Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1995
JPRS was a translation and publishing service created in the U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Technical Services in March 1957 to provide government agencies with translations of unclassified foreign source documents, including scientific and technical publications, periodical and newspaper articles, scholarly journals, trade and commercial statistics reports, defense-related and other special reports. The documents were selected by area and subject specialists while translations were prepared by linguists and researchers. Today, JPRS reports are considered an important source of primary and secondary material from around the world. Subjects covered in the JPRS Reports include economics, international relations, national politics, military affairs, and science and technology.