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Examples of Primary Source Material in Midcat

Coverage Note:This guide lists examples of international resources that can be found searching MIDCAT, the Middlebury Libraries online catalog. It focuses on non-U.S. country resources as well as U.S. foreign relations with specific countries. It is not a comprehensive listing of all primary source material.  Most of these resources are published in books or on microfilm and the links lead to the MIDCAT record for location information.  A few online resources are included if they are part of our subscriptions.  For additional online resources from library databases or websites, see the full History Research Guides for Latin America; Asia; Africa and the Middle East; United States; Ancient & Medieval History

'Tip: To find more resources, look at the subject headings used to catalog these (in the full record view of midcat) and follow the subject links for more or consult our how to search guides: Searching for Primary Sources - Some Questions to Ask Yourself; and Finding Primary Sources in the Library Using MIDCAT. If you need more help, see a librarian (listed on each Research Guide).


MULTIPLE REGIONS

Early English Books Online [electronic resource]

Eighteenth Century Collections Online [electronic resource]

ProQuest Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) [electronic resource]

Foreign relations of the United States or directly from the U.S. State Department [electronic resource]

Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers [electronic resource]

Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States. The Lansing papers, 1914-1920. (In two volumes) Volume II. [electronic resource]

British Documents on the End of Empire: Imperial policy and colonial practice, 1925-1945

British Documents on the End of Empire: The Labour government and the end of empire, 1945-1951 

British Documents on the End of Empire: The Conservative government and the end of empire, 1951-1957 


ASIA

Asian Region (multiple countries)

Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 1, 1850–1920

Pan-Asianism: A Documentary History, Volume 2, 1920–Present

Other routes : 1500 years of African and Asian travel writing 

China and Tibet

Chinese Civil War and U.S.-China Relations: Records of the U.S. State Department's Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955 [electronic resource]

U. S. Military Intelligence Reports, China 1911-1941 [microform]

Documentary History of the Truman Presidency

Vol. 6 - The Chinese Civil War: General George C. Marshall's Mission to China, 1945-1947

The Marshall Mission to China, 1945 - 1947: The Letters and Diary of Colonel John Hart Caughey [Electronic Resource]

British Parliamentary Papers: China

Mao's road to power : revolutionary writings 1912-1949 (7 volumes)

The search for modern China : a documentary collection

They were in Nanjing : the Nanjing Massacre witnessed by American and British nationals

My Life in Prison: Memoirs of a Chinese Political Dissident [electronic resource]

Tang China and the collapse of the Uighur Empire : a documentary history

European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: German Colonies in Asia and the Pacific: From Colonialism to Japanese Mandates, 1910-1929 [electronic resource]

The German colonial experience : select documents on German rule in Africa, China, and the Pacific, 1884-1914 

Documents of the first session of the fourth National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China

The Kissinger transcripts : the top secret talks with Beijing and Moscow

Beijing spring, 1989 : confrontation and conflict : the basic documents

An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China [1797] - Midd Special Collections

Mission to Tibet : the extraordinary eighteenth-century account of Father Ippolito Desideri, S.J.

The diary of a Manchu soldier in seventeenth-century China : my service in the army

Five lost classics : Tao, Huanglao, and Yin-yang in Han China (translated)

The bamboo texts of Guodian : a study & complete translation

Early Chinese medical literature : the Mawangdui medical manuscripts (translated)

The platform sutra of the sixth patriarch : the text of the Tun-huang manuscript with translation, introduction, and notes

Find More - go/midcat, choose Advanced Search, Subject = China and Subject = sources. See example.

Japan

Japan at War and Peace, 1930-1949: U.S. State Department Records on the Internal Affairs of Japan [electronic resource]

Records of the U.S. Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Japan, 1910-1949 [microform]

Despatches from U. S. Ministers to Japan, 1855-1906 [microform, 82 reels]

Notes from the Japanese Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1858-1906 [microform] 

Notes to foreign legations in the United States from the Department of State, 1834-1906. Japan [microform] 

European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: German Colonies in Asia and the Pacific: From Colonialism to Japanese Mandates, 1910-1929 [electronic resource]

Documentary History of the Truman Presidency

Vol. 1 - The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan
Vol. 5 - Creating a Pluralistic Democracy in Japan: The Occupation Government, 1945-1947
Vol. 22 - The Emergence of an Asian Pacific Rim in American Foreign Policy: Korea, Japan, and Formosa

Documentary History of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidency

Vol. 7 - U.S. - Japanese Relations: Trade Relations and the Sino-Japanese War, 1938-1940
Vol. 9 - U.S. - Japanese Relations, January - December 1941

Toward Pearl Harbor : the diplomatic interchange between Japan and the United States, 1899-1941

British Parliamentary Papers: Japan (1856 - 1899)

Report of the United States Education Mission to Japan

Trial of Japanese War Criminals: Documents

Occupation of Japan, policy and progress 

Reports of General MacArthur

"Dainty Japanese" or yellow peril? : Western war-postcards, 1900-1945 [translation]. 

The Far Eastern Commission; a study in international cooperation: 1945 to 1952

Activities of the Far Eastern Commission : Report by the Secretary General, February 26, 1946-July 10,1947

Select documents on Japanese foreign policy, 1853-1868, translated

Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry (in Midd Special Collections - Rare Books)

South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, etc.)

British Documents on the end of empire (all)

British documents on the end of empire: Sri Lanka

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, 1947 - 1980

Britain in India, 1765-1905 (6 volumes)

Speeches and Documents on Indian Policy, 1750 - 1921 - volume 1 (Internet Archive)

Speeches and Documents on Indian Policy, 1750 - 1921 - volume 2 (Internet Archive)

Gandhiji's correspondence with the government 

Gandhi’s Collected Works print (volumes 1-50) or online (volumes 1 - 96)

Towards freedom : documents on the movement for independence in India. 1945

The transfer of power 1942-7 

India through foreign eyes : travellers in colonial India 

Affairs of the East India Company : being the fifth report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons, 28th July 1812

Political diaries of the agent to the governor-general, North-West Frontier and resident at Lahore : from 1st January 1847 to 4th March 1848

Mutiny memoirs : being personal reminiscences of the great sepoy revolt of 1857

The Indian mutiny of 1857 / by Colonel G.B. Malleson ; with portraits and plans London, 1896.

The history of the Indian mutiny: giving a detailed account of the Sepoy insurrection in India... London, 1858-59

Sir Hugh Rose and the Central India campaign 1858

Just my luck : memoirs of a police officer of the Raj

Southeast Asia (Viet Nam, Malaysia, Cambodia, etc.)

British Documents on the end of empire (all)

British documents on the end of empire: Malaya

Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam papers : a documentary collection

Vietnam documents : American and Vietnamese views of the war

Vietnam War : primary sources

Genocide in Cambodia : documents from the trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary

Central Asia and Afghanistan

Islamic Central Asia : an anthology of historical sources 

Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963: Records of the U.S. State Department Central Classified Files [electronic resource]

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, 1947 - 1980

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839 - 1969 [electronic resource] - UK documents

Confidential Print: Africa, 1834 - 1966 [electronic resource] - UK documents

British parliamentary papers. Colonies: Africa

The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history

Conversations with Myself / Nelson Mandela

European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: German Colonies to League of Nations Mandates in Africa 1910-1929 [electronic resource]

European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: French Colonialism in Africa: From Algeria to Madagascar, 1910-1930 [electronic resources]

The German colonial experience : select documents on German rule in Africa, China, and the Pacific, 1884-1914 

British Documents on the end of empire (all)

British documents on the end of empire: Egypt and the defence of the Middle East 
British documents on the end of empire: Ghana 


Africa and the West : a documentary history from the slave trade to independence

Documents illustrative of the history of the slave trade to America

An account of the slave trade on the coast of Africa [electronic resource]

The diary of Antera Duke, an eighteenth-century African slave trader

West African narratives of slavery : texts from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ghana (print) or E-book

Journal of an expedition to explore the course and termination of the Niger with a narrative of a voyage down that river to its termination [Rare Books & Manuscripts - Special Collections]

From protest to challenge : a documentary history of African politics in South Africa, 1822-1990
Documents collected for volumes 5, 6, and 7 may be requested from CRL. See the Karis-Gerhart collection guide and Carter Karis collection guide.

Writing for Kenya : the life and works of Henry Muori 

Telling our own stories : local histories from South Mara, Tanzania

The James Stuart archive of recorded oral evidence relating to the history of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples

Other routes : 1500 years of African and Asian travel writing 

Corpus of early Arabic sources for West African history 

An early modern dialogue with Islam : Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612)

Israel and the European Union : a documentary history

Arab political documents (1963 - 1965)

Palestine papers, 1917-1922 : seeds of conflict

Palestine betrayed : a British Palestine policeman's memoirs (1936-1948)

My memoirs : half a century of the history of Iraq and the Arab cause / Tawfiq al-Suwaydi

The Iraq War : a documentary and reference guide

Turkey and her arab neighbors 1953 - 1958: a study in the origins and failure of the Baghdad pact

The Middle East and North Africa in world politics: a documentary record (1535 - 1975)

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

Latin America & Caribbean Region (multiple countries)

Foreign Relations between Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944 [electronic resource]

Foreign relations of the United States. Diplomatic papers, 1940. (In five volumes.) Volume V. The American republics. [electronic resource]. 

See midcat for other years and regions

Foreign relations of the United States, 1955-1957. Volume VI. American republics: Multilateral; Mexico; Caribbean. [electronic resource]

See Midcat for other years and regions

Latin America, 1941-1961 [microform] O.S.S./State Department intelligence and research reports ; pt. 14 

Latin America, special studies, 1962-1980 [microform] 

Latin America, special studies, 1980-1982. Supplement [microform]

Soviet relations with Latin America, 1918-1968; a documentary survey 

Diplomatic correspondence of the United States concerning the independence of the Latin-American nations

Diplomatic correspondence of the United States: inter-American affairs, 1831-1860

Afro-Latino voices : narratives from the early modern Ibero-Atlantic world, 1550-1812 

Colonial Latin America : a documentary history

Colonial lives : documents on Latin American history, 1550-1850 

A voyage to the eastern part of Terra Firma, or the Spanish Main, in South-America, during the years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804 

New Iberian world : a documentary history of the discovery and settlement of Latin America to the early 17th century

Cronicas de America (in Spanish)
Note: This is a series of reprinted primary sources which are scattered throughout the library collection.

Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collection

Latin America since Independence: A history with primary sources [electronic resource]

Latin American Independence: An Anthology of Sources [electronic resource]

Latin America Readers (multiple titles & countries)

Caribbean

Contrary voices : representations of West Indian slavery, 1657-1834

Letters and people of the Spanish Indies, sixteenth century 

Documentary History of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidency

Vol. 19 - Cuba, the Good Neighbor Policy and Abrogation of the Platt Amendment

A Black Soldier's Story: the Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence

The Cuba reader: history, culture, politics

Central America and Mexico

Chimalpahin's conquest : a Nahua historian's rewriting of Francisco López de Gómara's La conquista de México

Codex Bodley : a painted chronicle from the Mixtec Highlands, Mexico

General history of the things of New Spain : Florentine codex / Bernardino de Sahagún
Translation of Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España

Letters from Mexico / Hernan Cortes

Records of the Department of State relating to Internal Affairs of Nicaragua, 1910-1944 [microform]

Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Nicaragua, 1945-1949: internal affairs and foreign affairs [microform]

Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Nicaragua, 1950-1954: internal affairs and foreign affairs [microform]

Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Nicaragua, 1955-1959: internal affairs and foreign affairs [microform]

South America

Early Brazil : a documentary collection to 1700 

Children of God's fire : a documentary history of black slavery in Brazil

The Harkness collection in the Library of Congress. Documents from early Peru, the Pizarros and the Almagros, 1531-1578

True Account of the Conquest of Peru

NORTH AMERICA

The Jesuit relations and allied documents; travels and explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New France, 1610-1791 (73 volumes)

A documentary history of the Negro people in the United States (7 volumes)

Diplomatic correspondence of the United States: Canadian relations, 1784-1860

A source-book of Canadian history; selected documents and personal papers

EUROPE & RUSSIA / Soviet Union / CIS

Europe (Medieval Period)

The Voice of the Middle Ages : in personal letters 1100-1500

Medieval Iberia : readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sources

Basic documents in medieval history

A source book for mediaeval history; selected documents illustrating the history of Europe in the Middle Age

Life in the Middle Ages / selected, translated and annotated by G. G. Coulton

Middle ages. Primary sources

Europe - World Wars

Bearing witness: a resource guide to literature, poetry, art, music, and videos by Holocaust victims and survivors

Russia / Soviet Union

Soviet relations with Latin America, 1918-1968; a documentary survey 

Revolutionary Russia : a history in documents

Documents of Soviet History
v. 1. The triumph of Bolshevism, 1917-1919 -- v. 2. Triumph and retreat, 1920-1922 -- v. 3. Lenin's heirs, 1923-1925 -- v. 4. Stalin grasps power, 1926-1928 -- v. 5. Revolution from above, 1929-1931 -- v. 6. Restoration of order, 1932-1934 -- v. 7. Foundations of Stalinism, 1935-1937 -- v. 8. Road to war, 1938-1940 --

The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943

Stalin and the Lubianka : a documentary history of the political police and security organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953

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