Phase 3 to apply metadata for eventual ingesting into the repository.
Venezuela and The Turbulent 1960s - Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni
The Presidential Archive of Raúl Leoni is a collection of personal papers and official documents that is in urgent need of digitization in order to make them more easily accessible to scholars and the community. To this end, the Fundación Red Historia Digital Venezolana (or Venezuela History Network) and the Fundación Raúl y Menca Leoni have been working together on the development of a digital repository for these documents in order to preserve this invaluable cache of cultural heritage. We propose to digitize the entire archive, generate the corresponding metadata for each document at the item level, and promote the archive’s content online through the creation of an open-access repository hosted by the Venezuela History Network website. All members of the team proposed in this...
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