Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Archives Unbound : Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

When working on historical research, obtaining access to primary source material is important.  In many cases, finding this material can be difficult and time consuming.  In an effort to bring some of this rare primary source material together in a cross-searchable digital format, Gale has created the Archives Unbound collection. Archives Unbound is a vast new resource of topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. Specifically developed to address the needs of libraries, Archives Unbound is unique not only for its expansive, multi-use content but also for the distinct new intuitive search platform by which you access it. (source)

Atkins Library has invested in several of these collections to meet the university’s research need.  We would like highlight one of these collections: 

“During the 1930s, U.S. relations with Latin America and the Caribbean Growing war clouds in Europe and Asia predicated the need for securing resources and allies in the Western Hemisphere. Giving up unpopular military intervention, the U.S. shifted to other methods to maintain its influence in Latin America: Pan-Americanism, support for strong local leaders, the training of national guards, economic and cultural penetration, Export-Import Bank loans, financial supervision, and political persuasion.” (source)

Date Range: 1930-1944
Content: 82,212 images
Source Library: National Archives (U.S.)

The valuable documents will help in your research when studying America’s relationship with our neighbors to the south.  We encourage you to browse and search the collection.