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| by Arabella Holzapfel


Montage of images including photos of Unterberger, Lattimore, Lansky, Bethune, and Beijing in the 18th century, Latino shawl, and fuzzy Congress

Middlebury (Vermont) users now have access to some new library resources that don’t fit in the previous groupings.

ProQuest Legislative Insight : Legislative Insight is comprised of legislative histories — fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. Each history includes the full text of the public law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.

Streaming video - we have added hundreds of films from the Icarus Films Fiction collection and the Docuseek2 Complete Collection. Search by title, subject, etc., in Midcat or browse on the Docuseek2 website.

Oxford Bibliographies Online - Latino Studies : Middlebury’s access to OBO Latino Studies has been added to our Oxford Bibliographies Online portfolio that has included Cinema and Media Studies, Sociology, and Latin American Studies. The field of Latino Studies explores the Hispanic minority in the United States and is enriched by an interdisciplinary perspective. Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies offers an authoritative, trustworthy, and up-to-date intellectual map to this ever-changing discipline.

Earl George Macartney Collection: This is a collection of a great variety of records related to Earl George Macartney’s historic mission to China during 1792-1794. The mission was dispatched by King George III of Britain in the name of congratulating Emperor Qianlong’s 83rd birthday. This Cornell University Library collection consists of letters, journals, logbooks, watercolors, engravings, and books (illustrated accounts of the expedition/mission) produced by Macartney himself and those who accompanied him on the mission.

Norman Bethune papers Dr. Norman Bethune (白求恩; 1890–1939), a Canadian thoracic surgeon, was a national hero in China. Mao Zedong, who only met Bethune once briefly, lionized him in an essay for his selfless dedication to others. This essay was included in the Red Book and Mao’s collected works, and was mandatory reading in China. The Norman Bethune Papers consists of letter correspondences, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and research materials selected from several sub-collections including the Norman Bethune Collection,

FBI file on Owen Lattimore: An American sinologist and college professor, Owen Lattimore (1900–1989) traveled extensively and did research throughout China, Manchuria, Mongolia, and Chinese Turkistan. From 1938-1950, he served as director of the Page School of International Relations at Johns Hopkins. In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy accused him of being a Soviet espionage agent. A senate committee exonerated him later that year. In 1952, he was indicted on seven counts of perjury on the charge that he lied when he told a Senate internal security subcommittee earlier in 1952 that he had not promoted Communism and Communist interests. In 1955, the Justice Department dropped all charges against him. Most of the material in this file relates to Lattimore’s leftist sympathies and catalogs how he became a victim of McCarthyism.

Mafia in Florida and Cuba: FBI surveillance of Meyer Lansky and Santo Trafficante, Jr. : This collection comprises materials on Santo Trafficante, Jr., Meyer Lansky, and Lucky Luciano, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of FBI offices including, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; newsclippings and articles; Domestic Intelligence Section reports; transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages; memoranda of conversations.

United States and the Russian Civil War: The Betty Miller Unterberger Collection of Documents : This collection covers World War I and its immediate aftermath, concentrating on America’s role in the Russian Civil War and early relations between the United States and the newly formed Soviet Union. This material is the result of decades of research by historian Betty Miller Unterberger, renowned professor of American diplomacy and international history at Texas A&M University and former president of the Society for the History of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). Consisting of approximately 10,000 documents pulled from over 50 repositories around the world, including the former Soviet Union, most of this collection is in English, with 80 percent of the foreign-language materials having been translated or accompanied by English-language abstracts.

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Arabella is the Electronic Resources Manager and Library Systems Specialist.