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Multidisciplinary library resources for Grinnell students and faculty

Grinnell College has invested in more than 300 multidisciplinary resources from ProQuest. You now have instant access to thousands of primary source documents, including archival collections, government documents, periodicals, newspapers, video and more! These materials can be accessed anytime, anywhere for any faculty member or student with a Grinnell College account. Click on the product name or LibGuide links below to access the database and more information.

 

PQ Black History collection
Black History
African American Biographical Database (1790-1950) | LibGuide
African Diaspora, 1860-present
Black Abolitionist Papers | LibGuide
Black Studies Center (1600-present) | LibGuide
Black Thought and Culture
Historical Newspapers
History Vault | LibGuide
PQ Early Modern History collection
Early Modern History
Early English Books Online
  • Early English Books Online Text Creation Project: Collection 1; Collection 2 (1473-1700) | LibGuide
Early European Books: Collections: 1-14 (1450-1700) | LibGuide

 

PQ Military and Diplomatic History collection
Military & Diplomatic History
Digital National Security Archive (DNSA): Government Documents | LibGuide
  • Afghanistan The Making of U.S. Policy 1973-1990
  • Argentina: The Making of a U.S. Human Rights Policy
  • The Berlin Crisis 1958-1662
  • Chile and the US: US Policy Toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights
  • China and the US: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998
  • CIA Covert Operations, Part 1
  • CIA Covert Operations, Part III: From Kennedy to Nixon, 1961-1974
  • CIA Covert Operations: The Year of Intelligence, 1975
  • Colombia and the United States: Political Violence, Narcotics, and Human Rights, 1948-2010
  • Cuba and the U.S.: The Declassified History of Negotiations to Normalize Relations, 1959-2016
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: An International Collection of Documents, from the Bay of Pigs to the Brink of Nuclear War
  • Death Squads, Guerilla War, Covert Operations, and Genocide: Guatemala and the U.S.
  • El Salvador: War, Peace and Human Rights, 1980-1994
  • El Salvador: The Making of US Policy 1977-1984
  • Electronic Surveillance: From the Cold War to the War on Terror
  • The Intelligence Community after 9/11
  • Iran: The Making of U.S. Policy 1977-1980
  • Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scandal 1983-1988
  • Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War 1980-1994
  • Japan and the US, Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, Part II
  • Japan and the US, Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, Part III
  • Japan and the US: Diplomatic Security and Economic Relations, Part I 1960-1976
  • The Kissinger Conversations, Supplement
  • The Kissinger Conversations, Supplement II: A verbatim record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977
  • Kissinger Telephone Conversations
  • Kissinger Transcripts: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy
  • Mexico-United States Counter-narcotics Policy
  • National Security Agency: Operations and Organization, 1945-2009
  • Nicaragua: The Making of US Policy 1978-1990
  • Peru: Human Rights, Drugs and Diplomacy 1980-2000
  • The Philippines: U.S. Policy During the Marcos Years
PQ Military and Diplomatic History collection
Military & Diplomatic History (con't)
Digital National Security Archive (DNSA): Government Documents | LibGuide
  • The President's Daily Brief: Kennedy, Johnson, and the CIA 1961-1969
  • Presidential Directives on National Security, Part I
  • Presidential Directives on National Security, Part II
  • South Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy 1962-1989
  • Targeting Iraq: Planning, Invasion, and Occupation, Part I
  • Terrorism and U.S. Policy
  • The Soviet Estimate: US Analysis of the Soviet Union 1947-1991
  • U.S. Intelligence on Weapons Mass Destruction: From WW II to Iraq
  • U.S. Nuclear History, 1969-1976: Weapons, Arms Control, and War Plans in an Age of Strategic Parity
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part I
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part II
  • U.S.-Soviet Relations: Reagan, Gorbachev, Bush, End of the Cold War, 1985-1991
  • United States and The Two Koreas, 1969-2000
  • United States and Two Koreas, Part II
  • US Espionage and Intelligence
  • US Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis and Covert Action
  • US Intelligence Community: Organization, Operations and Management, 1947-1989
  • US Military Uses of Space 1945-1991
  • US Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age 1955-1968
  • US Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945-1991
History Vault | LibGuide
Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War | LibGuide

 

PQ History Vault
U.S. History (con't)
History Vault | LibGuide
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines
Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974
U.S. Serial Set | LibGuide
  • U.S. Serial Set 1 Digital Collection 1789-1969
  • U.S. Serial Set 2 Digital Collection Part A 1970 -1979 w/ Senate Executive Documents & Reports 1817-1978
  • U.S. Serial Set 2 Digital Collection Part B 1980-1989
  • U.S. Serial Set 2 Digital Collection Part C 1990-2003
  • U.S. Serial Set 2 Digital Collection Part D 2004-2010
  • U.S. Serial Set Maps Digital Collection Complete