Newly Digitized- 18 FRUS Volumes Covering 1945-1974

State Department Office of the Historian

The Department of State today announces the release of newly digitized versions of eighteen 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 1945 and 1974 and were originally published in print between 1967 and 2011:

Foreign Relations of the United States Diplomatic Papers, 1945

  1. General: The United Nations, Volume I
  2. General: Political and Economic Matters, Volume II
  3. European Advisory Commission, Austria, Germany, Volume III
  4. Europe, Volume IV
  5. Europe, Volume V
  6. The British Commonwealth, The Far East, Volume VI
  7. The Far East, China, Volume VII
  8. The Near East and Africa, Volume VIII
  9. The American Republics, Volume IX

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1946

  1. General; the United Nations, Volume I
  2. Council of Foreign Ministers, Volume II
  3. Paris Peace Conference: Proceedings, Volume III
  4. Paris Peace Conference: Documents, Volume IV
  5. The British Commonwealth, Western and Central Europe, Volume V
  6. Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, Volume VI

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976

  1. Soviet Union, October 1970–October 1971, Volume XIII
  2. National Security Policy, 1969–1972, Volume XXXIV
  3. Energy Crisis, 1969–1974, Volume XXXVI

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 the printed books (excepting the volumes covering 1969 through 1976), and the Office created a full text searchable edition from those images. These volumes are available online and as free ebooks at the Office of the Historian’s website ( This is the latest in a series of quarterly releases, which will continue until the FRUS digital archive is complete.