New FRUS Volumes (weekly roundup)

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
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State Department Office of the Historian

This week, the State Department Office of the Historian released a new volume documenting the Carter Administration and its quarterly release of twenty-three newly digitized volumes, originally published from 1955-1982.


Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs

Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977–1980, Volume XXVIII, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy

The Department of State released today Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977–1980, Volume XXVIII, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy. 

This volume is part of a Foreign Relations subseries that documents the most important foreign policy issues of the Jimmy Carter administration. This specific volume documents the organization and management of U.S. foreign policy during that administration.

The Carter administration’s organization and management of U.S. foreign relations focused on four key areas—the reforming and reorganizing of the National Security Council (NSC) system; attempts to restructure the intelligence community; the adoption of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and the Foreign Service Reform Act of 1980; and economic reorganization and the centralization of matters related to trade.  In addition to these four themes, there is significant documentation on the efforts to diversify the workforce at the Department of State, primarily through greater inclusion of women and African Americans. 

This compilation was compiled and edited by Melissa Jane Taylor. The volume and this press release are available on the Office of the Historian website at http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v28. Copies of the volume will be available for purchase from the U.S. Government Publishing Office online at http://bookstore.gpo.gov (GPO S/N 044-000-02679-1; ISBN 978-0-16-093323-3), or by calling toll-free 1-866-512-1800 (D.C. area 202-512-1800). For further information, contact [email protected].


Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

 

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.