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PAIS Archive

The PAIS Archive database comprises a retrospective conversion of the PAIS Annual Cumulated Bulletin, Volumes 1-62, published 1915-1976. At completion of this conversion, the PAIS Archive contains over 1.23 million records.

The PAIS Archive database contains references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics. The original historical subject headings have been retained in the file.

Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources. The PAIS Archive provides historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies.

Subject Coverage
    Find information on such topics as:
    • Atomic Age
    • China's cultural revolution
    • Civil rights movement
    • Cold War
    • Communism, Socialism, Nationalism
    • Great Depression
    • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    • Korean War
    • McCarthyism
    • Prohibition
    • Religion and public schools
    • Space exploration
    • United Nations and League of Nations
    • Vietnam conflict
    • Watergate
    • Women's movement
    • World Wars I and II
Dates of Coverage
    1915-1976 as of September 2005
    Over 1,232,798 records as of June 2012
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Document Delivery
    Fee-based document delivery for materials cited in PAIS International and PAIS Archive is supplied by New York Public Library's NYPL Express service. For document availability, fee schedules, and ordering information, please visit or contact:

    NYPL Express
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    Fax 212.592.7215
Sample Record
Database PAIS Archive
Title The communist controversy in Washington: from the New Deal to McCarthy
Author Latham, Earl
Source Harvard University Press; Oxford University Press, 1966. viii+446 pp.
Communist party (United States) Government investigations Subversive activities
Abstract Congressional committee investigations into activities of the Communist party from the early 1930's to 1953.
Publisher Harvard University Press; Oxford University Press
Availability Harvard univ. pr. Oxford univ. pr. (London). LC 66-14447 $7.95
Language English
Publication Year 1966
Publication Type Book or Monograph
LC Control Number LC 66-14447
Update 20050620
Accession Number 1967-4946
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract JV = Journal Volume
    AN = Accession Number LA = Language
    AU = Author LC = LC Control Number
    AV = Availability MT = Monograph Title
    CA = Corporate Author PB = Publisher
    DE = Descriptors PT = Publication Type
    ED = Editor PY = Publication Year
    FE = Features RL = Resource Location
    IB = ISBN RW = Related Work
    IS = ISSN SO = Source
    JI = Journal Issue SR = Series Title
    JN = Journal Name TI = Title
    JS = Journal Supplement UD = Update