New Finding Aids Posted Online

Friday, January 21, 2011
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Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Iranian Political Opposition Literature collection, 1961–2003
This printed matter was published by Iranian political opposition groups in exile and collected from a variety of sources by Edward Jajko, the former Middle East curator at the Hoover Institution. The collection relates to the social, political, and economic conditions in Iran and Kurdistan and among Iranian students abroad from just before the Iranian revolution to the years following the Iran-Iraq war.

Bronis J. Kaslas papers, 1899–1974
A Lithuanian American historian, Kaslas was the author of several books, including The Lithuanian Strip in Soviet-German Secret Diplomacy, 1939–1941 and The USSR-German Aggression against Lithuania. The papers consist of his writings and rare printed matter relating to Eastern European politics, the Russian occupation of Lithuania, Lithuanians in foreign countries, the Baltic States, Poland, and the Paris Peace Conference of 1946.

Lyn Nofziger papers, 1961–2004
This collection concerns political conditions in California and the United States, Republican Party politics, the presidential elections of 1972 and 1980, the presidential administration of Richard M. Nixon, and the California gubernatorial and presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan. The papers of this American journalist and political consultant also document the court battle over Nofziger's alleged violation of the Ethics in Government Act, involving his lobbying on behalf of theWedtech Corporation. Following an initial guilty verdict, the charges were reversed on appeal and subsequently dismissed.

Resistencia Nicaragüense records, 1983–89
The Resistencia Nicaragüense was a Nicaraguan resistance organization engaged in guerrilla warfare against the Nicaragua’s Sandinista government in the 1980s. Its records relate to the contra guerrilla movement in Nicaragua, Nicaraguan politics and government, human rights conditions, indigenous peoples in Nicaragua, other Nicaraguan opposition groups, peace negotiations between the contra movement and the Nicaraguan government, and relations between the US government and the contras. The records include correspondence, communiqués, memoranda, press releases, and case files relating to legal proceedings involving Resistencia Nicaragüense officials.

Roderick Scott papers, 1916–67
This collection concerns missionary activity and Christian education in China. Scott, an American missionary in China, worked for Fukien Christian University in Foochow from 1916 to 1949. In addition to Scott’s and his wife, Agnes Kelley Scott,’s correspondence, reports, newsletters, and photographs, the collection contains materials generated by and about Fukien Christian University.

T. G. Stepanov-Mamaladze writings, 1985–98
The diaries and notes of Stepanov-Mamaladze, an aide to Ėduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet foreign minister and subsequently president of Georgia, relate to Soviet foreign relations and Georgian politics and foreign relations. The summaries of conversations between Eduard Shevardnadze and foreign leaders are particularly noteworthy.

Susan Weissman radio broadcast interviews, 1986–2000
These sound recordings relate to contemporary political, social, and economic conditions throughout the world, especially in the Soviet Union and its successor states. The interviews were conducted by Weissman, an associate professor of politics at Saint Mary's College of California, and were broadcast weekly on radio station KPFK, Los Angeles.

Food Administration records, 1909–57 (bulk 1917–19)
This voluminous collection, which concerns the regulation of food distribution and consumption at home and in Allied areas during World War I, was created by the U.S. agency in charge of food regulation. Included are correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, press releases, surveys, and photographs.