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Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports

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The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States' principal historical record of political open source intelligence for 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Readex has digitized the entire collection from 1941 through 1996.

These translations provide access to primary sources from around the world. The vast majority originated in languages other than English and constitute a major resource for students of international and area studies, political science and world history.

The Library has partial collections in microfiche for the following regions: Asia & Pacific, Central Eurasia, China, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Near East & South Asia, and Soviet Union.


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History; Political Science

Date Coverage

China, 1941-1996; elsewhere, 1941-1974


eBooks, Government Publications, Primary Sources