From October-December 2013, the SHAFR Historical Documentation Committee conducted an online survey to assess challenges and opportunities facing historical research on the United States, particularly U.S. foreign relations. The committee is pleased to share the results and thanks the 784 researchers who responded. The survey focused particularly on the state of document classification as well as on the overall research experience at the U.S. National Archives, a key repository for documents pertaining to U.S. diplomatic history.
An analysis and a review of the survey results are provided below:
- Analysis of Survey Data by the SHAFR Historical Documentation Committee
17 December 2013
- NARA Historical Documentation Survey Review
prepared by Richard H. Immerman and Carly Goodman