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Foreign Affairs Oral History Program: Digitization for Improved Access

Material Description

The source materials are over 2,000 unique full-length oral history interviews from United States Foreign Service Officers and other foreign affairs officials since WWII. The interviews are conducted by peers and are unclassified. The time span of the collection is from 1920 to the present and includes well known names such as Charles Bohlen, Alfred Atherton, Strobe Talbott, Lawrence Eagleburger, Thomas Pickering, and Terence Todman as well as lesser known but important diplomatic practitioners. The narratives also cover key multilateral international organizations and foreign policy issues stretching from the Arab-Israeli conflict and US-USSR relations to arms sales, narcotics trafficking, human rights and women and minorities in diplomatic service.

Year Added:

2017

Institution

Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training

Contact(s)

Ms. Susan Johnson
Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST)

Mr. Mark Tauber
Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST)

Ms. Marilyn Bentley
Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST)

Date Range

1920 - 2017

Geographic Scope

The collection includes narratives of US foreign relations with over 170 countries. In addition to the listings of oral histories by specific countries of assignment, regional references include Europe, Western Hemisphere, Near East, and Asia.

Materials

  • 148088 Manuscripts
  • 31556 Manuscripts
  • 4810 Manuscripts
  • 241 Audio Recordings
  • 31556 Manuscripts
  • 4810 Manuscripts
  • 241 Audio Recordings
  • 31556 Manuscripts
  • 4810 Manuscripts
  • 241 Audio Recordings
  • 31556 Manuscripts
  • 4810 Manuscripts
  • 241 Audio Recordings