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Database trial: Digital National Security Archive

The Digital National Security Archive provides access to primary documents relating to US foreign and military policy since 1945. These documents are  from the National Security Archive, a  non-profit research organization founded in 1985 by  journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy.        

The  database contains over 95,000 records --  more than 650,000 pages --  of original documents most of which  were formerly classified and unavailable.  Although the documents may be available in Presidential collections or other archives, this database allows you to cross-search across all  documents by collection, subject  or  date  or to search the full text  by keywords.

Currently the database contains the following 41 collections:

  • Latin America Collection Set – 9 collections
  • Asia Collection Set – 9 collections
  • Middle East Collection Set – 5 collections
  • Human Rights Collection Set – 6 collections
  • Intelligence and Policy Collection Set – 12 collections
  • Cold War Collection Set – 7 collections

During this one month trial the entire collection can be accessed at https://trials.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=IMUPK60J9OVT0M6QV444.

Please contact marichards@jjay.cuny.edu with any questions or comments.