"The UPA [University Publications of America] Special Studies series offers federally commissioned, in-depth research on topics of the highest priority from leading public and private policy research facilities. The authors of these studies are associated with such institutions as the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, the National Defense University, the Institute for Defense Analysis, the Army Command and General Staff College, the Naval War College, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the RAND Corporation, the American Institutes for Research, and major international institutes at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Indiana, Georgetown, MIT, and Yale." -- from the LexisNexis UPA Special Studies overview of the collection
Included with the original 1970-1980 collection is a reel-by-reel index for the 11 reels. The collection is divided into the following geographic designations: NATO/Western Europe (Belgium, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, & the United Kingdom), Neutral/Nonaligned (Finland, Spain, Sweden, & Yugoslavia), and Warsaw Pact/Eastern Europe (Democratic Republic of Germany, Hungary, & Poland). A subject index provides an alphabetical listing of the major subjects covered in the collection by reel position and country designation. Some topics are: communism, decision-making, foreign policy, military doctrine, international relations, terrorism, and weapons systems.
Location and Call Number: Stauffer Library Compact Shelving at Microfilm UA no.003
Guide: Stauffer Library Reference & Stauffer Library Compact Shelving at UA646.3 .E97 1982t
As of 2006, the collection consists of the original 1970-1980 documents, and five supplements up to the year 1997.