Thanks go to Mary Gay Anderson (our former International
Documents Librarian) and to Chelsea
Dinsmore (who currently serves UF in this capacity) for the creation and
assistance in the maintenance of this guide. See also the Government
Documents Department pages, with sections on International
Organizations, etc. Currently one of the best web sites for foreign
government documents is maintained by the University
of Michigan Library's Documents
Tip: Use the government agency of interest as a corporate author for
searches in the library catalog.
Note: Request retrieval
via the Library
Catalog to use materials labeled with the locations: "Library
West" or "Storage" in the catalog. Some of these materials may be delayed beyond July 2006 in the return to the renovated Library West, but retrieval services will continue until they are returned. All Dewey call numbers will be replaced with LC numbers at that time.
Early European historical sources cover foreign relations with the colonies and trade companies.
British Sources (example of colonial papers)
1. Calendar of State Papers
These document England's foreign affairs. The Calendars provide detailed abstracts of treaties, diplomatic correspondence, dispatches and reports. The slave trade and colonial matters are a major theme.
Calendar of State Papers
Some volumes in storage or microformat.
|1547-1704||Domestic Series- national affairs||Library West||80 vol.||942 G786c Domestic|
|1547-1738||Colonial Series- global colonization||Storage||44 vol.||942 G786c Colonial|
|1547-1603||Foreign Series- foreign diplomacy||Library West||28 vol.||942 G786c Foreign|
2. British Parliamentary Records
Discussions, investigations and reports on the major issues of the day and legislation. See
also the Records of the British Parliament at the University of Florida: Quick Reference
Also known as Cobbett's Parliamentary History or Hansards. Note that the Hansards will return to Library West with LC call numbers, although the move will not be completed prior to the public opening in July 2006.
|1066-1802||Original 1803 edition||Paged Collection||328.4202 G78p|
|1066-1802||Reprint 1966 edition||Science Library, 1st Floor||328.4202 G7791p 1966|
|1803-1992||Paged Collection||328.4202 G78p|
|1993-Present||Library West, Documents microfiche||J301 .H22|
Working papers of Parliament; bills, reports, papers, investigations and research.
|1715-1801||Paged Collection||J301 .K625 1975|
|1801-1942||Library West, microprint||328.4204 G786b|
|1943-1984||Paged Collection||328.4204 G781p|
|1985-Present||Library West, Documents microfiche||J301 .H62 (Commons)|
|1985-Present||Library West, Documents microfiche||J301 .H62 J301 .J6 (Lords)|
Journals of the House of Commons
Official narrative of parliamentary proceedings.
|1547-1900||Library West, Microfilm||J301 .K31|
3. Great Britain. Foreign Office
Records world events and British diplomacy.
British and Foreign State Papers
|Africa: 1834-1912||Library West, Microfilm
(58 reels)||327.4206 G786f|
|Africa: 1914-1939||Library West, Oversized
(Pt. II, many volumes)||JZ632 .B757 1994|
|Africa: 1940-1945||Library West (Pt. III,
5 volumes)||JZ632 .B767 1998|
|The First World War: 1914-1918||Library West||D621.G7 B75 1989|
|The Paris Peace Conference:1919||Library West||JX632 .B772 1989|
|The League of Nations:1918-1941||Library West||JX632 .B773 1992|
Slave trade Africa : general correspondence before 1906 : slave trade.
|1816-1892||Library West, Microfilm||HT1321 .G74|
Government publications relating to African countries prior to independence.
|1897-1963...Kenya and East Africa High Commission||Library West, Microfilm||DT433.513 .G681 1976|
|1862-1960...Nigeria||Library West, Microfilm||DT515.13 .G681 1974|
|1889-1963...Southern Rhodesia||Library West, Microfilm||DT2879 .G681 1982|
|1919-1961...Tanganyika||Library West, Microfilm||DT447 .G69|
|1860-1963...Zanzibar||Library West, Microfilm||DT449.Z27 G681 1976|
|1892-1899...Uganda||Library West, Microfilm||DT433.213 G7|
Great Britain. Overseas Trade Dept.
|Overseas Economic Surveys 1920-1961|
(includes African colonies)
| Library West, Microfiche||HC10 (Name of colony)|
Commercial reports received at the Foreign Office from Her Majesty's consuls. Zanzibar
|1860-1865||Library West, Microfilm||DT449.Z27 G681 1976|
Reports on the treatment by the Germans of British prisoners and natives in German East Africa ...
|1917||Library West, Oversized Collection||D627.A3 G7 1917|
Documents on British foreign policy, 1919-1939.
|1919-1939||Storage- See Circulation (MSL)||327.42 G786d|
Records of conversations, notes and papers exchanged between the Royal Egyptian Government and...
|1950||Science Library, (1st Floor)||327.62 E32r|
South Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1962-1989.
Request Retrieval: WEST MICROFICHE E183.8.S6 S691 1991
|Both a microfiche collection (439 fiches) and online as part of the Digital National Security Archive database|
International Governmental Sources
World Bank Group http://www.worldbank.org/
International Organization for Migration http://www.iom.int/
United Nations - successor organization to the League, expanded mission encourages international cooperation in the areas of economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems.
FAO Stat http://apps.fao.org/default.jsp
- League of Nations - first international organization "embodying the principles of collective security, arbitration of international disputes, reduction of armaments, and open diplomacy." (Britannica
- League Of Nations Documents and Publications
- African Union (formerly known as the Organization of African
Statistical source covering some 30+ years for most countries of the world. Most of the data
deal with agriculture, food aid, land use, etc. Note that this link provides a
limited number of search results (up to 500). Advanced or specialized users may
contact the library's Documents
for additional access to this service.
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Africa and Middle East http://w3.acdi-cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/webcountry.nsf/africa_e.html
Virtual Library: International Affairs http://www.etown.edu/vl/