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Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

April 6, 2017

The Department of State today announces the release of newly digitized versions of sixteen volumes from the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the official documentary record of U.S. foreign relations. These volumes cover events that took place between 1912 and 1918 and were originally published in print between 1919 and 1933.

The Office of the Historian is releasing this material 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 Office plans to release the related material on the Versailles peace negotiations in the next quarterly release, scheduled for June 2017. In addition, the Office of the Historian is publishing a narrative account of the response by U.S. diplomats in Europe to the humanitarian catastrophe that accompanied the beginning of the war. This narrative will be published sequentially at https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/wwi.

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1912–1917

  1. With the Annual Message of the President Transmitted to Congress December 3, 1912.
  2. With the Address of the President to Congress December 2, 1913.
  3. With the Address of the President to Congress December 8, 1914.
  4. With the Address of the President to Congress December 7, 1915.
  5. With the Address of the President to Congress December 5, 1916.
  6. With the Address of the President to Congress December 4, 1917.

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917

  1. Supplement 1, The World War.
  2. Supplement 2, The World War, Volume I.
  3. Supplement 2, The World War, Volume II.

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1918

  1. 1918.
  2. 1918, Russia, Volume I.
  3. 1918, Russia, Volume II.
  4. 1918, Russia, Volume III.
  5. Supplement 1, The World War, Volume I.
  6. Supplement 1, The World War, Volume II.
  7. Supplement 2, The World War.

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.