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Additional Collection Information

International Documents collects the documents of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world. The European Union (EU) collection takes pride of place among our materials. As an EU depository we receive almost everything printed by the EU. A great deal of this material is now also available electronically, and current materials are often only available online. International Documents also holds an extensive collection of United Nation (UN) materials, both in print and on microfiche. Additionally, blanket orders are placed for materials from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, UNESCO, World Trade Organization, OECD, and other NGOs.

While government materials are not generally collected, a special collection of British Parliamentary Papers and the Calendar of State Papers has been acquired and includes both original bound records, similar to the United States Congressional Record, and microfiche. Also present are the Journals of the House of Commons on microfilm and the British and Foreign State papers regarding diplomacy in Africa, the Paris Peace Conference: 1919, and the League of Nations: 1918-41. These materials are collected as part of our commitment to facilitate research for area studies groups.

Where possible materials are collected in English. When English is not available, materials are purchased in the available language.

EU and UN materials are housed in the Marston Science Library on the first floor in the Government Documents department. Other materials are integrated into the general collection and are housed in Library West.

Meet the Librarian

Chelsea Dinsmore joined the Documents Department as the International Documents librarian in July, 2004. A native of Gainesville, Chelsea received a BA in history from New College, Sarasota, and an MA in history from the University of Florida. In 1996 she moved to Austin, Texas where she earned her MLIS degree. After 5 years as an archivist at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, she decided it was time to come home and was very pleased to accept the Documents position.



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