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Political Science Research: U.S. Foreign Relations: Primary Documents

This guide focuses on resources that you can use when seeking information on topics relating to public policy, United States political affairs and to international affairs.

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Primary Sources - IR/Political Science
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Primary Sources

Foreign Relations of the United States
U.S. Department of State. Washington, D.C., 1861- .
The 'official' documentary record of U.S. foreign policy. Correspondence, reports, and documents relating to U.S. diplomatic history, published with a delay of approximately 25 years. The records of the Truman (1945) through Reagan (1988) administrations are available online.
Declassified Documents Reference System
Full-text database of documents that have been declassified by the U.S. government. Includes CIA, FBI, State Department, National Security Agency, and White House documents, among others. Largest coverage beginning after World War II, although some earlier documents are included. Rutgers-restricted Access