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Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

August 26, 2016

The Department of State today announces the release of newly digitized versions of twenty volumes from the Foreign Relations of the United Statesseries, the official documentary record of U.S. foreign relations. These volumes cover events that took place between 1936 and 1939 and were originally published in print between 1953 and 1957:

Foreign Relations of the United States Diplomatic Papers, 1936

  1. General, British Commonwealth, Volume I
  2. Europe, Volume II
  3. The Near East and Africa, Volume III
  4. The Far East, Volume IV
  5. The American Republics, Volume V

Foreign Relations of the United States Diplomatic Papers,  1937

  1. General, Volume I
  2. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa, Volume II
  3. The Far East, Volume III
  4. The Far East, Volume IV
  5. The American Republics, Volume V

Foreign Relations of the United States Diplomatic Papers, 1938

  1. General, Volume I
  2. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East, and Africa, Volume II
  3. The Far East, Volume III
  4. The Far East, Volume IV
  5. The American Republics, Volume V

Foreign Relations of the United States, Diplomatic Papers, 1939

  1. General, Volume I
  2. General, The British Commonwealth and Europe, Volume II
  3. The Far East, Volume III
  4. The Far East; The Near East and Africa, Volume IV
  5. The American Republics, Volume V

Today’s release is part of the Office of the Historian’s ongoing project, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, to digitize the entire Foreign Relations series. The University graciously provided high quality scanned images of each printed book, which the Office further digitized to create a full text searchable edition. These volumes are available online and as free ebooks at the Office of the Historian’s website (https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments). This is the latest in a series of quarterly releases, which will continue until the  FRUS digital archive is complete.