The Foreign Relations of the United States Series began in 1861 and from 1870-1946 was published under the title Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States. The volumes in this series contain documents from Presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy. Typically, the material is declassified after a period of thirty years or more. The Status of the Series is a list of recently published volumes, volumes currently in production, and volumes that are planned from the Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State. Published volumes are accessible via:
Published under a variety of titles, this series contains the full text or excerpts from foreign policy messages, addresses, statements, speeches, interviews, press briefings, conferences, reports, letters, and congressional testimony by the executive branch of the U.S. Government.