New Finding Aids Posted Online

Monday, November 30, 2009

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

Stefan Thomas Possony papers, 1939–94
The papers of this U.S. political scientist relate to military science, technology, national defense, international relations, Soviet foreign policy, revolution in the twentieth century, and communism. They contain correspondence, writings, research notes, and printed matter.

Center for Citizen Initiatives records, 1995–2007
This private U.S. organization promotes person-to-person contact between Americans and Russians. Its records, which include reports, manuals, correspondence, photographs, and videotapes, relate primarily to a productivity enhancement program for Russian entrepreneurs.

U.S. Office of Wartime Information miscellaneous records, 1941–45
The Office of Wartime Information (OWI), a federal agency, distributed information and propaganda during World War II. The reports, press releases, memoranda, clippings, and photographs in this collection relate to regulation of the U.S. economy in wartime, dissemination of U.S. propaganda, and the accumulation of background information on various countries. A report titled “Chronology of Adolf Hitler’s Life” (1944), prepared as a reference source for OWI staff, is included.

David M. Shoup papers, 1904–83
This collection documents General David M. Shoup’s career in the U.S. Marine Corps as well as his speaking and writing in retirement. Shoup served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and was commandant of the Marine Corps from 1960 to 1963. His correspondence, writings, photographs, and audiovisual materials relate to the Tarawa campaign and other campaigns in the Pacific Theater during World War II, postwar activities, and the Vietnam War.