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Collected Department Releases: Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Releases Fifteen New Digitized Foreign Relations of the United States Volumes


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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 24, 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 1867 and 1873 and were originally published in print between 1868 and 1874:

Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, 1867

  1. Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Second Session of the Fortieth Congress, Part I
  2. Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Second Session of the Fortieth Congress, Part II

Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, 1868

  1. Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Third Session of the Fortieth Congress, Part I
  2. Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Third Session of the Fortieth Congress, Part II

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1870

  1. Transmitted to Congress with the Annual Message of the President, December 5, 1870

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1871

  1. Transmitted to Congress with the Annual Message of the President, December 4, 1871

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1872

  1. Transmitted to Congress with the Annual Message of the President, December 2, 1872, Part I
  2. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington, Part II, Volume I
  3. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington, Part II, Volume II
  4. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington, Part II, Volume III
  5. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington, Part II, Volume IV
  6. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington, Part II, Volume V

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1873

  1. General Correspondence; and Papers Relating to Naturalization and Expatriation, Part I, Volume I
  2. General Correspondence; and Papers Relating to Naturalization and Expatriation, Part I, Volume II
  3. Papers Relating to the American and British Joint Claims Commission, Part II, Volume III

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.



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