Sources for researching relations between United States of America and other countries
Last Updated: May 29, 2014
Primary Sources on U.S. Foreign Relations
- Declassified Documents Reference System
Full text of Presidential, Executive Branch, and Congressional documents since World War II declassified under the Freedom of Information Act. Subjects include foreign relations, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, civil rights movement, assassinations, etc. Limited to authorized UM users.
- Digital National Security Archive
Contains 29 themed collections of more than 63,000 declassified documents that led to U.S. policy decisions related to Afghanistan, El Salvador, Iran, Nicaragua, the Philippines, South Africa, the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missle Crisis, and more. Limited to authorized UM users.
- National Security Archive
An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States.
Foreign Relations of the United States records major U.S. foreign policy decisions and diplomatic activity. It contains declassified and unclassified documents from Presidential Libraries, State Department, Defense Department, National Security Council, CIA and others. This seriest tends to publish about 30-40 years after the events. The most current volumes as of fall 2009 is for 1969-1976.