Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 12:56.
Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, discussed his new book, "Railroaded: the Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America," .
California Social Histories
Memoirs, Biographies and Autobiographies
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 12:13.
So the CIA just got around to declassifying 6 of the U.S.'s oldest classified documents from WWI (1917 + 1918). They've posted them in their CIA FOIA reading room and the CIA Records Search Tool (CREST) at the National Archives (but to use CREST, a researcher must physically be present at the National Archives, College Park, Maryland :-|). That also means that the documents will also soon be available at the Stanford Library FOIA collection (I'm harvesting them as we speak ;-)).
Declassified CIA documents (all pdf):
This was such cool news that Rachel Maddow went gaga over the news!
*Originally posted at Free Government Information.
[HT to Gary Price at InfoDocket]
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 01/13/2011 - 09:09.
From the press release:
Included among the thousands of historical papers, documents and images that are now permanently preserved are precious and irreplaceable records of the nation’s struggle for Civil Rights; its conflict with the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War; its efforts to land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth; its commitment to public service through the creation of the Peace Corps; its prevention of a nuclear holocaust during the Cuban Missile Crisis; and its embrace of American art and culture under the guidance of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
The new digital collection represents "the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive" and allows researchers unprecedented access to materials previously available only through a physical visit to the JFK Library. You can search the digital archives here.