The U.S. State Department Office of the Historian

SHAFR also works with the State Department Office of the Historian on government documents preservation and access issues. 

More information on this office can be found at, which is also an excellent repository of background information on the history of the State Department (including biographies of its key personnel) as well as access to online versions of historical documents including many volumes in the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series.

The chair of the advisory committee to the Historical Office also chairs SHAFR’s Committee on Historical Documentation. It is currently Richard Immerman, who can be reached at [email protected].