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Digital National Security Archives

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
1985 to present
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The Digital National Security Archives contains more than 80,000 declassified documents, an archival record of reports, memoranda, correspondence and papers concerning important public policy decisions in the area of foreign affairs and national security. 

The Digital National Security Archive consists of 29 collections: Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis, China, Cuban Missile Crisis, Guatemala, El Salvador,Iran, Iran-Contra Affair, Iraqgate, Japan, Kissinger Telephone Conversations, National Security Agency,Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Presidential Directives on National Security, South Africa, Soviet Union, Terrorism and U.S. Policy, U.S. Espionage and Intelligence,U.S. Intelligence Community, U.S. Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction,U.S. Military Uses of Space, U.S. Nuclear History, U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy,U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War.

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About the Digital National Security Archive

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Number of Users:
Unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Malcomb, J.
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Government Information: U.S. Federal Documents
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • American Studies
  • History
  • Global Studies
  • Military Science
  • Economics
  • European Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

National Security Archive (U.S.)--Databases.
National security--United States--History--Sources--Databases.
United States--Foreign relations--20th century--Sources--Databases.
United States--Military policy--Sources--Databases.