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Foreign Relations: A Guide to Unique Holdings: Public Policy Archives

Guide to primary source material held by UK Libraries. Created for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference.


Alben W. Barkley

Alben W. Barkley, Vice-President of the United States

Public Policy Archives preserves the history of Kentucky politics and government. The University of Kentucky Libraries has built one of the finest and most thorough bipartisan collections for public policy research in the United States. Use of the collection in publications by scholars nationally and internationally testifies to its research value. The UK Libraries Public Policy Archives is nationally recognized as one of the finest regional political collections repositories in the United States.  Many of the public figures served in various capacities in the U.S. Government from Head of the CIA to ambassadors to various countries.  Guides to collections containing foreign policy information are listed below.

Cold War Era

Mexican War

Persian Gulf War

Politics/Public Policy

Vietnam War Era

World War I

World War II