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Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Collection at UM Libraries

JPRS is a government organization established in 1957 to supply the government with translations of unclassified foreign documents. This is important source material for research in the social sciences, science, political science & intl relations.

Geographic Coverage Areas for Microfilm Collection, 1962 – 1974

Geographic Location Date Coverage Call Number
Asia 1962 – 1974 Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U576
China 1963 – 1964 Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U5762
China and Asia 1964 – 1974 Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U5764
East Europe 1962 – 1974 Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U5768
International Developments 1962 – 1974 Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U58
Soviet Union 1962 – 1974 Gov Docs Microfilm AS 36 .U582

Indexes for JPRS Microfilm Collection: 1962 – 1974

There are three indexes to the JPRS microfilm collection published between 1962 and 1974.

  • Index II.A. RMP Bibliography Indexes to Current U.S. JPRS Research Translations. (1962 – 1970).
  • Index II.B. Catalog in Book Form for United States Joint Publications Research Service Translations. (1957 – 1970).
  • Index II.C. Transdex: Bibliography and Index to the United States Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) and Translations. (1970 – 1974).

Coverage

This collection begins full coverage of JPRS documents in 1962, including all available items translated for the series.

Arrangement

This microfilm collection organizes documents by the following:

  1. Geographic location (indicated by areas and call numbers in the following table)
  2. Document type: serials, ad hoc, and books
  3. Subject classification (which become more detailed as the series progresses)

IMPORTANT: The order of documents on the microfilm reel is the same order in which the documents are presented in the bibliographies (or publication indexes) of the indexes for this collection.