Collected Department Releases: “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers-None Swifter than These” Exhibition Opens at the U.S. Diplomacy Center on November 7

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Notice to the Press

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

November 1, 2018


The Department of State’s Diplomatic Courier Service will launch the “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers—None Swifter than These” exhibition at the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State on November 7. This exhibition includes photos, videos and objects documenting the birth and evolution of the Department’s Diplomatic Courier Service – from its remarkable founding in post-World War I Europe to its globe-spanning presence today.

The exhibition will be open to the credentialed members of the press from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7. Current and retired diplomatic couriers will be available to discuss their work and role safeguarding diplomacy around the world.

Media who plan to visit the exhibition must RSVP by Tuesday, November 6 to Angela French, Diplomatic Security Public Affairs, at [email protected] or (571) 345-2507.

Media representatives may participate upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).

For a sneak peek at courier history, visit the Diplomatic Security Service’s Flickr site, and view videos from the Department’s Office of the Historian, featuring first-person accounts of what it was like to be a courier Through the Khyber Pass, Behind the Iron Curtain, Into Moscow, and Before the Jet Age.

For further information, please contact Angela French, Diplomatic Security Public Affairs, at [email protected] or (571) 345-2507.



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