Terrorism: Special Studies, 1975-1991

Scope and Content

Terrorism: Special Studies, 1975-1991 is a themed microfilm compilation of texts commissioned by the US government and published by University Publications of America, Inc. Original texts cover the period 1960-1991, and are drawn from a variety of originating bodies, including the US Defense Intelligence Agency, the US armed forces intelligence organisation; US Central Intelligence Agency; US Army War College; the Defense Intelligence College; US Department of State; Columbia University; US Naval Postgraduate School; US Army Command and Staff College; the Federal Aviation Administration; and non-partisan policy centres, including the RAND Corporation. The collection includes US Central Intelligence Agency terrorist yearbooks; US Defense Intelligence College reports on the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), the West German Red Army Faction, and the Irish Republican Army (IRA); US Federal Aviation Administration reports on the effectiveness of the Civil Aviation Security Program; RAND Corporation policy papers relating to hostage survival, terrorism in the 1980s, options for US policy on terrorism, right-wing terrorist organisations, terrorism in the Middle East, the Red Brigade, kidnapping, white supremacist organisations, and the threat of nuclear and biological weapons; US State Department reports on political terrorism; US Army War College policy papers relating to counter-terrorism, psychological aspects of terrorism, the operational level of 'Euroterrorism' in the 1980s, the media and terrorism, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), and Northern Ireland; Defense Intelligence Agency papers, including the report of the Symposium on International Terrorism, Washington, DC, 2-3 Dec 1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

Terrorism: Special Studies, 1975-1991 is a collection of studies commissioned by the US government concerning international terrorism, 1975-1991. The US government contracted American universities, colleges, corporations, non-partisan policy centres, and individuals to provide data and analyses relating to terrorist threats to US foreign policy. University Publications of America then compiled the existing texts, which were available in US armed forces reports, US defence policy journals, non-partisan policy journals, academic journals, and academic symposia and conference proceedings, 1974-1991.


Arranged in the following chronological sections: Series 1: 1974-1977 (MF 831); 1977-1979 (MF 832); 1979-1981 (MF 833); 1982-1983 (MF 834); 1983-1985 (MF 835); Series 2: 1979-1985 (MF 836); 1985-1986 (MF 837); 1986 (MF 838); 1986-1987 (MF 839); 1987-1988 (MF 840); Series 3: 1986-1989 (MF 841); 1989 (MF 842); 1990-1991 (MF 843)

Access Information

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

University Publications of America, Inc., Bethesda, MD, with guides edited by Michael Davis and compiled by Mike Acquaviva.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room, Michael Davis and Mike Acquaviva (eds.), Terrorism: Special Studies, 1975-1991 (University Publications of America, Inc, Bethesda, MD, 1986-1992).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Enquiries concerning the copyright of the original material should be addressed to United Publications of America, Inc., 4520 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814-3389, USA