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HIST 451.1001, Capstone Research Seminar (Tusan): Primary sources

Primary Source Collections

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The Bureau of Social Hygiene project and research files. [Wilmington, Del.] : Scholarly Resources, Inc.
Collection Dates: 01/01/1913 - 12/31/1940
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFILM    HV99.N6 B8531

The Bureau, a privately funded social science research institution, was incorporated in 1913 to study, ameliorate, prevent, and correct social conditions, crimes and diseases which affected society, especially prostitution. In 1928, its scope was expanded to include delinquency, penology, and criminal justice. Information contained in these 31 reels concerns narcotics, social problems, juvenile delinquency, crime and criminals, the police, and prostitution in the U.S. and Europe during the years 1913-1940. Dissolved in 1940.

Finding Aids: Guide to the Scholarly Resources Microfilm Edition of the Bureau of Social Hygiene Project and Research Files, 1913-1940 (MICRO HV99.N6 B853).

Western aid and the global economy. Series one, The Save the Children Fund Archive, London Primary Source Media : Gale Cengage Learning
Subject Category: History Great Britain, Ethnic Studies, History World, Social Conditions
Collection Dates: 01/01/1920 - 12/31/1972
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFILM HV751.A6 W46 2004

Contains the Save the Children Fund archives, including the complete run of the Fund journal The World's Children, a variety of other Fund publications and the Eglantyne Jebb Papers"--P.7 of guide Contents Reel 1-13. The Record of the Save the Children Fund ; The world's children ; Today's children ; The Save the Children Pictorial ; The foreign field -- Reel 14. International Conference on African Children (Geneva, 1931) ; The African child : an account of the International Conference on African Children, Geneva / by Evelyn Sharp ; Save the child! : a posthumous essay / by Eglantyne Jebb ; Through Hungarian eyes : impressions of juvenile social work in England / by Julia EvaVajkai ; An international year book of child care and protection, 1924 -- Reel 15-34 . EJ : the Eglantyne Jebb papers -- Reel 35. Uncatalogued material -- Reel 36-44. Registers ; Council minutes ; Executive committee minutes ; Executive committee agendas and papers ; Overseas advisory committee minutes ; UK advisory committee minutes ; Miscellaneous other minutes -- Reel 45-60 . Director General's papers : papers of Sir Colin Thronley, Directory General, 1965-1974

Finding Aids: Index available UNLV Microforms, 2nd Floor HV751.A6 W46 2004 Index or in PDF.

Link to finding aids

Britain and Europe since 1945. Brighton, England : Harvester Press
Collection Dates: 01/01/1939 - 12/31/1972
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFICHE HC241.25.G7 B75 1973

This 296 fiche collection highlights public and private produced documents pertaining to British membership in the European Communities. It covers newspapers, journals, pamphlets, leaflets, open letters, conference reports, duplicated memoranda, annual reports, press releases, manifestoes, verbatim transcripts of speeches and public broadcasts, special statements, and private minute books which constitute the entire available output of each participating single-interest pressure group, political and social movement.

Finding Aids: Britain and Europe since 1945, a bibliographical guide: an author, title and chronological index to British primary source material on European integration issued since 1945 (MICRO HC241.25.G7 B675 1973 Guide).

Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Germany, 1940-1944 : foreign affairs. Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America
Collection Dates: 01/01/1940 - 12/31/1944
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFILM DD253.A1 A35 1985

This 5 reel collection contains purport lists (lists of documents) which include names of recipient or sender, date of document, and summary of contents. Subjects include: general relations; bilateral relations, and U.S. - German relations from 1940 - 1944.

Finding Aids: A guide to confidential U.S. State Department central files : Germany, foreign affairs, 1940-1944 [MICRO DD253.A1 A35 1985 Guide]. The guide includes a reel and subject index.

Home intelligence reports on opinion and morale, 1940-1944. Brighton, Eng. : Harvester Press Microform Publications; Reading, Eng. : Research Publications
Collection Dates: 01/01/1940 - 12/31/1944
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFILM D810.P85 G75 1979b

This 4 reel microfilm collection emphasizes the fundamental unity and solidarity of the British people during the war. These reports were a pioneering attempt to close the gulf between administrators and the people they administered; to provide feedback which could be used to improve policy making. Home Intelligence relied upon polls and surveys but the bulk of reports consisted of materials which was both collected and analyzed on principles of loose and vague impressionism. Many governmental departments found the reports useful and even Churchill would sometimes ask for an extract on a controversial topic.

Finding Aids: Home Intelligence reports on opinion and morale, 1940 - 1944 (MICRO D810.P85 G75 1979b Guide). This guide provides a general narrative of the collection as well as a reel contents index.

U.S. submarine war patrol reports and related documents, 1941-1945 : reference documents on submarine operations and submarines. Scholarly Resources, Inc. with the cooperation of the Naval Operational Archives Branch of the Naval Historical Center.
Collection Dates: 01/01/1941 - 01/01/1946
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFILM D783 .U7

"This collection is made up of eight smaller groups of documents: 1) Submarine operational history of World War II; 2) Japanese naval and merchant ship losses during WW II by all causes; 3) The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II: a graphic presentation of the Japanese Naval Organization and list of combatant and non-combatant vessels lost or damaged in the war; 4) Submarine report: depth charge, bomb mine, torpedo and gunfire damage, including losses in action (Dec. 7, 1941-Aug. 15, 1945); 5) U.S. submarine losses in World War II; 6) Current tactical orders submarines, April 1939; 7) Submarine officers conferences,1940-1949; and 8) The role of communications intelligence in submarine warfare in the Pacific, January 1943-October 1943"

Finding Aids: CONTENTS = reel 1. Submarine operational history of World War II -- reel 2. Submarine operational history of World War II -- reel 3. Japanese naval and merchant ship losses during WW II by all causes ; Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II: a graphic presentation of the Japanese Naval Organization and list of combatant and non-combatant vessels lost or damaged in the war -- reel 4. Submarine report: depth charge, bomb, mine, torpedo and gunfire damage, including losses in action, 7 December 1941 to 15 August 1945 ; U.S. submarine losses in World War II ; Current tactical orders submarines, April 1939 ; Current doctrine submarines, 1939 ; Current doctrine submarines, February 1944 - - reel 5. Submarine Officers Conference, 12 January 1940 to 25 June 1941 ; Submarine Officers Conference at Hunter's Point, 7-19 August 1944 ; Submarine conferences - Submarine/Undersea Warfare Division: general postwar policies, September 1945 -- reel 6. Submarine conferences, May 1946-1949 -- reel 7. Role of communications intelligence in submarine warfare in the Pacific (January 1943 - October 1943) -- reel 8. Role of communications intelligence in submarine warfare in the Pacific (January 1943 - October 1943) -- reel 9. Role of communications intelligence in submarine warfare in the Pacific (January 1943 - October 1943).

Guide in index area

Wartime conferences of the Combined Chiefs of Staff 
Collection Dates: 01/01/1941 - 12/31/1945
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFILM D735 .W37 1982

CONTENTS = reel 1. Arcadia, Casablanca, Trident (Dec. 1941-May 1943) -- reel 2. Quadrant, Sextant, Eureka (Aug. 1943-Nov. 1943) -- reel 3. Octagon, Argonaut, Terminal (Sept. 1944-July 1945).

Underground press collection. Alternative Press Center supplement UMI
Collection Dates: 01/01/1963 - 12/31/1985
Location: UNLV Microforms, MICROFILM HN1 .U543

This 320 reel collection, subdivided into eight units, contains alternative press newspapers from around the world. Topics covered include labor, communism, women's rights, homosexuality and gay rights, politics, affirmative action, and other social issues. The time period covered is from shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy into the 1980's.

Finding Aids: Accompanied by guide. (Micro HN1 .U534 Guide). Each unit's guide includes title, date, reel numbers, and brief description of each paper's contents.

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