Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 2, 2016


The Department of State today announces the release of newly digitized versions of twenty-three 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 1940 and 1951 and were originally published in print between 1955 and 1982:

Foreign Relations of the United States, Diplomatic Papers, 1940

  1. General, Volume I
  2. General and Europe, Volume II
  3. The British Commonwealth, The Soviet Union, 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, 1941

  1. General, The Soviet Union, Volume I
  2. Europe, Volume II
  3. The British Commonwealth; the Near East and Africa, Volume III
  4. The Far East, Volume IV
  5. The Far East, Volume V
  6. The American Republics, Volume VI
  7. The American Republics, Volume VII

Foreign Relations of the United States

1. The Conferences at Washington, 1941–1942, and Casablanca, 1943

Foreign Relations of the United States, Diplomatic Papers, 1942

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

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1951

  1. The Near East and Africa, Volume V
  2. Asia and the Pacific, Volume VI, Part 1
  3. Asia and the Pacific, Volume VI, Part 2

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.