Foreign Ministry Archive files and publications on intelligence

Dear colleagues,

 

I am working on a book project (Habilitation) on Sino-Swiss relations in the Cold War. I am particularly interested in the use of Switzerland as a hub for Chinese business, diplomatic, propaganda, and intelligence networks.  Unfortunately, I began my research after the Foreign Ministry Archive restricted access to its holdings.

Re: New Jersey Apprenticeship Documents?

Gordon,

I came across this information: "Tom Peterson was born October 6, 1824 on the Mundy family farm in what is now Metuchen, New Jersey. His father worked for Ezra Mundy and both father and son adopted that last name from time to time. His mother, Lucy, was a manumitted slave of Andrew Bell in Freehold, New Jersey. Tom was born free thanks to his mother’s status and also New Jersey’s Gradual Emancipation act of twenty years before."

New Jersey Apprenticeship Documents?

I am looking for any extant records of apprenticeship indentures in New Jersey in the early- to mid-19th century - specifically, I am trying to track down any record of Thomas Mundy Peterson's apprenticeship to Ezra Mundy of Metuchen (then Woodbridge). Peterson mentioned he had served such an apprenticeship in an undated newspaper interview but gave no details. It would have been after the Petersons moved to Perth Amboy in 1828. Peterson was born in 1824. I am not sure what the average age a boy would be appenticed, but that would narrow down the time period.

Seeking research help

My apologies to NASSH members for cross-listing this post.  I'm posting this message for an undergraduate honors student who is working on an honors thesis on the career of Dorothy Anderson, a tennis player who spent a year (1934) competing on the varsity's men's tennis team at Penn State.  She certainly is an anomaly at Penn State but the student is exploring whether she was also a total anomaly at the national level.
Thanks in your advance for your help.

Mark Dyreson, Director of Research and Educational Programs, Penn State Center for the Study of Sports in Society

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