New Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Richard V. Allen papers, 1961–99
As a specialist in security and foreign policy, Allen worked on the Nixon and Reagan campaigns and held posts on the National Security Council under both men. Topics of note include Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, foreign policy, national security, political campaigns, Iran hostage crisis, Republican National Committee, libel and media abuses, Korea, and Taiwan. The papers include correspondence, legal files, subject files, audio and video recordings, and other material.

Edwin Meese papers, 1966–88
The correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other material in this collection relate to California politics and the administration of the California state government during the governorship of Ronald Reagan and to American domestic policy, Republican Party politics, and federal administration of justice during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Meese served as clemency and extradition secretary to the governor of California, 1967–69; executive assistant and chief of staff to the governor of California, 1969–74; counselor to the U.S. president, 1981–85; and U.S. attorney general, 1985–88.

Liang Heng collection, 1980–1982
Relating to student democratization movements in Hunan Province, China, the collection includes writings, printed matter, sound recordings, and photographs. Born in China, Liang Heng was admitted to the Chinese Department at Hunan Teachers College in 1977, immigrated to the United States in 1980, and coauthored two books about the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Fakhreddin Moussavi papers, 1974–81
Born in Iran, Moussavi earned a PhD in education at Stanford University. The printed matter and writings in this collection relate to education in Iran, the Iranian revolution of 1979, and political, social, and economic conditions in Iran.

Resistencia Nicaragüense records, 1983–1989
The microfilmed records of this Nicaraguan resistance organization, which engaged in guerrilla warfare against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, include reports, correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to guerrilla military operations in Nicaragua, financing and supply of guerrilla forces, medical care and administration of justice in guerrilla-controlled areas, truce violations following the end of the war, and Nicaraguan refugees in Honduras. Also included are records of the group’s predecessor, Fuerza Democrática Nicaragüense.

America’s Town Meeting of the Air sound recording, 1945
This recorded radio broadcast relates to the founding of the United Nations and its prospective role in ensuring world peace. An episode in the NBC radio series America’s Town Meeting of the Air, the program consists of a panel discussion with Joseph C. Grew, U.S. undersecretary of state; Tom Connally, U.S. senator from Texas; Harold E. Stassen, U.S. representative at the United Nations Conference on International Organization; and Raymond Swing, chairman of the Council for Democracy. The commentators are William L. Shirer and H. V. Kaztenborn.