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MICROFORM COLLECTIONS

The MU Libraries have one of the largest collections of microforms in North America. Special Collection holds over 8 million microforms and according to the ARL, has ranked between the fifth and tenth largest microform collection in North America. The collection contains over 1,000 newspaper titles, in addition to an extensive collection of magazines and journals. All microforms in Ellis Library except United States government documents, United Nations documents, ERIC documents, college catalogs, and telephone directories are centralized in the Special Collections.

Special Collections evolved from a small collection of rare books housed in the library director's office to a closed shelf collection administered by the Language/Literature Library and ultimately to a separately administered division of the University Libraries. In 1962, when the division was formed, the book collections were moved to their present location on the west side of the 4th floor of Ellis Library. The majority of the Libraries' microforms were also moved to the division. The division was named Special Collections in 1977.


CONTACT

Michael Holland, CA, University Archivist & Interim Head of Special Collections: HollandM@missouri.edu

Troy Gordon, Books and Print Materials: GordonM@missouri.edu
Karen Paulik, Microforms Manager: PaulikK@missouri.edu

Special Collections Division
401 Ellis Library
Columbia, Missouri 65201-5149
(573) 882-0076
Fax: (573) 884-5004


MIDDLE EAST

CIA RESEARCH REPORTS: MIDDLE EAST, 1946-1976. Frederick, MD.: University Publications of America; 1982. 3 microform reels. Note: Guide: SPEC R DS62.4 .C2 1983 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). CIA Research Reports: Middle East 1946-1976 lists all the reports, which are arranged geographically and chronologically. It also includes a subject index. Central Intelligence Agency reports from the Middle East are concerned primarily with internal political situations in individual Middle Eastern countries and in the region as a whole. The subjects include internal political developments, Arab-Israeli relations, the 1956 Suez Canal crisis, the Kurdish national problem, oil production and exploration, the involvement of the Soviet Union, China, France, and Britain in Middle Eastern politics, the Soviet threat to Iran and Turkey, and the Azerbaijani Crisis in 1947. The collection also includes biographical reports on political and military leaders in the region. FILM BOOK 0092.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS, MIDDLE EAST, ADEN, 1925-1941. Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America; 1984. 9 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .A2C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records, Middle East, Aden, 1925-1941 This guide contains a table of contents, a reel index, and a subject index. Documents from the United States diplomatic post at Aden are arranged first by year and then under the following subject headings: commerce and commercial relations, relations of state, and internal affairs of state. Reel 7 contains confidential files for 1925 through 1935. Specific topics include: Abyssinia (Ethiopia), agriculture, the Anglo-Italian accord, financial conditions, Italy, the League of Nations, military and naval affairs, petroleum, political affairs, transportation, and communication. The records are taken from National Archives record group 84. FILM BOOK 0077.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST BEIRUT. PART 1, 1925-1941. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 21 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 LA C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Beirut. The guide contains a list of the records in the order that they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. The records are in chronological order. This is a collection of papers from American diplomats stationed in Beirut between 1925 and 1941. The papers concern the political, military, social, and economic development of French Syria. The documents provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the region. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics of socioeconomic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high-level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Subjects documented include Lebanese independence, British-Vichy French hostilities in 1941, and the refueling and provisioning of merchant ships. The records are taken from National Archives record group 84. FILM BOOK 0075.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, BEIRUT. PART 2, 1942-1944. Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America; 1984. 7 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .L4 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.) Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Beirut. Special Collections also has Part 1 (1925-1941). For complete abstract see record for Part I. FILM BOOK 0075.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAN. PART 1, 1925-1941. Washington D.C. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 39 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .I55 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iran. The records are in chronological order. The guide contains a list of the records in the order they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. This is a collection of papers from American diplomats stationed in Iran between 1925 and 1941. The papers concern the political, military, social and economic development of Iran and its relationship with other countries. The documents provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the area. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics on socio-economic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Among the events documented are the founding of the Pahlevi Dynasty, assumption of the role of hereditary Shah in 1925 by Reza Khan, Reza Shah Pahlevi's cancellation of treaties with Britain and other powers, uprisings by Kurds, Bolshevik agitation, the Anglo-Persian oil company, industry, education, the occupation of Iran by British and Soviet forces in August, 1941, and the transfer of power to the Shah's son, Muhammed Reza Shah Pahlevi, in September 1941. The records are taken from National Archives record group 84. FILM BOOK 0073.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAN, PART II. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America; 1984. 15 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8.I55 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iran. Part II covers the years 1942-1944, for complete abstract see record for Part I. FILM BOOK 0073.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAQ. PART 1, 1925-1941. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 24 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .I57 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iraq. The guide contains a list of the records in the order that they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. The records are in chronological order. This is a collection of papers from American diplomats stationed in Iraq between 1925 and 1941. The papers concern the political, military, social, and economic development of Iran and its relationship with other countries. The documents provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the area. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics on socioeconomic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high-level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Subjects documented include United States embassy and legation administration, Anglo-Iraq relations, and Bolshevist activities. FILM BOOK 0074.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAQ, PART II. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America; 1984. 9 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8.I57 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iraq. Part II covers the years 1942-1944, for complete abstract see record for Part I. FILM BOOK 0074.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, JERUSALEM, PART 1, 1925-1941. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 12 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 I C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Jerusalem. The guide contains a list of the records in the order that they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. The records are in chronological order. Papers from American diplomats stationed in Jerusalem between 1925 and 1941 are filmed in this collection. The papers concern the political, military, social, and economic development of Palestine under the British Mandate. They cover the period when many of the political, religious, and military conflicts relating to modern Israel were emerging. The documents also provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the region. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics of socioeconomic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high-level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Subjects documented include immigration, the Mandate treaty, the problem of holy places, and racial disturbances. The records are taken from National Archives record group 84. FILM BOOK 0076.

THE MIDDLE EAST, SPECIAL STUDIES, 1970-1980. Frederick, MD.: University Publications of America; 1981. 18 microfilm reels. (Special Studies Series). Note: Guide: SPEC-R DS63 .M583 1981 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). The Middle East: Special Studies, 1970-1980 gives a precis of each paper and includes a subject index. The authors and their institutional affiliations are also listed. This is a collection of one hundred forty-four studies concerning the problems of the Middle East in the years 1945 to 1980. The papers deal both with problems of the whole region and with the separate countries of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. The topics include the Arab-Israeli conflict, the military situation and the internal problems of individual countries, superpower involvement and their policies, an analysis of the oil problem, tension in the Persian Gulf region, United States arms sales and their implications, the Palestinian problem and terrorism. These studies were commissioned by various United States government agencies from a number of private and governmental "think tanks" such as the Army War College, Rand Corporation, and the Center for Naval Analyses and Operations Research, Inc. FILM BOOK 0083.

THE MIDDLE EAST: SPECIAL STUDIES, 1980-1982, SUPPLEMENT. Frederick, MD.: University Publications of America; 1983. 3 microfilm reels. (Special Studies Series). Note: Guide: SPEC-R DS63 .M583 1983 McClure, Ruth. The Middle East: Special Studies, 1980-1982 contains a precis of each paper and includes a subject index. The authors and their institutional affiliation are also listed. This is a collection of forty-two studies dealing with various aspects of the Middle East's political, economic, and military situation. The studies deal with problems concerning particular countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey), and those problems concerning the region as a whole. The topics include the Iran-Iraq war, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Kurdish national problem, the influence and the policies of the superpowers, the economic ties between the United States and the Arab countries, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iranian Islamic revolution, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. These reports were commissioned by various United States government agencies from a number of private and governmental "think tanks" such as the Naval Postgraduate School, the Center for Naval Analyses, the National Defense University, and the Economic Research Service. FILM BOOK 0084.

Egypt

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF EGYPT, 1910-29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service; 1964. 31 microfilm reels. (National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 571; v. National Archives record group 59). Note: An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Egypt, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide is also filmed on the first reel preceding a complete list of documents included in the collections. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system. Egypt's changing political situation, the British protectorate, political refugees and prisoners, riots, and conspiracies are discussed in the first reels of this Department of State decimal file. A lengthy group of records pertain to the Mixed Tribunals that had jurisdiction over Egyptians and foreigners. Another large group consists of clippings from the Egyptian press that were transmitted from the American minister in Cairo to the secretary of state. Other topics that relate to Egyptian internal affairs are government, education, agriculture, mining, canals, and archaeology. FILM.

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN EGYPT AND OTHER STATES, 1910-29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service; 1964. 1 microfilm reel. (National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 573; v. National Archives record group 59). Note: An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Egypt and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is reproduced at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system. The largest group of records reproduced in this small Department of State decimal file relates to problems of extraterritorial and capitulatory rights in Egypt and includes opinions and suggested modifications. Controversial capitulatory rights related to extension of criminal jurisdiction and immunity from taxes by foreigners. Other records are concerned with Egypt's relations with various African and Asian nations and include such topics as treaty negotiations and state visits. FILM.

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND EGYPT, 1910-29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service; 1964. 1 microfilm reel. (National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 572; v. National Archives record group 59). Note: An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Egypt, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office. This guide is also filmed on the first reel, along with a complete list of the documents included. Most of the records in this small decimal file concern negotiations for treaties of arbitration and conciliation between the United States and Egypt and negotiations for a treaty renouncing war. Issues such as American capitulatory rights in Egypt, Great Britain's control over Egypt, and the eventual termination of Great Britain's protectorate influenced the ratification of these treaties. Articles from the Egyptian Gazette and other Egyptian newspapers advocate Egyptian independence. Other correspondence relates to the proposed plan to place 400 to 500 Armenian orphan girls in Armenian homes in Egypt. FILM.

Iran

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAN. PART 1, 1925-1941. Washington D.C. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 39 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .I55 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iran. The records are in chronological order. The guide contains a list of the records in the order they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. This is a collection of papers from American diplomats stationed in Iran between 1925 and 1941. The papers concern the political, military, social and economic development of Iran and its relationship with other countries. The documents provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the area. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics on socio-economic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Among the events documented are the founding of the Pahlevi Dynasty, assumption of the role of hereditary Shah in 1925 by Reza Khan, Reza Shah Pahlevi's cancellation of treaties with Britain and other powers, uprisings by Kurds, Bolshevik agitation, the Anglo-Persian oil company, industry, education, the occupation of Iran by British and Soviet forces in August, 1941, and the transfer of power to the Shah's son, Muhammed Reza Shah Pahlevi, in September 1941. The records are taken from National Archives record group 84. FILM BOOK 0073.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAN, PART II. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America; 1984. 15 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8.I55 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iran. Part II covers the years 1942-1944, for complete abstract see record for Part I. FILM BOOK 0073.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAQ. PART 1, 1925-1941. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 24 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .I57 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iraq. The guide contains a list of the records in the order that they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. The records are in chronological order. This is a collection of papers from American diplomats stationed in Iraq between 1925 and 1941. The papers concern the political, military, social, and economic development of Iran and its relationship with other countries. The documents provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the area. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics on socioeconomic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high-level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Subjects documented include United States embassy and legation administration, Anglo-Iraq relations, and Bolshevist activities. FILM BOOK 0074.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAQ, PART II. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America; 1984. 9 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8.I57 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iraq. Part II covers the years 1942-1944, for complete abstract see record for Part I. FILM BOOK 0074.

Iraq

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAQ. PART 1, 1925-1941. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 24 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .I57 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iraq. The guide contains a list of the records in the order that they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. The records are in chronological order. This is a collection of papers from American diplomats stationed in Iraq between 1925 and 1941. The papers concern the political, military, social, and economic development of Iran and its relationship with other countries. The documents provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the area. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics on socioeconomic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high-level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Subjects documented include United States embassy and legation administration, Anglo-Iraq relations, and Bolshevist activities. FILM BOOK 0074.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, IRAQ, PART II. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America; 1984. 9 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8.I57 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Iraq. Part II covers the years 1942-1944, for complete abstract see record for Part I. FILM BOOK 0074.

Great Britain. Colonial Office. REPORT OF HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND TO THE COUNCIL OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF IRAQ. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress for Andronicus; 1973. 1 microfilm reel. Note: The title of the report varies. A table of contents appears at the beginning of each report. The microfilm covers reports from 1920 to 1932. Paper copies for the same time period are available (956.7 G79). In 1920 the League of Nations granted Great Britain a mandate over Iraq. The mandate ended in 1932. During this period, the Colonial Office issued reports on its administrative actions. Subjects include political developments within the country, foreign relations, jails, health services, agriculture, foreign trade, budgets, civil and criminal courts, legislation, military training, public works, and education. Appendices include the texts of specific legislation. FILM MISC.

Israel

ISRAEL, NATIONAL SECURITY FILES, 1963-1969. Frederick, MD.: University Publications of America; 1982. 3 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 I75 G8 1982 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). A Guide to Israel. National Security Files, 1963-1969 lists all the documents, which are arranged chronologically within two subseries: "Cables" and "Memos and Miscellaneous". The collection consists of telegrams and reports received by the National Security Council from American diplomatic representatives and confidential sources in Israel, internal memoranda of the Council, and reports sent by the Council to the White House. The material covers the years 1963-1969 and deals with such topics as the relations between the United States and Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the political, economic, and military situation of Israel, American arms sales to Israel and Jordan, the internal situation in states bordering on Israel as well as the American policy towards these states, the Soviet involvement in the Middle East, and attitudes of American Jews towards Israel. FILM BOOK 0040.

Lebanon

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST BEIRUT. PART 1, 1925-1941. Frederick, M.D.: University Publications of America; 1984. 21 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 LA C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Beirut. The guide contains a list of the records in the order that they appear on the microfilm and a subject index. The records are in chronological order. This is a collection of papers from American diplomats stationed in Beirut between 1925 and 1941. The papers concern the political, military, social, and economic development of French Syria. The documents provide information on the evolution of United States policy in the region. The collection contains a wide range of material such as reports of political and military affairs, studies and statistics of socioeconomic matters, interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials, legal documents, communications sent and received by United States diplomatic personnel, translations from the local media, translations of high-level government documents, and transcripts of political meetings. Subjects documented include Lebanese independence, British-Vichy French hostilities in 1941, and the refueling and provisioning of merchant ships. The records are taken from National Archives record group 84. FILM BOOK 0075.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: MIDDLE EAST, BEIRUT. PART 2, 1942-1944. Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America; 1984. 7 microfilm reels. Note: Guide: SPEC-R E183.8 .L4 C6 1984 Kesaris, Paul (ed.) Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Middle East, Beirut. Special Collections also has Part 1 (1925-1941). For complete abstract see record for Part I. FILM BOOK 0075.

France. Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres. RAPPORT SUR LA SITUATION DE LA SYRIE ET DU LIBAN 1922-1938. New York, N.Y.: Library of Congress and Microfiche Systems for Andronicus; 1973. 2 microfilm reels. Note: A table of contents appears at the beginning of each annual report. We have reports for 1922 through 1938. After Turkey's defeat in World War I, the League of Nations awarded France a mandate over Syria and Lebanon. Although Nationalist revolts began early in the twentieth century, French troops did not leave until 1946. While France occupied the country, the Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres issued annual reports. The subjects covered in the reports include the general organization of the countries and their affairs, the political situation, security, the administration of justice, education, public assistance, the economic situation, and the budget. FILM.

Syria

France. Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres. RAPPORT SUR LA SITUATION DE LA SYRIE ET DU LIBAN 1922-1938. New York, N.Y.: Library of Congress and Microfiche Systems for Andronicus; 1973. 2 microfilm reels. Note: A table of contents appears at the beginning of each annual report. We have reports for 1922 through 1938. After Turkey's defeat in World War I, the League of Nations awarded France a mandate over Syria and Lebanon. Although Nationalist revolts began early in the twentieth century, French troops did not leave until 1946. While France occupied the country, the Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres issued annual reports. The subjects covered in the reports include the general organization of the countries and their affairs, the political situation, security, the administration of justice, education, public assistance, the economic situation, and the budget. FILM.

Turkey

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF TURKEY, 1910-29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service; 1961. 88 microfilm reels. (National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 353; v. National Archives record group 59). Note: A complete list of the documents in the collection is on reels 1-3. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system. Documents that relate to World War I activities in Turkey dominate this Department of State decimal file. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and other documents which discuss the United States Peace Mission of 1919, conditions in Baghdad, Smyrna, and Damascas, the Lausanne Conference, the expulsion and persecution of Armenians in Turkey, and opposition to the Zionist movement. Reproduced are Turkish High Command weekly reports of war operations as well as war diaries of United States naval commanding officers. Non-war related documents are concerned with public health, concessions to United States corporations, emigration, disasters, religion, and archaeological expeditions in Asia Minor. Documents relating to domestic affairs in Palestine are also included. These discuss government, constitutions, courts, laws, public works, education, financial affairs, petroleum, manufacturing of matches, excavation of salt from the Dead Sea, and conflicts between Arabs and Jews over incidents at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. FILM.

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND OTHER STATES, 1910-1929. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service; 1961. 29 microfilm reels. (National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 363; v. National Archives record group 59). Note: The first reel of the collection is a complete listing with brief abstracts of all documents included. It serves as a finding aid to the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the decimal classification system of the Department of State. The Department of State decimal file of documents related to political relations between Turkey and other countries is primarily concerned with the conference that met in Lausanne in 1922-23, which led to the peace treaty with Turkey after World War I. The Lausanne Conference dealt with problems of war debts and reparations, resumption of trade and other economic questions, communication and transportation, boundary questions, and limitation of arms. A considerable portion of the collection also relates to the Greco-Turkish War that ended in 1922 and to Turkey's relations with Bulgaria and other Balkan states. FILM.

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND TURKEY, 1910-1929. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service; 1961. 8 microfilm reels. (National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 365; v. National Archives record group 59). Note: A list of all documents is on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal classification system. The papers in this decimal file chronicle the negotiations for peace following World War I between consular and diplomatic representatives of the United States and Turkey. The majority of the documents concern the Lausanne Conference which led to the treaty ending the war between the United States and Turkey. The documents reflect the lengthy negotiations over the agenda, the treaty, and its aftermath. Modification of the terms of surrender figures prominently in the negotiations. Other agreements documented are the Treaty for the Renunciation of War (Kellogg-Briand Pact) and treaties on shipping, naturalization, extraterritoriality, and arbitration. Correspondence expressing the desire to regularize relations and resume commerce are balanced by protests against the Lausanne Treaty and the Treaty of Commerce. FILM.



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