Brown has partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the National Archive of Brazil, and the State University of Maringá (UEM) to take part in “Opening the Archives,” which will provide online public access to the NARA-held State Department of Political Affairs and Relations declassified documents pertaining to U.S.-Brazilian relations from the turbulent 1960s, 70s and 80s. A group of Brown students, together with James Green, professor of history, are now working alongside students from Brazil’s State University of Maringá to organize and provide indexing terms to the documents as they are digitized and made accessible through the Brown Digital Repository (BDR). Created by Brown University Library, the BDR is an online service for collecting, preserving, and disseminating intellectual output. Once in the repository, the NARA documents will be accessible via the internet to scholars around the world.

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