Do you know where your researchers can find primary source documents on the following 15 international relations topics from the 1960s?
1. Incidents between U.S. and Soviet fishing boats in Alaskan waters
2. Location of the Soviet Embassy in Washington, D.C.
3. Cuban sugar industry
4. International reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion
5. East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany
6. Development aid from West Germany to developing nations
7. Activities of the Organization of American States
8. Visits by nuclear-powered U.S. naval vessels to Mexico, and Mexico’s involvement in the Latin American Denuclearized Zone
9. Settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
10. Salt content of the Colorado River waters delivered to Mexico
11. Anti-American protests in Panama
12. American military aid to Latin American nations
13. Jews in the Soviet Union
14. Food for Peace program aid to Mexico
15. Visits and meeting with Soviet leaders such as Nikita S. Khrushchvev, Aleksei Kosygin, Andrei Gromyko, Anastas Mikoyan, and others
These 15 topics are just a handful of the many interesting subjects covered in the latest module on ProQuest History Vault, Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, 1960-1969, Europe and Latin America.
As the name implies, the U.S. State Department Central Files contain reporting on nearly every topic of interest to the State Department and other government agencies involved in international relations. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been published by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats, including special reports on political and military affairs; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; full texts of important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.
As the list of 15 topics above begins to indicate, the U.S. State Department Central Files also illuminate the internal affairs of foreign countries. For each country, there are files on subjects such as political parties and elections, student demonstrations, political unrest and sometimes even coup d’etats, human rights issues, fiscal and monetary issues, labor, housing, police and crime, public health, national defense, foreign relations, culture, trade, and more.
The countries covered in this module on Europe and Latin America are Federal Republic of Germany; Germany; Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and numerous countries in South America with a focus on Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela.
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