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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXX, Public Diplomacy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Propaganda

Documents the public diplomacy efforts of the Carter administration.   A main emphasis is the major role that the U.S. Information Agency (later to be known as the U.S. International Communication Agency) played in the formulation and implementation of public diplomacy.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

(foreign affairs     history     propaganda)

Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Announces the release of newly digitized versions of 23 volumes from the Foreign Relations of the U.S. series originally published in print between 1955 and 1982, covering events that took place between 1940 and 1951. Latest in a series of releases until the entire series is digitized.   From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVIII, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

Focuses on four key areas of the Carter administration’s management of foreign policy: reforming of the National Security Council system, attempting to restructure the intelligence community, Civil Service and Foreign Service reform legislation, and centralization of matters related to economics and trade.  From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State


Remains of Lost 1800s Whaling Fleet Discovered Off Alaska’s Arctic Coast

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,History,Science/Technology

Press release on the discovery of two whaling ships which were among a fleet of 33 ships which were trapped and crushed in ice in September 1871. Global warming is credited with making the discovery of the ships possible. Also describes the rescue of the trapped sailors and the import of the event. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 2, Documents on South America, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

Covers the foreign relations diplomacy of the U.S. with Latin America during the Nixon/Ford years with the exception of relations with Chile and Panama. Reviews the rise and fall of the so-called “New Dialogue” approach to U.S.-Latin American relations during these years. From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XIII, Conflict in the South Atlantic, 1981-1984

Categories: Argentina,Foreign Affairs,Great Britain,History,Latin America

Documents the response of the Reagan Administration to the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands. From the State Department


Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department


U. S. Climate Change Policy in the 1980s

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,History,Treaties

A collection of 11 documents, obtained through FOIA requests, which reveal the concerns of members of the Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations about the threat posed by climate change and the need to support the Montreal Protocol. From the National Security Archive


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