Resources for Historians

Primary Sources

US Foreign Policy (esp. 20th century)

ADST’s Oral History Collection

Foreign Relations of the United States

How to Read a State Department Cable

National Security Archive

Presidential Oral Histories

Secret White House Tapes (Franklin D. Roosevelt–Richard M. Nixon)

US Department of State Electronic Telegrams (19731979)

US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Reports and Hearings

General US History

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History

American Historical Documents

American Journeys

Digital Public Library of America

HathiTrust Digital Library

Internet Archive

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Library of Congress Primary Source Sets

The American Colonist’s Library

Secondary Sources

Diplomatic, International, and Global History

Rulers: Lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also includes subdivisions of various countries, foreign ministers, key/all ministers for some countries, and some international organizations.