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'A Man of Supreme Patience': Rajeshwar Dayal, Hammarskjöld's Envoy

Rajeshwar Dayal, former Indian Foreign Secretary, played an important role in two UN missions, one in Lebanon in 1958 and the other in the Congo in the early 1960s. Dayal’s notes and correspondence regarding these assignments can be found in the Cordier Papers and in the fonds pertaining to the missions in the UN archives.

Conversations with Zhou Enlai: New Additions to the Collection

Transcripts of Zhou Enlai’s meetings with Ho Chi Minh, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Kim Il Sung among new items added to DigitalArchive.org

Latin American Program Working Paper Series

The Working Paper series of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was published between 1977 and 2002, and includes papers in the humanities and social sciences from Program fellows, guest scholars, workshops, colloquia, and conferences. The series aimed to extend the Program's discussions to a wider community throughout the Americas, to help authors obtain timely criticism of work in progress, and to provide, directly or indirectly, scholarly and intellectual context for contemporary policy concerns.
 

Cuba and the OAS: A Story of Dramatic Fallout and Reconciliation

Documents from the Organization of American States and Havana’s archives show the regional body mediating between the US and Cuba

The Soviet Intervention that Never Happened

Records of a Tito-Brezhnev call suggest the Kremlin mulled intervention in Yugoslavia in 1971

The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 reverberated far outside of Prague. In Yugoslavia, the local leadership assumed that Moscow’s assault on the CSSR—a maneuver characteristic of the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine of limited sovereignty—created a dangerous precedent.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for the 2018 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Extended Deadline: Applications are now due Sunday, February 18, 2018. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST.

 

Unearthing Soviet Secrets in Ukraine’s Archives

The archives of Ukraine are open and they are filled with former Soviet secrets.

Anyone conducting research on the Soviet Union, nuclear history, or the Cold War should visit Ukraine as soon as possible.

Finding Engineers in American Foreign Policy

Engineers have helped extend American power in the world for generations, but their archives are often hidden from public. Here's how to find them.

In the course of my dissertation research, I at one point found myself sitting in a sparse basement just outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, literally rummaging through trash bags of primary source material.

Korea in the Bulgarian Archives, 1945-1995: An Introduction

Click here to download this Working Paper as a PDF.

NKIDP Working Paper #5

Korea in the Bulgarian Archives: An Introduction

Jordan Baev and Soyoung Kim
September 2017

China’s Foreign Ministry Archive: Open or Closed?

China seems determined to rewrite the past on its terms. It all starts in the archives.

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