GRC Microform Collections A-Z

The collections below are on standard microfiche or 35mm microfilm. The number and letter following each collection title refer to the cabinet and drawer in which the collections are stored.


ABREES/Transdex (2a) / 1978-1996

Annual Reports of the World's Central Banks (7e-f) / 1983-1998

Asahi Shimbun (8a-j) / 1888-1962

China, Internal Affairs, 1945-1949 (6g) / 1945-1949

Chūōkōron (Central Review) (3h-j) / 1887-1944

CIA Research Reports: China (6d) / 1946-1976

CIS National Statistical Compendia, alphabetical by country (7a-d) / 1970-2005

Cuba: Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs, 1955-1959 (1b) / 1955-1959

Daily Summary of the Japanese Press (9a-c) / 1952-1992

Den (1g) / 1991-1993

Far Eastern Economic Review (6e-f) / 1983-2008

FBIS Asia and the Pacific (4c-e) / 1967-1987

FBIS East Asia (4f) / 1987-1996

FBIS Eastern Europe (5d-f) / 1969-1995

FBIS Far East (4a-b) / 1952-1967

FBIS People's Republic of China (4g-j) / 1967-1996

FBIS Soviet Union (5g-h) / 1968-1983

FBIS Soviet Union / Central Eurasia (5i-j) / 1984-1996

FBIS USSR and Eastern Europe (5a-c) / 1954-1969

Independent Press, Ukraine (1f) / 1989-1994

Japan Times (9d-j) / 1897-1983

Japan: Internal Affairs, 1945-1954 - US State Dept Central Files (3a-b) / 1945-1954

JPRS East Asia, China, and Japan (2e) / 1987-1993

JPRS Eastern Europe (2d) / 1979-1994

JPRS Soviet Union (2b-c) / 1983-1993

La Prensa (1a) / 1981-1990

Literaturnaia Gazeta (1g) / 1955-1996

MAGIC Documents: Diplomatic Communications of Japan (3c) / 1938-1945

Mainichi Shimbun (Mainichi Daily News) (3d-g) / 1922-1971

Middle East Economic Digest (1c) / 1979-1987

National Security Archive (2f-h) / 1945-2000

Nauchnaia Informatsiia, Voprosy borby s prestupnostiu (1e) / 1967-1988

Occupation of Japan  (2i) / 1942-1945

OSS series – China (1d) / 1937-1961

OSS Series – China and India (1d) / 1919-1961

OSS Series – Postwar Europe (1d) / 1944-1949

OSS Series – Postwar Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia (1d) / 1945-1961

OSS Series – Soviet Union (1d) / 1941-1949

OSS Series – The Middle East (1d) / 1941-1949

Prague Spring (1e) / 1967-1969

Problems of Communism (1c) / 1952-1979

Renmin Ribao (People's Daily) (6a-b) / 1950-1985

Russia: International Relations in the Imperial Period (1g) / 1878-1917

Russian Newspapers, alphabetically by title (1h-j) / 1949-1993

Saionji-Harada Memoirs  (3c) / 1930-1940

Shih Pao (Truth Post) (6c) / 1936-1944

Terrorism: Special Studies Series (1b) / 1975-1985

US Military Intelligence Reports, China (6d) / 1911-1941

Abstracts Soviet & East European Series (ABSEES) / Abstracts Russian & East European Series (ABREES), 1978-1996 (2a)Abstracts from Soviet (later Russian) and East European newspapers, in English, covering major political and economic developments. The GRC also has paper versions of these reports from 1970 to the present.

Annual Reports of the World's Central Banks, countries grouped by region, 1983-1998 (7e-f)Financial, economic, and statistical profiles of 128 countries from the comprehensive collection in the joint World Bank/International Monetary Fund Library. These reports throw light on the operations and policies of the central banks and provide a survey of national and international economic developments from the unique vantage point of each country.

Asahi Shimbun, 1888-1962 (cabinet 8)One of Japan's oldest and largest national daily newspapers. In Japanese.

Chūōkōron (Central Review), 1887-1944 (3h-j)A monthly Japanese literary magazine first established in 1887. Considered one of Japan's foremost general-interest magazines, it publishes a wide variety of material, including fiction, nonfiction, and photographs related to various economic, political, cultural, and social topics.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Research: China, 1946-1976 (6d)Central Intelligence Agency reports on China. The topics covered include agriculture, balance of payments, the Chinese Communist Party, the Cultural Revolution, the Sino-Soviet split, dissident activities, economics, foreign policy, Indochina, military issues, and threat evaluations.

China, Internal Affairs, 1945-1949 (6g)Confidential U.S. State Department files covering the economic, social, political, and military affairs of China from the end of the Second World War to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

Congressional Information Service (CIS) National Statistical Compendia, alphabetical by country, 1970-2005 (7a-d)Annual summary social, economic, and demographic data, as issued by national statistical agencies and other authorized bodies. The collection includes most countries during the date range.

Cuba: Internal and Foreign Affairs, 1955-1959 (1b)Confidential U.S. State Department files, accompanied by a printed reel guide. The collection contains correspondence between the State Department and the U.S. embassy in Cuba, as well as correspondence with other federal departments and agencies, Congress, and some private individuals and organizations.

Daily Summary of the Japanese Press, 1952-1992 (9a-c)Summaries in English of major news stories, selected by staff at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo. In English.

Den, 1991-1993 (1g)Den, an early post-Soviet opposition paper, presented the right-wing struggle against Yeltsin’s reforms. It ceased publication following the 1993 bombardment of Russian parliament.

Far Eastern Economic Review, 1983-2004 (6e-f)An English-language weekly news magazine based in Hong Kong and published from 1946 to 2009. 

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Collections (cabinet 4)Daily reports on events in the countries and regions listed below from U.S. State Department staff. Series include:FBIS Far East (1952-1967)FBIS Asia and the Pacific (1967-1987)FBIS East Asia (1987-1996)FBIS People’s Republic of China (1967-1996)

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Collections (cabinet 5)Daily reports on events in the countries and regions listed below from U.S. State Department staff. Series include:FBIS USSR and Eastern Europe (1954-1969)FBIS Eastern Europe (1969-1995)FBIS Soviet Union (1968-1983)FBIS Soviet Union / Central Eurasia (1984-1996)

Independent Press, Ukraine, 1989-1994 (1f)Ukrainian periodicals published after the lifting of restrictions on political and press activities.

Japan Times, 1897-1983 (9d-k)Japan’s largest-circulation English-language newspaper. 

Japan, Internal Affairs, 1945-1954 (3a-b)Confidential U.S. State Department central files covering the economic, social, political, and military affairs of occupied Japan.

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Collections (2b-e)In-depth, analytical reports on regional politics, military affairs, and economic developments by the JPRS, a US government-sponsored organization. Series include:JPRS Soviet Union, 1983-1995JPRS Eastern Europe, 1976-1994JPRS East Asia, China, Japan, 1985-1994

La Prensa, 1981-1990 (1a)Argentinian daily newspaper published in Buenos Aires.

Literaturnaia Gazeta, 1955-1996 (1g)Perhaps the most significant cultural and political newspaper published in the USSR and Russia, in its pages it reflected the liberal-vs.-conservative polemics of the Soviet Union and, later, the social, political, and cultural changes of the early post-Soviet period.

MAGIC Documents, 1938-1945 (3c)“MAGIC” was the code word used by the United States to identify deciphered Japanese diplomatic communications from 1938 to 1945. This collection contains copies of official and unofficial Japanese diplomatic communiqués sent from Japanese personnel stationed at embassies and consulates in the Far East, Europe, and the Middle East to Tokyo as well as material relating to Japanese civil, political and economic conditions and policies, military expenditures, strategy, tactics, and campaigns, and eventual peace initiatives and surrender.

Mainichi Shimbun (Mainichi Daily News), 1922-1971 (3d-g)One of the major Japanese daily newspapers, published by Mainichi Newspapers. In Japanese.

Middle East Economic Digest, 1979-1986 (1c)A business intelligence tool for the Middle East and North Africa, providing analysis and commentary on Middle Eastern markets, companies, and people. Also includes data on regional projects.

National Security Archive, 1945-2000 (2f-h)Contains more than 60,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Collections include the Cuban Missle Crisis, the Berlin Crisis, Military Use of Space, Nuclear Nonproliferation, country-specific policy formation (Afghanistan, El Salvador, Iran, Nicaragua, and South Africa), American Espionage and Intelligence Capabilities, and more.

Nauchnaia informacia, Voprosy borby s prestupnostiu, 1965-1988 (1e)Soviet-era analysis of crime and law enforcement.

Occupation of Japan, 1942-1949 (2j)U.S. documents concerning the post-WWII occupation of Japan. The collection is divided into two parts: U.S. Planning Documents, 1942-1945 and U.S. and Allied Policy, 1945-1949.

Office of Strategic Services Series (1d)Intelligence and research reports from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and State Department from the 1920s to 1949. Series include:Japan, Korea, and Southeast AsiaChina and IndiaPostwar EuropeSoviet UnionMiddle East

Prague Spring, 1967-1969 (1e)Coverage of crucial developments related to the Prague Spring, the 1960s reform movement in Czechoslovakia, from its rise through the 1968 Warsaw Pact occupation and consequent “normalization.” The collection is comprised of magazines and newspapers in Czech and Slovak.

Problems of Communism, 1952-1979 (1c)Analytical bi-monthly journal published by the United States Information Agency.

Renmin Ribao (The People's Daily), 1950-1985 (6a-b)The official daily newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. In Chinese.

Russia: International Relations in the Imperial Period, 1878-1917 (1g)Diplomatic correspondence, reports, and other documents from the Russian imperial period. In Russian and French.

Russian Newspapers, alphabetically by title, 1949-1983 (1h-j)Various titles from the Soviet period, in Russian. (Additional newspapers are available electronically or on microfilm – please see GRC staff for information.)

Saionji-Harada Memoirs, 1931-1940: Complete translation into English (3c)Prince Saionji Kinmochi (1849-1940) played a key part in Japan’s internal politics and foreign relations during the first several decades of the 20th century: he held numerous political offices, including that of prime minister and genrō (advisor to the emperor). These memoirs cover the final ten years of his life and provide insight into Japan’s domestic politics and international relations.

Shih Pao (Truth Post), 1936-1944 (6c)Beijing newspaper published during the Japanese occupation. In Chinese.

Terrorism, Special Studies, 1975-1985 (1b)Reproductions of 87 articles on international terrorism and terrorist techniques originally published in various forms by trade and government publishers.

U.S. Military Intelligence on China, 1911-1941 (6d)Intelligence reports of American military attaches and their staffs in China during 1911-1941.