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Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

May 31, 2018

The Department of State today announces the release of newly digitized versions of fifteen 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 1874 and 1887 and were originally published in print between 1875 and 1889:

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1874–1887

  1. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1874 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 7, 1874.
  2. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1875 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 6, 1875, Volume I.
  3. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1875 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 6, 1875, Volume II.
  4. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1876 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 4, 1876.
  5. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1877 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 3, 1877.
  6. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1878 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 2, 1878.
  7. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1879 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 1, 1879.
  8. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1880 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 6, 1880.
  9. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1881 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 5, 1881.
  10. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1882 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 4, 1882.
  11. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1883 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 4, 1883.
  12. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1884 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 1, 1884.
  13. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1885 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 8, 1885.
  14. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1886 Transmitted to Congress, With the Annual Message of the President, December 6, 1886.
  15. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1887 For the Year 1887, Transmitted to Congress, With a Message of the President, June 26, 1888.

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.