New digital collection: U.S. government public opinion surveys on security issues in Western Europe

Office of Research banner from first page of a report

In celebration of Open Access Week, we’re pleased to introduce a new collection in the Tufts Digital Library, U.S. government public opinion surveys on security issues in Western Europe, built in partnership with Professor Richard Eichenberg of the political science department.

Since the late 1970s, Dr. Eichenberg has been conducting research on West European public opinion on national security issues.

Paper reports in a box

A box of reports prior to digitization

Over the years, he collected a file cabinet full of polling reports from the Office of Research, United States Information Agency, with data on issues such as opinions of the United States and the USSR (later Russia), nuclear weapons, the NATO Alliance, defense spending, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Earlier this year Dr. Eichenberg proposed a digitization project to Tisch, which allowed us to build this collection and make nearly 90 reports freely available online for the first time.

To learn more, read the Guide to the Collection, or visit the full collection in the Tufts Digital Library.

For any questions or comments about the collection, please contact Andrea Schuler, Digital Collections Librarian.

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