The Office of the Historian releases newly digitized volumes from the Foreign Relations of the United States digital archive on a quarterly basis. This schedule will continue until the digital archive is completed. This initiative has been carried out in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center. The University of Wisconsin has graciously provided the Office with high quality scanned images of the series covering 1861–1960. The Office then further digitized the text from these images and enriched the text to create a full text searchable edition.
The most recent releases are summarized in the list below, with a link leading to the full list of volumes included in the release and the announcement.
- September 6, 2017: These thirty-two volumes cover events that took place between 1920 and 1941 and were originally published in print between 1935 and 1943.
- June 15, 2017: These sixteen volumes represent the second quarterly release on the United States and the First World War, documenting the search for peace and stability in the aftermath of the war. The volumes cover events in 1919 and were originally published between 1934 and 1947. This quarterly release also includes the new publication Foreign Relations of the United States, Iran, 1951–1954.
- April 6, 2017: A special release of sixteen volumes documenting World War I on the centennial of the U.S. entry into the war to commemorate that event and to honor those who served in that conflict. The volumes cover events between 1912 and 1918 and were originally published between 1919 and 1933.
- December 8, 2016: Twenty volumes covering events that took place between 1932 and 1939, originally published between 1947 and 1953.
- August 26, 2016: Twenty volumes covering events that took place between 1936 and 1939, originally published between 1953 and 1957