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The U.S. dollar is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world's foremost reserve currency, backed by its economy, its military, the petrodollar system and its linked eurodollar and large U.S. treasuries market. Several countries use it as their official currency and in others it is the de facto currency. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are the world's largest stock exchanges by market capitalization and trade volume.
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Serious East-West diplomatic discussions resumed after the death of Stalin in 1953. But international tensions remained high for the next several decades. On a global scale, Canada contributed armed forces to peacekeepingoperations throughout the world; this included areas divided between communist and anti-communist factions. Canadian political and military leaders were at times critical of American actions against communism in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia;but they still prepared for possible war against the Soviets in Europe.
History: Women's History Please use the New Version of this page Archives, Libraries, and Museums Associations, Organizations, and Institutes Background Biographical Resources Books Discussion Lists Internet Guides Journal and Magazine Articles Journals Newspaper Articles Pictorial Resources Primary Sources Statistical Resources Ask the History Librarian Working from home or using wireless? Use the Off-Campus/Wireless Access link. Women's History: Archives, Libraries, and Museums Below are archives, libraries, and museums for women's history. For additional resources, see History: Archives, Libraries, and Museums. To search for archival materials, use the resources at History: Archival Resources. Additional Women's Collections (University of Texas, San Antonio) A geographic guide to WWW pages of archives, libraries, and other repositories that have primary source materials by or about women. Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America Foremost library on the history of women in America. Its holdings include books, manuscripts, periodicals, photographs, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials, with particular strength on the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of the material has been reproduced in the History of Women microfilm set. H-Women: Archival and Manuscript Collection Finding aids, and archival and manuscript collections dealing with women's history. Lesbian Herstory Archives Started in 1973, the largest and oldest Lesbian archive in the world exists to gather and preserve records of Lesbian lives and activities. Collects and preserves any materials that are relevant to the lives and experiences of Lesbians: books, magazines, journals, news clippings (from establishment, Feminist or Lesbian media), bibliographies, photos, historical information, tapes, films, diaries, oral histories, poetry and prose, biographies, autobiographies, notices of events, posters, graphics, and other memorabilia. National Women's History Museum Nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, displaying, interpreting, and celebrating the historic contributions and experiences of women. Images of artifacts, timeline, links to other sites. National Women's Hall of Fame Biographies, exhibits, exercises, games, bibliography, etc. WSSLINKS: Archival Sites for Women's Studies (Women's Studies Section, Association of Research and College Libraries) Arranged by region of the United States, also includes links to international resources. Back to top Women's History: Associations, Organizations, and Institutes For additional listings, see History: Associations, Organizations, and Institutes. American Association of University Women National Organization for Women Back to top Women's History: Background Sometimes you may need some information to get more familiar with your topic. Below are some materials that can provide background on topics in women's history. Additional resources are listed at History: Background. 350c69d7ab