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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State. Communications from Special Agents, 1794-1828

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1943 
File microcopies of records in the National Archives. Microcopy no. M 37; v. National Archives record group 59.
9 reel(s)

The material in this collection covers a wide variety of topics. Most of the correspondents were located in stations throughout Latin America, as well as two in Great Britain and Europe. They refer to such topics as impressment and seizure of United States shipping in the West Indies, European reaction to South American independence, possession of the Columbia River, the Haitian Revolution, the War of 1812 and the negotiations for the Treaty of Ghent, and the situation and condition of American interests in various cities throughout Latin America.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State: Communication from Special Agents, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide contains a description of the collection including a list of the special agents, their location, dates of their correspondence, and possibly a brief note on the purpose of the correspondence. Also included is a list of material available elsewhere that is related to this collection. Ellis Library has reels 1-9 of the 50 reel collection which covers the period 1794-1906.

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United States. National Archives and Records Service. Catalog of national archives microfilm publications.

United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Argentina, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 514; v. National Archives records group 59.
44 reel(s)

This collection contains the Department of State decimal file relating to the internal affairs of Argentina during the period from 1910 to 1929. Most of the records are instructions to and dispatches from United States diplomatic and consular officials in Argentina. Also included are notes between the Department of State and foreign diplomatic representatives in the United States, memoranda prepared by officials of the Department, and correspondence with officials of other government departments, private firms, and individuals. The largest group of records in the collection relate to the presidency, political parties, elections, relations between the central and provincial governments, and political conditions in general. Other sub-topics relating to Argentine internal affairs are Bolshevism, proceedings of the legislative branch of government, social matters, financial conditions, military affairs, naval affairs, colonization, immigration, mines and mining, petroleum, railroads, and the public press. The section on social matters includes material on race problems in Argentina, literature, fine art, and religion. The section on financial conditions deals with taxation, the monetary system, and banking. In the naval affairs section there are documents concerning the competitive increase in naval armaments between Argentina and Brazil, and a considerable number of records are devoted to the construction, updating, and deployment of Argentina's two American built battleships, the Rivadavia and the Moreno, both of which were launched in 1911.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Argentina, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents included is on the first two reels. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Belgium, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1967 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 675; v. National Archives record group 59.
78 reel(s)

The microfilm contains dispatches sent to the Department of State by the American diplomatic representatives in Belgium for the years 1910-1929. The largest part of the material consists of weekly political reports dealing with current developments such as elections, cabinet changes, civil unrest, activities of political parties and trade unions, international negotiations, and Walloon-Flemish conflicts. Other dispatches deal with the royal family, the organization of government, the legislature and judiciary, public health, military and naval affairs, social matters, education, American relief for the war damaged areas, financial and economic statistics, labor relations, industry and agriculture, communication and transportation, and the press. There is also material relating to the situation in the Belgium Congo in this decimal file.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Belgium, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. It is also filmed at the beginning of the collection along with a complete list of the documents included in the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Bolivia, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 644; v. National Archives record group 59.
33 reel(s)

This collection reflects the turbulence of political life in Bolivia between 1910 and 1929. Such themes as violent coups d'etat (especially the one in which a Liberal president Jose Guerra was superseded by a Republican Juan Savedra), military plots, the persecution of political opposition, and the exile of political opponents figure prominently in these decimal file records. Other subjects covered include presidential, parliamentary, and local elections, provincial revolts, rivalry between the Liberal and the Republican parties, cabinet changes, and constitutional amendments. The collection also provides information about the strength and attitudes of the Bolivian army, the activities of German officers and military instructors, and the build up of war material for the conflict with Paraguay over Chaco. Other records concern education, social affairs, labor conditions, wages and prices, strikes and lockouts, and American corporations in Bolivia.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Bolivia, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is filmed on reel one. Also on reel one and continuing on reel two is a complete list of documents included in the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Brazil, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 519; v. National Archives record group 59.
54 reel(s)

This decimal file contains material on the political situation in Brazil between 1910 and 1929. It covers presidential elections, rivalries between major political figures, army and navy revolts, provincial uprisings, and communist activities. The collection also provides information on the legislative and judicial branches of government, on constitutional and legal matters, and on the army and the navy. The records cover the financial situation of the Brazilian government and of the governments of individual Brazilian states, as well as information about loans, debts, and exchange rates. There is also information about the activities of American companies in Brazil and about the economic life of that country, especially the production of coffee and rubber and mining concessions.

A complete list of the documents included in the collection is on reels 1-3. A summary of reel contents is given in SPEC-R CD3026 .A522 1974 Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications, p. 64. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of States decimal classification system.

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United States. National Archives and Records Service. Catalog of national archives microfilm publications.

United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of British Africa, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 583; v. National Archives record group 59.
33 reel(s)

The changing political situation in British South Africa (South Africa) is discussed in this Department of State decimal file. Other subjects treated are public safety, military affairs, industrial matters, economic conditions, communication, and transportation. The remaining records relate to internal affairs in other areas of British Africa such as Cape of Good Hope Colony (South Africa), Transvaal, Natal, Rhodesia, Basutoland (Lesotho), Bechuanaland (Botswana), British West Africa (Camaroons, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togoland), Nigeria, Gold Coast (Ghana), Sierre Leone, Gambia, British East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zanzibar, British Somaliland (Somalia), and Nyasaland (Malawi).

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of British Africa, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide and a complete list of the documents included are on reel one. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Central America, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1967 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M672; v. National Archives record group 59.
16 reel(s)

Efforts to establish cooperation among Central American countries are documented in this Department of State decimal file. The majority of the papers in the collection are concerned with political matters such as the movement to organize a Central American Union, the maintenance of the Central American Court of Justice, the Conference of Presidents of Central American States held aboard the U.S.S. Tacoma in 1922, and the Conference of Central American States held in Washington, D.C., in 1923. The proposed Union of El Salvador and Honduras is discussed. Other cooperative efforts include reciprocal recognition of educational programs and of diplomats among the countries, cultural exchange, protection of copyrights, international railroads, and the development of air mail service.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Central America, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide is also reproduced on the first reel preceding a complete list of the contents of the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Chile, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 487; v. National Archives record group 59.
40 reel(s)

The largest single group of records reproduced in this Department of Sate decimal file relates to Chilean political affairs. Many records concern arbitration of the dispute with Peru over Tacna and Arica. There are reports on presidential elections and other political affairs. Other subjects relate to Chilean internal affairs such as military education, visits of Chilean war vessels to foreign ports, financial conditions, agriculture, petroleum production, nitrate mining, and postal regulations

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Chile, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed preceding the documents. A complete list of the documents appears on reels 1-2. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of China, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 329; v. National Archives record group 59.
227 reel(s)

Internal political affairs discussed in this Department of State decimal file include the Revolution of 1911, the formation of the Republic of China, the power struggle that involved the Manchus, Sun Yat-sen, and Yuan Shih-K'ai, the overthrow of the Peking government, the restoration of the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, and the development of the Communist movement. Other documents pertain to the role of the United States, Japan, and western European countries in the economic affairs of China, importation and exportation of arms and ammunition, regulation and control of narcotics, provincial colleges, and universities, institutions operated by the United States government and religious organizations, and competition among foreign powers for railroad concessions.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of China, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents filmed comprise reels 1-8. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Cuba, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 488; v. National Archives record group 59.
99 reel(s)

Political adjustments in Cuba after the second United States intervention (1906-1909), the revolts of 1912, 1917, and 1924, the mission of United States General E.H. Crowder, and presidential elections are some of the subjects discussed in this Department of State decimal file. Other documents relate to Bolshevism, citizenship, regulation of arms, ammunition and explosives, sugar cultivation, mines and mining, and railroads. Three of the reels pertain to registration and infringement of trademarks, most of which belonged to American companies.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Cuba, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Egypt, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 571; v. National Archives record group 59.
31 reel(s)

Egypt's changing political situation, the British protectorate, political refugees and prisoners, riots, and conspiracies are discussed in the first reels of this Department of State decimal file. A lengthy group of records pertain to the Mixed Tribunals that had jurisdiction over Egyptians and foreigners. Another large group consists of clippings from the Egyptian press that were transmitted from the American minister in Cairo to the secretary of state. Other topics that relate to Egyptian internal affairs are government, education, agriculture, mining, canals, and archaeology.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Egypt, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide is also filmed on the first reel preceding a complete list of documents included in the collections. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of El Salvador, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1967 
National Archives microfilm publication. Microcopy no. M 658. National Archives record group 59.
22 reel(s)

The largest group of records reproduced in this Department of State decimal file concern presidential, parliamentary, and municipal elections, the question of the succession to the presidency, the proposed union of all Central American States, riots following demonetization of small silver currency, revolutionary movements, imposition of martial law, student political activities and riots, the convention for revising the Constitution, and relations between El Salvador and other Central American countries. Other records relate to the regulations governing shipment of arms and ammunition from the United States into El Salvador, port improvements and hydrographic surveys, reorganization of the National Guard, antireligious student activities, missionary activities, the Salvadoran Anti-Illiteracy Congress, coinage of Salvadoran money in the San Francisco and Philadelphia mints, and manufacturing concessions.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of El Salvador, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed on reel one along with a complete list of the documents in the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1962
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 411; v. National Archives record group 59.
4 reel(s)

The changing political situation in Ethiopia is the principal subject of the documents in this Department of State decimal file. Other records relate to petroleum exploitation and petroleum concessions, and to the proposed construction of the Lake Tsana Dam. There are also letters, memoranda and other papers that discuss Bolshevik activities, King Tafari and the royal family, the government of Ethiopia, military affairs, registration of commercial firms in Ethiopia, the banking monopoly by Bank of Abyssinia, the proposed Italian irrigation project on Wai Shebeli River, and postal service between Ethiopia and Italy as well as between Ethiopia and Japan.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed on the first reel of the collection preceding the complete list of the documents included. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State’s decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of France, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1984 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 560; v. National Archives record group 59.
162 reel(s)

This collection consists of the reports and materials sent to the Department of State from American diplomatic representatives in France and in French overseas possessions (Indo-China, Algeria, Tunis, Africa, and others). The reports deal with current political matters such as elections, changes of cabinet, and political parties and their stands on different issues, the organization of government, military affairs such as attitudes of the officer corps towards the conflict with Germany after World War I, army organization in the 1920s, dislocations of units, problems of manpower, and military maneuvers, social matters including religion and church, fine arts, sports manners and customs, economic statistics, organization and functioning of industry, labor relations, financial conditions, such as government budgets, national debt, government borrowing, currency and exchange, communications and transport, merchant navy, press, and science.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to the Internal Affairs of France, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents included is filmed on reels 1-6. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Germany, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 336; v. National Archives record group 59.
182 reel(s)

Post-World War I Germany is the emphasis of this Department of State decimal file. Political, military, and financial documents predominate but the collection also contains correspondence, memoranda, and other records relating to agriculture, education, public health, the entertainment industry, communication, and transportation. Documents related to political affairs include weekly political and economic reports from German cities, accounts of the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the election of General Paul von Hindenburg, the transfer of sovereign rights over Memel to Lithuania, and proceedings of the Reichstag. Documents on military affairs relate to the Interallied Military Commission of Control and German espionage activities in the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia. A lengthy collection of documents relates to United States Post Office involvement in the reporting of alleged disloyal and suspicious activities of persons residing in the United States. Financial matters discussed include runaway inflation, the deteriorated value of the mark and its revaluation, and public loans. There are also documents in the file concerned with affairs in German colonies and dependencies of Kiaochow, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, Kiauchou, German New Guinea (part of New Guinea), the Marshall Islands, the Caroline Islands, the Peleu Islands, the Marianne Islands, Togoland, Cameroon, German Southwest Africa (Namibia), and German East Africa (Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi). Eleven reels are devoted to affairs in Rhineland, especially the occupation of the Ruhr by France and the currency crisis.

A complete list of the documents in the collection is on reels 1-6. SPEC-R CD3026 .A522 1974 Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications provides an inclusive list of the reel contents by Department of State subject classification number.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Great Britain, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1965 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 580; v. National Archives record group 59.
249 reel(s)

Records from the central files of the Department of State contain instructions to and dispatches from diplomatic and consular officials. The dispatches are often accompanied by diplomatic notes exchanged, pamphlets, pictures, and newspaper clippings. The largest group of records relates to Great Britain's military affairs. Other groups of records cover political affairs, economic matters, financial conditions, communication, and transportation. Records relating to British merchant vessels include accounts of the sinkings of the S.S. Lusitania and the S.S. Titanic. The collection also covers social, agricultural, industrial, and religious concerns. Other documents cover the internal affairs of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The collection constitutes one of the Department of State's decimal files.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Great Britain, 1910-1929, is located in the Special Collections Office. The lists of documents on reels 1 through 5 give brief abstracts of documents reproduced and serve as a finding aid for the documents. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of States decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Greece, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 443; v. National Archives record group 59.
45 reel(s)

Political and financial affairs of Greece are the principal subjects treated in this Department of State decimal file. Included are records related to war loans as well as loans for the handling of refugee problems that occurred as a result of the Greco-Turkish War of 1921-1923. Records in the file also relate to United States representation on the Interallied Financial Commission in Greece and the Refugee Settlement Commission. Other topics discussed are public health, military preparedness, education, disasters, industry, and transportation. There are a few documents relating to political affairs, race problems, and disaster relief in Crete.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Greece, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed preceding the complete list of documents which comprises reels 1-3 of the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Guatemala, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 655; v. National Archives record group 59.
40 reel(s)

The largest single group of documents in this Department of State decimal file relates to Guatemalan political affairs, which include the political unrest under President Manuel Estrada Cabrera, the activities of the Unionist party, the overthrow of President Cabrera, and general political conditions under his successors, President Carlos Herrera, General Jose Maria Orellano, and President Lazaro Chacon. Other documents discuss revolutionary activities of Honduras in Guatemala, entrance of Guatemalan military bodies into the United States, and the flights of Guatemalan Army aviator Jacinto R. Diaz to capitols of Central America and Panama. Documents relating to economic matters discuss banks and banking, taxation, and land concessions. Agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and transportation are also discussed.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Guatemala, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide is reproduced preceding the complete list of the documents that comprise reels 1-2 of the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Haiti, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1965 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 610; v. National Archives record group 59.
94 reel(s)

The United States' occupation of Haiti (1915-1934) and control of Haitian financial affairs are thoroughly documented in this Department of State decimal file. The frequent changes in the presidency, the activities of Haitian nationalist agitator Joseph Jolebois, and activities of a militarized police force are discussed in correspondence and other records. Annual reports of the general receiver of Haiti, monthly bulletins of the United States government financial advisers, and daily reports of United States military officers are included. Appointment papers and other documents preliminary to the 1930 United States Commission to Investigate Conditions in Haiti are also in the collection. Non-political subjects discussed include the growing of sisal, the tobacco monopoly of the Tobacco Rehandling Company of England, coffee culture, the pineapple industry, rubber production, and the Artibonite Irrigation Project.

A reel contents list is available in the Special Collections Office and a complete list of the documents included is filmed on reels 1-2. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Honduras, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 647; v. National Archives record group 59.
49 reel(s)

The turbulent political situation and the almost continuous revolutionary activity in Honduras during this period is the subject of approximately one half of this decimal file. Included are discussions of boundary disputes and border troubles with El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, revolutionary movements originating from those neighboring countries and from Mexico, movements of United States naval vessels in Honduran waters, German activities in Honduras in World War I, shipment of arms and munitions to Honduras from the United States, and the participation of Sumner Welles in a conference to mediate the revolution of 1924. Another large group of records relate to financial affairs, specifically the proposed adjustment of the Honduran debt by the United States, loan negotiations and agreements between Honduras and the J. P. Morgan Company, and other United States banks, settlement of Honduras' foreign debt, and loans to Honduras by various fruit companies.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Honduras, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. It precedes the complete list of documents on reels 1-2 of the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of India and Burma, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 335; v. National Archives record group 59.
26 reel(s)

The documents in this decimal file cover the period of increasing anti-British agitation in India. Consequently the reports deal mainly with the activities of individuals and groups struggling for Indian home rule. There is information concerning civil unrest, non-cooperation campaigns, and tribal uprisings in the Northwest and Northeast. The dispatches also report on political trials and suppression of the nationalist movement led by the Indian National Congress. The dispatches devote attention to the activities of Indian students in the United States and to communist propaganda inside India. Other topics dealt with include the war with Afghanistan in 1919, communal and religious conflicts in India (between Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs), government, the judiciary and police organization, and the economic file of the country.

Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications, pp. 74-75 provides a summary of reel contents. A complete list of the documents included is on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State decimal classification system.

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United States. National Archives and Records Service. Catalog of national archives microfilm publications.

United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Italy, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 527; v. National Archives record group 59.
60 reel(s)

This decimal file contains records of the United States Department of State relating to the internal affairs of Italy from 1910 to 1929. Most of the records are dispatches from United States diplomatic and consular officials in Italy. The records on political affairs include regular reports on the political and economic situation in Italy, intelligence reports on politics and military affairs, transcripts of speeches, and clippings from Italian and other foreign newspapers. The documents cover the period of political chaos from 1910 to 1922 including World War I and the rise of Fascism. Dispatches for October 1922 deal with the Fascist march on Rome and the request by King Victor Emanuel to Mussolini to form a government. The records document the implementation of Mussolini's dictatorship and the establishment of the Italian corporate state. References are made to the Italian occupation of Corfu in 1923 and the subsequent military take over of Fiume which was opposed by Yugoslavia. The Matteotti affair is also dealt with as is the Aventine secession. The reports on military affairs include details on troop dispositions, military activities of Italy in Albania, and the National Militia which was derived from the Fascist Blackshirts. There is also information on exchanges of United States and Italian military personnel and visits of Italian warships to United States ports.

A complete list of the documents in this collection is filmed on reels 1-3. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system. A summary of reel contents is available in SPEC-R CD3026 .A522 1974, Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications, p. 75.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Japan, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 426; v. National Archives record group 59.
43 reel(s)

Documents concerning the changing political situation in Japan during the World War I years and concerning political parties, elections, riots and political conspiracies comprise the largest group of records in this Department of State decimal file. Other documents relate to Japanese military activities abroad, the Tokyo-Yokohama earthquake in 1923, financial affairs, including assistance to various cities and enterprises in Japan, and merchant vessels. Sub-topics that relate to Japanese internal affairs include government, visits of Japanese vessels to other nations, patents, trademarks, copyrights, immigration, emigration, and the public press.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Japan, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the filmed documents is on reels 1-3 of the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Korea (Chosen), 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1962 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 426; v. National Archives record group 59.
9 reel(s)

Japan's annexation of Korea, armed and passive resistance by the Korean people to Japanese rule, and Japan's ruthless suppression of Korean nationalism are the principal subjects of the portion of this decimal file which relates to internal political affairs. The 1919 proclamation of independence by prominent Koreans and the subsequent demonstrations and prosecutions are also documented. Other letters and memoranda relate to missionary schools, censuses, production of rice, tobacco, and silk, mining concessions, trafficking in drugs, and the adoption of a system of land surveys.

A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Liberia, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1965
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 613. National Archives record group 59.
34 reel(s)

The largest group of records in this Department of State decimal file relates to economic matters. Included are records relating to negotiation of loan agreements with France, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States, controversies involving the Customs Receivership, alleged violation of neutrality on the part of the German receiver of customs in World War I, appointment of finance officials for the Liberian government, administration of the sinking fund on the 5% gold bond loan of 1913, a loan of five million dollars by the United States, and criticism in the Liberian press of United States policies. Documents in the collection also pertain to the Kru revolt, equipping and staffing the Liberian Frontier Force, the scheme for colonization of American blacks, and the palm oil and rubber industries. Numerous documents discuss rubber concessions and the loan agreement between Liberia and the Firestone Rubber Company.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Liberia, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed on reel one. A complete list of the documents in the collection is on reels one and two. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State’s decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Mexico, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1959 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 274; v. National Archives record group 59
243 reel(s)

The Mexican Revolution, a war that began in 1910 and continued sporadically until the new constitution was adopted in 1917, is the chief subject of this Department of State decimal file. There are accounts of President Porfirio Diaz's forced resignation, the election and assassination of President Francisco I. Madero, the military dictatorship of Victoriano Huerta, the unsuccessful attempt by revolutionary leaders Venustiano Carranza, Francisco "Pancho" Villa, and Emiliano Zapata to settle their differences, the defeat of Villa in 1915 by Carranza forces, and the de facto recognition by the United States of the Mexican government under Carranza and Villa. Many documents relate to military activities and movements of government and rebel forces. During the 1920s correspondence concerns problems resulting from the Mexican government's attempt to introduce various reforms provided for in the constitution of 1917. Other documents are concerned with the expropriation of foreign owned property, labor disputes, and land reforms.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Mexico, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed preceding the complete list of documents that comprise reels 1-9. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Montenegro and to Political Relations Between the United States and Montenegro, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 349; v. National Archives record group 59.
2 reel(s)

The earliest documents in this decimal file concern the celebration of the golden jubilee of the reign of Nicholas I. Later correspondence, memoranda, reports, and published documents report the exile of Nicholas I after the invasion of Montenegro by Austrian and Hungarian armies and the subsequent occupation by Serbia (now part of Yugoslavia). The majority of the documents are protests by supporters of self-determination for Montenegro, remonstrations against annexation by Serbia, and appeals for representation at the peace conference. Several documents discuss student protest against Serbian rule. Exiled government officials published a number of the included documents from their base in Rome from 1920 to 1921. Other subjects documented are the exploitation of the economy by Austria and Bulgaria, and the role of the Red Cross, the United States Food Administration, and the British Mission of Relief in aiding Albanian refugees in Montenegro.

A complete list of the documents is on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Morocco, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 577; v. National Archives record group 59.
26 reel(s)

Morocco’s political affairs, both domestic and foreign, comprise a large portion of this Department of State decimal file. Topics documented include the Algeciras Convention of 1906, internationalization of Tangier, the Convention of Tangier and the Four-Power (Great Britain, France, Spain, and Italy) agreement on Tangier, grievances of the Riffs, and Spanish military activities in Morocco. Other letters and memoranda relate to port concessions at Tangier, the Imini Manganese Mine, the American Mannesmann Morocco Corporation, municipal governments, public works, economic problems in Spanish Morocco, the French Protectorate, and in Tangier Zone, and American loans for railway construction.

Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Morocco, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office and provides a summary of the reel contents. A list of the documents on reels 1-13 and 26 is on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State’s decimal classifications system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Nicaragua, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 632; v. National Archives record group 59.
106 reel(s)

Approximately two-thirds of this extensive Department of State decimal file relates to Nicaragua's transformation into a United States military and financial protectorate, the Liberal-Conservative fight for power and resulting Civil War, the United States marine occupation of Nicaragua, the United State's supervision of elections, the presidencies of Jose Santos Zelaya, Adolfo Diaz, and others, the United States establishment of a National Guard to oppose rebel leader General Augusto Cesar Sandino, and the control of the economy by New York banks. Agriculture, mining, manufacturing, communication, transportation, postal service, and aviation are also discussed in diplomatic and consular dispatches and other documents.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Nicaragua, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed on the first reel. A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Russia and the Soviet Union.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960 
National Archives Microfilm Publication. Microcopy no. M 316; v. National Archives record group 59.
174 reel(s)

The March Revolution of 1917, the development of the Bolshevik bureaucracy, Trotsky's negotiations with Germany, Japan's entry into Siberia, the 1919 United States Peace Mission to Russia, the New Economic Policy of 1921-28, the death of Lenin, the Stalin-Trotsky power struggle, communist party activities, recognition of the Soviet government, and numerous other political matters are the subjects of reels 7-76 of this Department of State decimal file. Documents also discuss military affairs, antireligious acts and policies of the Soviet government, famine and disease, the relief provided by the United States Food Administration, the collectivization of agriculture, Soviet cooperatives, affairs of the Interallied Railway Commission in Siberia, and the Chinese Eastern Railway. A separate sequence of documents discusses the internal affairs of Siberia (reels 173-175) and of the Russian portion of the Sakhalin Islands (reels 176-177, not held by Ellis Library).

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1910-1929, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents is on reels 1-6. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Serbia and to the Political Relations Between the United States and Serbia, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 357; v. National Archives record group 59.
3 reel(s)

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports in this decimal file document the aid given to postwar Serbia (now part of Yugoslavia) by the United States. The majority of the documents concern the Red Cross, including the solicitation and distribution of funds for Serbia and Bulgaria, the role of the Red Cross in the distribution of food during the floods of 1910 and the famine of 1915 and 1916, relief in German-occupied Serbia, and work with refugees. Also treated are the death of Peter I, the cabinet crisis of 1918, the Black Hand Trials of 1917, and the reconstruction of railroads destroyed by war.

The complete list of documents on the first reel serves as a finding aid for the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of the Dominican Republic, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 626; v. National Archives record group 59.
79 reel(s)

This collection contains the records of the Department of State decimal file relating to the internal affairs of the Dominican Republic during the period from 1910 to 1929. There are documents in the collection concerning the Dominican Republic's political affairs, public order and safety, military affairs, naval affairs, social matters, economic matters, industrial matters, communications and transport, navigation, and other internal affairs. During this entire period the United States controlled the collection of Dominican customs and the records reveal that much of United States intervention in the internal affairs of the country was conducted in order to protect the interests of creditors to the republic in addition to United States lives and property. Much of the collection is concerned with the insurrectionary activity which was endemic in the republic between 1910 and 1916. These records detail the activities of the Army of the Dominican Republic in its attempts to suppress the various rebel factions and the dispatch of United States warships in order to quell rebellion and protect American interests. Included are communications regarding attempts to forestall revolutionary expeditions thought to be embarking from Britain's West Indian possessions and regarding United States marine intervention from 1916 to 1924. The records on military affairs provide details of small arms negotiations for the Army of the Dominican Republic. Those on social affairs include documents on race problems, religion, education, cultural relations with Spain, and disasters.

A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of the Netherlands, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1967 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 682; v. National Archives record group 59
54 reel(s)

Records in this decimal file concern internal political affairs of the Netherlands and Netherlands' possessions, which include the Netherlands East Indies, especially Java, Madura, Sumatra, and Celebes and the Netherlands West Indies, specifically Surinam and Curacao. Internal affairs discussed include Bolshevik and Socialist activities, national courts, public health, military affairs, economic matters including financial affairs of Amsterdam and Haarlem, and patent and trademark registration and infringement. Several reels are devoted to the subject of petroleum in the Netherlands East Indies.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of the Netherlands, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents is on reels 1-3. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of the Papal States (Holy See), 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 561; v. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

The collection contains the communications between the Department of State and the American Embassy and consulate in Rome concerning the affairs of the Papal States and the Vatican. The communications deal with the elections of Pope Benedict XV and Pope Pius XI, nominations of cardinals, financial affairs of the Papal See, and the international status of the Vatican State in the wake of the Italian-Vatican treaty of 1929 that recognized the sovereignty of the Papal States. The records are part of the Department of State's decimal file

A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Turkey, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 353; v. National Archives record group 59.
88 reel(s)

Documents that relate to World War I activities in Turkey dominate this Department of State decimal file. Included are correspondence, memoranda, and other documents which discuss the United States Peace Mission of 1919, conditions in Baghdad, Smyrna, and Damascas, the Lausanne Conference, the expulsion and persecution of Armenians in Turkey, and opposition to the Zionist movement. Reproduced are Turkish High Command weekly reports of war operations as well as war diaries of United States naval commanding officers. Non-war related documents are concerned with public health, concessions to United States corporations, emigration, disasters, religion, and archaeological expeditions in Asia Minor. Documents relating to domestic affairs in Palestine are also included. These discuss government, constitutions, courts, laws, public works, education, financial affairs, petroleum, manufacturing of matches, excavation of salt from the Dead Sea, and conflicts between Arabs and Jews over incidents at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

A complete list of the documents in the collection is on reels 1-3. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Venezuela, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 366; v. National Archives record group 59.
32 reel(s)

The largest group of records in this Department of State decimal file relates to Venezuela's internal political affairs. The collection chronicles the overthrow of President Cipriano Castro, the presidency of Juan Vincente Gomez, the development of a Venezuelan revolutionary movement in Costa Rica and Puerta Rico, and the anti-Gomez movement in Mexico. Other records pertain to public safety, military affairs, education, disasters, labor conditions, agricultural expositions, mining concessions to American firms, communication, and transportation. There are also a number of documents on petroleum concessions and the mining of phosphate, manganese, mica, salt, potassium nitrate, and asphalt.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Venezuela, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Yugoslavia, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 358; v. National Archives record group 59.
27 reel(s)

All aspects of Yugoslavia's domestic affairs are discussed in this Department of State decimal file, though politics and financial matters are most prevalent. Topics include the establishment and United States diplomatic recognition of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the drafting of a constitution, the cabinet crisis, United States financial support of Yugoslavia, Blair and Company's loan to the Yugoslavian government for railroad construction, and American banking syndicate loans for public works (the Rothschild loans). Minority relations focus on the Bulgarians in Yugoslavia and the Macedonian situation. Other records relate to education, a Carnegie library for the University of Belgrade, emigration, agriculture, mining, military affairs, the sugar industry, and the manufacture of matches.

A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Argentina and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 516; v. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

This collection contains the text of treaties and conventions signed by the Argentinean Republic with Chile, Paraguay, Peru, France, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Bolivia, the Netherlands, and Turkey. It also includes clippings of articles on foreign policy which appeared in the Argentinean press.

A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Belgium and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1967 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 677; v. National Archives record group 59.
4 reel(s)

Most of the records reproduced in this decimal file concern efforts made by the Belgian government to obtain post-World War I international agreements favorable to the integrity and to the sovereignty of the Belgian nation. There is correspondence relating to the dispute with the Netherlands on sovereignty over the Wielingen channel and negotiations for revision or abrogation of the treaties of 1839 regarding Belgian claims to an adequate inland waterway to the Rhine, the questions of recognition of the government of the Soviet Union and the resumption of political and commercial relations with her, regulations and control of frontier traffic and border trade with Germany, activities of the German-Belgian Boundary Commission, negotiation for treaties of commerce and navigation and of extraterritoriality, and the abrogation by China of the Sino-Belgian Treaty of 1865.

An introduction to the collection and a complete list of the documents included precedes the filmed documents. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Brazil and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 526; v. National Archives record group 59.
2 reel(s)

Negotiation and ratification of treaties of arbitration, naturalization, navigation, and for the limitation of arms between Brazil and other countries in South America, in Central America, Europe, and Asia are discussed in this collection. Issues of dispute between Brazil and Uruguay involved the Lake Merim-River Yaguaron boundary questions, pelagic sealing, and the 1911 fur seal treaty. Documents in the decimal file concerning Brazil and Paraguay focus on the delimitation of their mutual frontier from the mouth of the Apa River to the outlet of Bahia Negra and the use of the Paraguay River by a steamship service.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Brazil and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between British Africa and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 585; v. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

The settlement of boundary questions is the most pervasive subject of the Department of State decimal file related to British Africa and other countries. Included are documents that discuss the delimitation of the northern boundary of Angola, the boundary dispute between British East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and Uganda, the Belgian Congo (Zaire) and German East Africa (most ceded to Britain, now known as Tanzania, the rest is now Rwanda and Burundi), between Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Ruanda-Urundi (Rwanda and Burundi), between Kenya and Italian Somaliland (part of Somalia), and between British Somaliland (part of Somalia) and Ethiopia. Negotiated over a number of years and fully documented in this collection is the dispute between British South Africa (South Africa) and Lourenco Marquez concerning the takeover of the Delgadoes Bay Railway as well as the Mozambique Convention whose main topics were the railway problem, recruiting of labor in Portuguese East Africa for gold mining in the Rand, and equal exchange of products between Lourenco Marquez and the Transvaal.

A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Chile and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 490; v. National Archives record group 59.
2 reel(s)

Efforts by the Chilean government to negotiate treaties of peace, alliance, commerce, and navigation are the subjects of this Department of State decimal file. There is correspondence relating to the treaty of alliance between Argentina, Brazil, and Chile (the A.B.C. Alliance), boundary questions between Chile and Argentina over the Picton, Lenox, and Nueva Islands, the Beagle Channel dispute between Chile and Argentina, and political relations between Chile and other countries. The portion of the file related to Chile's relations with Argentina contains a 1105 page document on the history and organization of sanitary legislation in Argentina.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Chile and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between China and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 341; v. National Archives record group 59.
4 reel(s)

A Department of State compilation of treaties and agreements with or concerning China precedes other documents in this decimal file. The documents relate to Chinese proposals for post-war readjustments of treaties with foreign powers, the issue of unequal treaties, the Washington Conference on Extraterritoriality, the Conference on Limitation of Armament, Sino-Japanese relations in Manchuria, Japan's seizure of German possessions in Shantung, and the Chinese Eastern Railway. Most of these subjects were debated over a period of several years and are extensively documented in this collection.

A list of the contents of the collection precedes the filmed documents. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Cuba and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 510; v. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

A long printed document discussing Cuba's need to adopt a foreign policy introduces this small Department of State decimal file. This 1926 document also contains the text of an address given by a University of Havana professor of international law calling for the removal of United States naval bases in Cuba. Other documents relate to treaty negotiations between Cuba and Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Syria, China, and Japan.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Cuba and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Egypt and Other States.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 573; v. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

The largest group of records reproduced in this small Department of State decimal file relates to problems of extraterritorial and capitulatory rights in Egypt and includes opinions and suggested modifications. Controversial capitulatory rights related to extension of criminal jurisdiction and immunity from taxes by foreigners. Other records are concerned with Egypt's relations with various African and Asian nations and include such topics as treaty negotiations and state visits.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Egypt and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is reproduced at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between France and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 569; v. National Archives record group 59.
7 reel(s)

Post-war defensive or military treaties which affected France are discussed in this Department of State decimal file. Included are treaties of arbitration, commerce and navigation, war and peace, alliance, and extradition treaties negotiated between France and most African, Asian, and European nations. Boundary disputes involving Algeria, Libya, and French Equatorial Africa (Gabon, Central African Empire, Chad, and Zaire) are discussed. The International Boundary Commission which was established to arbitrate the boundary dispute between French Guinea and Liberia is fully documented.

A complete list of the contents of this collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Germany and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 354; v. National Archives record group 59.
4 reel(s)

Treaty negotiations between Germany and Austria, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Rumania, and Bulgaria as well as with Liberia, Egypt, Abyssinia (Ethiopia), Afghanistan, and Persia (Iran) are documented in this Department of State decimal file. Documents in the file also relate to the dispute between Germany and Austria over the control of the Saar Basin and between Germany and Italy over South Tyrol, the Union of Austria with Germany, the surrender by Germany of capitulatory rights in Turkey, the return of gold deposits made by Rumania in Germany, a proposed alliance between Germany, Hungary, and Russia, and German war indemnity.

A complete list of the contents of this collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Great Britain and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1965 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 582.; v. National Archives record group 59.
13 reel(s)

Great Britain's relations with countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa are documented in this Department of State decimal file. The largest group of records reproduced concern relations between Great Britain and the Soviet Union. The file is concerned with subjects such as war, peace, friendship, alliance and non-aggression pacts, questions of neutrality, contraband, enemy property, limitation of armaments, boundary settlements, cession of territory, commerce and navigation, extraterritoriality, naturalization and immigration, fur seals and fisheries. The Index to Treaty Series 1923-1928 is also reproduced.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Great Britain and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Greece and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 476.; v. National Archives record group 59.
6 reel(s)

Most of the records reproduced in this Department of State decimal file relate to boundary questions that arose between Greece and Bulgaria and between Greece and Albania. The records for Bulgaria concern the Second Balkan War, the Greco-Bulgarian Boundary Commission, the meetings of the Balkan Peace Conference, frontier incidents, resumption of full diplomatic relations between the two countries, and the efforts of the League of Nations to settle differences between the two countries. The records for Albania are concerned with Greek and Albanian minorities, the dispute over Northern Epirus, the Greco-Albanian Boundary Commission, and treaties of naturalization, commerce, and navigation.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Greece and Other States, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office and is also reproduced at the beginning of the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Haiti and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1965 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 612; v. National Archives record group 59.
4 reel(s)

Haiti's bluebook, Documents Diplomatiques Affaires Diverse (Port-au-Prince, 1921) is filmed in this Department of State decimal file. With the exception of a very few documents relating to Haiti's political affairs with Great Britain, France, Denmark, Germany, and the Holy See, the file is concerned with the lengthy boundary dispute between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The dispute centers on the Pedernales River as the international boundary between the countries and the alleged unequal diversion of its water for irrigation. There are documents in the file related to the purchase of land by an American business, the Enriquillo Company, in the disputed territory. A 1929 treaty called for the appointment of a commission to fix the boundary.

A complete list of the contents of this collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between India and Burma and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 344. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

This small Department of State decimal file reproduces documents that discuss India's relations with Turkey, Abyssinia (Ethiopia), and Afghanistan. It also contains discussion of agreements made by Great Britain that effected India's relations with Afghanistan. The majority of the documents relate to negotiations between India and Afghanistan to settle disputes over trade subsidies, transportation of arms across borders, the establishment of foreign consuls in each country, and the control of Waziristan. A 1923 Indo-Afghan border violation is also discussed. Other issues covered in the file are Indian Moslems' fight for freedom, India's posture in the event of Great Britain's participation in a war with Turkey, and the attack by Ethiopian soldiers on a British caravan carrying supplies and mail to visiting British and Ethiopian officials.

A complete list of the documents in this collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Italy and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 530; v. National Archives record group 59.
8 reel(s)

Italy's conquest of Libya, the Lateran Agreement between Italy and the Papal States, French and Italian interests in the Balkan peninsula, the demarcation of the boundary between the Italian-occupied islands of Dodekanese and Turkey, the Greco-Italian dispute over Corfu, and the dispute between Italy and Egypt over the oasis of Jarabub are discussed in letters, memoranda and other papers in this Department of State decimal file. A 1926 commission to study hydraulic resources and agriculture in Italy and waterfalls in Rumania is documented.

A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the filmed documents. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Japan and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 424; v. National Archives record group 59.
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This collection contains records from the decimal file of the Department of State concerning political relations between Japan and nations other than the United States in the period from 1910 to 1929. It consists primarily of instructions and dispatches from United States diplomatic and consular officials in Japan and other states. Also included are memoranda prepared by officials of the Department and correspondence with officials of other government departments, private firms, and individuals. The records relate to the foreign policy of Japan and treaties and agreements between Japan and other states. Included are items concerning Japanese relations with Great Britain, Russia, and Korea (which was annexed by Japan in 1910). There is also material on extraterritoriality and Japanese interests in Manchuria.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations Between Japan and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Morocco and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 579.; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The overriding theme of most documents in this small Department of State decimal file is the problems of foreigners in Morocco, specifically Great Britain's capitulatory rights, the abolition of extraterritorial jurisdiction by the United States and Great Britain, Spain's disregard of the agreement at Algeciras which recognized the authority of the Sultan over Moroccan territory, the inadequacy of French courts in Morocco, and the presence of the British postal service in the country. Most of the documents are dispatches from Department of State diplomatic and consular officials in Morocco.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Morocco and other States, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office and is also reproduced at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Nicaragua and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 634. National Archives record group 59.
3 reel(s)

The majority of the documents in this Department of State decimal file are concerned with relations between Nicaragua and Costa Rica and between Nicaragua and Colombia, but treaty negotiations with Great Britain, Sapin, Italy, and Argentina are also included. Documents related to Nicaragua's severance of relations with Germany are in the file. The duties of neutrals as they relate to the detention of the ship Venus at Port Limon are the subject of most documents related to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Territorial disputes between Nicaragua and Colombia, specifically Nicaragua's attempts to seize control of the San Andres Archipelago and the claim of Colombia to the Mosquito Coast are throughly documented with memoranda, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and several long printed documents. The treaty between Nicaragua and Great Britain related to the taxation of Indians and Creoles on the Mosquito Indian Reservation and turtle fishing in the Cayman Islands is also included.

A list of the contents of the collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Russia (and the Soviet Union) and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 340; v. National Archives record group 59.
20 reel(s)

Press clippings, commentaries, and consular dispatches in the Department of State decimal file record the Soviet government's attempt to expand its influence in the Near East and the Far East after 1917. The Sino-Soviet relations and their mutual interests in Mongolia are recorded. Discussions of Soviet diplomatic relations with neighboring countries include boundary disputes and economic differences.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations Between Russia (and the Soviet Union) and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide is also reproduced on reel one. A list of all the documents in the collection precedes the documents. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the Papal States (Holy See) and Other States, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 563. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

One of the smaller State Department decimal files, this collection contains documents that pertain to the Vatican's relations with Turkey, Serbia (now part of Yugoslavia), Albania, Abyssinia (Ethiopia), China, and Rumania. Additionally, there are discussions of Palestine and the attitude of the Catholic Church concerning Muhammadanism, the problem of Catholic schools and presbyteries in France, and French anxieties over the naval disarmament problem. A series of newspaper articles published in 1923 entitled "The Papacy and Politics" discusses the Vatican's aid to the Italian government and relations with Britain, Yugoslavia, Poland, and France.

A complete list of the documents in the collection is at the beginning of the reel. The material is arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Argentina, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 515; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Most of the diplomatic reports in this decimal file consist of clippings from the Argentinean press on the subject of the Argentinean and Latin American attitudes towards the United States and on the foreign policy of the Argentinean government toward the United States. There are also a few reports of conversations with Argentinean presidents and government officials on the subject of Argentinean-American relations. The collection also provides information on American-Argentinean negotiation for the arbitration treaty and naturalization convention in the years 1910 to 1912 and the Argentinean attitude towards the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928.

A complete list of the contents precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Belgium, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1967 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 676; v. National Archives record group 59.
1 reel(s)

The Department of State decimal file related to political relations between the United States and Belgium contains documents concerned with the negotiation, ratification, termination, and violation of treaties. Treaties that would give Belgium aid in case of attack by Germany and a treaty guaranteeing the neutrality of Belgium are documented as are the treaties of arbitration, renunciation of war, air navigation, and naturalization. The 1891 Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United States and the Belgian Congo was terminated as it conflicted with the Seaman's Act. The Neutrality Treaty was violated when a United States citizen, Paul Mason, led an expedition to the Congo for the purpose of seizing the Belgian-held area for Germany. There is also a discussion of cession of the Belgian Congo to the United States for war debt reparation.

An uncataloged guide, Record of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Belgium, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Brazil, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963 
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 525.; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The negotiation and ratification of treaties by the United States and Brazil are the subjects of a majority of the documents in this Department of State decimal file. A review of all multilateral treaties dating from 1875 is provided. The collection includes documents on the appointment of commissioners to the Permanent International Commission on Arbitration. The papers on the Treaty for the Renunciation of War (Kellog-Briand Pact) include State Department correspondence and popular comment from press reports. Brazil's appeal for the regulation of immigration of blacks to Brazil is documented in the portion of the collection dealing with the 1922 immigration treaty. There is also a discussion of United States contracts to build battleships for Argentina and Chile and the promise to aid these countries in the event of attacks by Brazil. Radio influence on Brazilian-American relations is noted in correspondence describing KDKA's (Pittsburgh, PA) programs in honor of Brazil's Independence Day.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Brazil, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and British Africa, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 584; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The primary subject of this Department of State decimal file is the treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and Zanzibar. The treaty, in part, interprets and reaffirms treaties made with Muscat in 1833 and with Zanzibar in 1866. Controversial provisions deal with immunity of United States consular officers in courts of Zanzibar, price-fixing to discriminate against United States citizens in Zanzibar, and the exemption from taxes of American citizens in Zanzibar. Other documents discuss relations between the United States and Liberia, including the American proposal for a protectorate over Liberia and Firestone Rubber Corporation's assumption of Liberia's indebtedness to the United States in return for concessions to grow rubber.

A complete list of the contents of this collection precedes the filmed documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Chile, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 489; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Issues affecting political relations between the United States and Chile for the period from 1910 to 1929 include the threat posed by the new Panama Canal to the commerce of Chile, the Tacna-Arica dispute and subsequent elections to decide which nation would control the areas, and proposed Latin American exemption from the most-favored-nation clause of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation. Other subjects discussed in this Department of State decimal file are the centennial of Chile's war of independence, memorials to Charles W. Wooster, a United States citizen who became a rear admiral in the Chilean navy, and the Department of State's involvement in an incident involving rowdy American employees of the mining camp of El Teniente during a weekend outing. Treaty negotiations common to all decimal files are also in this collection.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Chile, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also filmed at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and China, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 339. National Archives record group 59.
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Most of the records reproduced in this Department of State decimal file relate to problems concerning extraterritorial rights in China and the negotiation for the relinquishment of these rights by the United States. Some records relate to the recognition of the Nationalist Government of China, the 1880 treaty to bring Chinese workers to California, China's wish to limit Japan's sphere of commercial and political control in China, mediation by the United States in the Russo-Chinese crisis over the Chinese Eastern Railway, and a speech by the Chinese legation to the Round Table Club of St. Louis suggesting that the United States give complete tariff authority to China. Other documents concerning negotiations for treaties on commerce, arbitration, navigation, and renunciation of war are in the collection.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and China, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also reproduced at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Costa Rica, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1967
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 670; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Treaty negotiations comprise the majority of this decimal file. These include negotiations for treaties of arbitration and conciliation, the Kellogg-Briand Pact for the renunciation of war, and treaties of commerce. Additional records pertain to a naturalization treaty between the United States and Costa Rica. A number of documents relate to the Bryan-Chamorro treaty which would grant the United States access to an interoceanic canal between Costa Rica and Nicaragua via the San Juan River. Several documents are concerned with pro-American demonstrations at the American legation in Costa Rica.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Costa Rica, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. It is also reproduced at the beginning of the collection. A complete list of the contents precedes the documents. They are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Cuba, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 509.
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The records are concerned with efforts to maintain friendly relations and negotiate treaties between the United States and Cuba. Cuba agitated to abolish the Platt Amendment, which gave the United States the right to intervene in Cuban affairs to preserve Cuban independence. Newspaper articles and documents relate to the Kellogg-Briand Pact for the renunciation of war. Consular affairs represent a large portion of the papers: the suppression of liquor and narcotics traffic, the smuggling of birds and animals, extradition agreements, most-favored-nation privileges, and the disposition of estates of deceased nationals. A portion of the correspondence led to the ceding of twenty-five acres of Cuban land to the United Sates for a memorial at the San Juan Hill battlefield.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Cuba, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections office. A complete list of the titles included appears on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Egypt, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 572; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Most of the records in this small decimal file concern negotiations for treaties of arbitration and conciliation between the United States and Egypt and negotiations for a treaty renouncing war. Issues such as American capitulatory rights in Egypt, Great Britain's control over Egypt, and the eventual termination of Great Britain's protectorate influenced the ratification of these treaties. Articles from the Egyptian Gazette and other Egyptian newspapers advocate Egyptian independence. Other correspondence relates to the proposed plan to place 400 to 500 Armenian orphan girls in Armenian homes in Egypt.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Egypt, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office. This guide is also filmed on the first reel, along with a complete list of the documents included.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Ethiopia (Abyssinia), 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1962
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 412; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The United States desired a presence in Ethiopia equal to that of Great Britain, Italy, and France in order to gain oil concessions and protect American missionary enterprises in Addis Ababa. These decimal file papers explore the potential for investment of American capital in the construction of railways and roads and in the opening of oil and mineral concessions. They also cover the negotiations and ratifications of various treaties. In 1914 a treaty of commerce and navigation provided for protection of travel, use of telegraph and transportation facilities, and other means of facilitating trade. The treaties of 1928-1929 deal with arbitration, conciliation, and the renunciation of war.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Ethiopia (Abyssinia), 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. It is also reproduced at the beginning of the reel. A complete list of the contents of the collection precedes the documents. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State’s decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and France, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 568; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Documents that relate to the negotiation of a treaty to provide perpetual peace comprise approximately one-third of this Department of State decimal file. The papers document Premier Aristide Briand's efforts towards world peace. Premier Briand firmly supported the idea of renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. He was a principal author of the treaty that is commonly called the Kellogg Pact or the Kellogg-Briand Pact, in which sixty nations agreed to outlaw war. Other documents discuss possible cession to the United States of French territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe, and the Society Islands) to settle war debts, the Anglo, French, and American defensive alliance, and American support for visits between governors of the Philippine Islands, the Dutch East Indies, and French Indochina to promote trade. Treaty discussions relate to aerial navigation, naturalization, immigration, and the so-called 12-Mile Treaty to control searches in territorial waters, especially for illegal liquor and drugs.

A complete list of the documents appears at the beginning of the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Germany, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 355; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Because no United States diplomatic representatives were in Berlin from 1917 to 1922, most of the records from 1917 to 1919 in this Department of State decimal file originated from United States diplomatic posts in Denmark and the Netherlands. From that time, until diplomatic relations were resumed in 1922, they originated from the United States Commissioner in Germany. Press reports concern public opinion in both countries. For example, the documents examine the effect on American public opinion of the Lusitania sinking in 1919. British efforts to influence American public opinion are also covered. Some documents concern the Joint Congressional Resolution terminating the state of war, the Treaty of Peace, and the presidential proclamation to the same effect. The views of Herbert Hoover and John Foster Dulles are recorded.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Germany, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents included is on the first reel. The documents are arranged by the Department of State's decimal system of subject classification.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Great Britain, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service,
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 581; v. National Archives record group 59.
15 reel(s)

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Great Britain, 1910-29 is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents is included on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Greece, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 475; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Many of the records reproduced in this collection concern popular opinion regarding relations between the United States and Greece in 1922. The records consist chiefly of letters and telegrams from Greek-Americans to the president of the United States, either making a plea for a closer official relationship between the two countries or protesting the circulation of Greek Royalist propaganda in the United States. Other records concern treaties of arbitration, conciliation, the renunciation of war, commerce and navigation, friendship, consular rights, naturalization, and traffic in liquor and drugs. The collection constitutes a portion of the Department of State's United States – Greece decimal file.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Greece, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. At the beginning of the first reel is a complete list of documents arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and India and Burma, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 343; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Most of the documents in this small Department of State decimal file relate to the negotiation and ratification of treaties of arbitration and conciliation and the acceptance of India as an original signatory to the Kellogg-Briand Pact for the renunciation of war. The appeal by the United States for the resumption of commerce and navigation is documented. An 1833 handwritten document to the president of the United States from the King of Burma expresses the desire for amity and commerce between the two nations. Documents that recount Baptist missionary Eugene Chanced's role as emissary are also included.

An introduction to the collection and a list of contents precede the documents. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Italy, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 529; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The documents in this decimal file focus primarily on negotiations between the United States and Italy for treaties on fishing rights and naturalization, the military obligation of naturalized citizens toward their home countries, and the control of drug and liquor traffic. The Treaty of Arbitration, the Treaty of War, Peace, and Friendship, and the Treaty for the Renunciation of War (Kellogg-Briand Pact) are thoroughly documented. Consular agreements on the administration of estates, workmen's compensation, and aerial navigation are also discussed in diplomatic communiques. A portion of the correspondence pertains to the relations between the United States and Tripoli, particularly the status of the Treaty of 1806 after Tripoli became an Italian colonial possession in 1912.

The complete list of the documents on the first reel serves as a finding aid. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Japan, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 423; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Diplomatic and consular despatches, notes between the Department of State and Japanese diplomatic representatives in the United States, and memoranda by State Department officials comprise this decimal file. Records located under the general heading "Relations Between the United States and Japan", discuss anti-American feelings in Japan, anti-Japanese feelings in the United States, and the Gentlemen's Agreement of 1908 in connection with such topics as picture brides and adopted children as well as various rumors of war between the United States and Japan. Other topics include commerce, navigation, extraterritoriality, naturalization, immigration, relations between Hawaii and Japan, and relations between the Philippines and Japan.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Japan, 1910-1929 is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents is on the first reel and serves as a finding aid. The documents are arranged by subject using the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Mexico, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 314; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The records in this decimal file relate to the adjustment of boundaries, the maintenance of friendly relations, and treaty negotiations. Subjects discussed include the "forged correspondence" of 1926 allegedly giving information on State Department policy to President Callas of Mexico, Mexican reaction to the American punitive expedition against Pancho Villa, President Carranza's opposition to the Monroe Doctrine, and the recognition of the Obregon government. Approximately half of the collection deals with boundary questions: channel shifts on the Rio Grande, construction of international bridges, diversion of waters, fishing, and navigation

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Mexico, 1910-1929, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also reproduced on the first reel. A list with brief abstracts, also on the first reel, serves as a finding aid. The documents are arranged by subject according to the decimal classification system of the Department of State.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Morocco, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1964
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 578; v. National Archives record group 59.
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A lecture entitled "The Moroccan Question", reproduced in full, provides a good summary of Morocco's relations with the United States, France, and Spain during World War I. Henry Carter, a State Department official, presented this lecture at the Foreign Service School in 1917. Other documents in this small decimal file relate to the rights and policies of the United States in Morocco, the Algeciras Convention of 1921, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, extraterritorial rights, commerce and trading, consular functions, workmen's compensation, and naturalization.

A complete list of the contents precedes the documents. It serves as a finding aid for the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Nicaragua, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1966
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 633; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The central theme of the majority of the records in this Department of State decimal file is opposition to United States intervention in Nicaragua. Anti-American sentiment is reported in numerous European and Latin American newspaper articles and editorials. In 1916, when war with Japan was anticipated, the United States successfully negotiated a treaty with Nicaragua for naval bases and the building of an inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua. Other subjects are the anti-Zelaya movement, the Chamorro coup d'etat of 1925, the prospects of war between the United States and Mexico, the Treaty for Renunciation of War (Kellog-Briand Pact), and naturalization issues.

The complete list of documents on the first reel serves as a finding aid for the collection. The arrangement of the collection is by the Department of State's decimal system of subject classification.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Papal States (Holy See), 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 562; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The primary subject of this small collection of letters and other documents is the question of United States recognition of the Holy See as a sovereign state. The papers predate the Lateran Treaty of 1919 which established Vatican City as an independent state with sovereignty in international relations. The papers discuss the separation of church and state and the appointment of an ambassador from the United States to the Vatican. Most of the letters are from religious, fraternal, and political organizations that opposed official recognition of the Holy See. Other issues discussed are a Knights of Columbus movement to eliminate "European influence" from the study of American history, the barring of school children from participation in a Thanksgiving pageant because of its focus on religious freedom, and Irish Catholics under British rule. The collection constitutes the Department of State's decimal file on the relations of the United States with the Papal States.

A complete list of the documents in this collection is on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Russia and the Soviet Union, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 333; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Instructions to and dispatches from diplomats and consular officials detail the attitude of the Soviet government toward the United States after World War I. After 1917 these dispatches originated from Americans posted in East European countries.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Russia and the Soviet Union, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also found on reel 1. A complete list of the documents is also included on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Turkey, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 365; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The papers in this decimal file chronicle the negotiations for peace following World War I between consular and diplomatic representatives of the United States and Turkey. The majority of the documents concern the Lausanne Conference which led to the treaty ending the war between the United States and Turkey. The documents reflect the lengthy negotiations over the agenda, the treaty, and its aftermath. Modification of the terms of surrender figures prominently in the negotiations. Other agreements documented are the Treaty for the Renunciation of War (Kellogg-Briand Pact) and treaties on shipping, naturalization, extraterritoriality, and arbitration. Correspondence expressing the desire to regularize relations and resume commerce are balanced by protests against the Lausanne Treaty and the Treaty of Commerce.

A list of all documents is on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Venezuela, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. 368; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Dispatches from United States diplomatic and consular officials and correspondence with individuals and government officials express the wish to maintain friendly relations with Venezuela and appeal for support for the war against the Central Powers. The appointment of negotiators and the negotiations for treaties of arbitration, the treaty for renunciation of war, and the treaties of conciliation between the United States and a number of nations are reported. Venezuelan newspaper clippings in honor of American Independence day, the Lindbergh flight, and the erection by the United States of a monument to Henry Clay are in the collection. The collection constitutes a portion of the Department of State's United States – Venezuela decimal file.

A complete list of the documents in this collection is filmed on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Yugoslavia, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 362; v. National Archives record group 59.
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Documents in this decimal file discuss postwar negotiations for peace and normalization of relations between the United States and Yugoslavia. A number of letters reflect concern about the status of earlier treaties, especially the 1881 treaty with Serbia (now part of Yugoslavia). Other documents deal with the Renunciation of War Treaty of 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, consular negotiations on claims against United States citizens, the protection of Yugoslavian citizens traveling in the United States, and the reciprocal rights of each country's citizens to acquire and hold estates.

A complete list of the documents is at the beginning of the reel. They are arranged by subject using the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Turkey and Other States, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 363; v. National Archives record group 59.
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The Department of State decimal file of documents related to political relations between Turkey and other countries is primarily concerned with the conference that met in Lausanne in 1922-23, which led to the peace treaty with Turkey after World War I. The Lausanne Conference dealt with problems of war debts and reparations, resumption of trade and other economic questions, communication and transportation, boundary questions, and limitation of arms. A considerable portion of the collection also relates to the Greco-Turkish War that ended in 1922 and to Turkey's relations with Bulgaria and other Balkan states.

The first reel of the collection is a complete listing with brief abstracts of all documents included. It serves as a finding aid to the collection. The documents are arranged by subject according to the decimal classification system of the Department of State.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Venezuela and Other States, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 369; v. National Archives record group 59.
2 reel(s)

Unlike most Department of State decimal files that are largely correspondence between diplomatic representatives and other officials, the file relating to Venezuela and other countries contains two published documents totaling more than 2,500 pages. One summarizes the status of Venezuelan foreign affairs and the other, a three-volume work, covers public treaties and international agreements from 1820 to 1925. The documents are El Libro Amarillo de los Estados Unidos de Venezuela Presentado al Congreso Nacional en sus Sesiones de 1918 por el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores (1918) and Tratados Publicos y Acuerdos Internacionales de Venezuela (1924-1927). The few remaining documents in the collection relate to relations with Uruguay, France, the Netherlands, and Brazil. The topic of the Brazilian documents is a 1928 expedition to an unexplored region for the purpose of demarcating the boundary between Venezuela and Brazil. The United States asked for and received permission to send a representative from the National Geographic Society and the Carnegie Museum to accompany the expedition.

A complete list of the documents included appears at the beginning of the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal system.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to World War I and its Termination, 1914-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1962
National Archives publications. Microcopy no. M 367; v. National Archives record group 59.
518 reel(s)

A majority of the documents in this decimal file are instructions to and dispatches from diplomatic and consular officials. The despatches are often accompanied by enclosures such as notes exchanged, pamphlets, and newspapers. Also included are communiques from State Department officials and foreign diplomatic representatives in the United States. Most of the records relate to problems arising from wartime conditions and to peace negotiations. Subjects include neutrality, enemy property, prisoners of war, civil prisoners, enemy noncombatants, illegal and inhuman warfare, hospital ships, military and civilian observers, negotiations for peace, and terms of the armistice.

The lists of documents reproduced on reels one through eleven give brief abstracts of the documents and serve as a finding aid. The documents are arranged by country and by subject according to the decimal system of the Department of State. An uncataloged reel contents list is available in the Special Collections Office.

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United States. Department of State. Records of the United States Legation in Paris, 1835-42.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1942
National Archives Microfilm Publications. Microcopy no M14; v. National Archives Record Group 84
10 reel(s)

The letter books on the first five reels of this microfilm collection contain record copies of the communications sent from the United States Legation in Paris during the tenure of Lewis Cass as Minister to France (1836-1842). These communications comprise dispatches to the State Department, notes to the French Foreign Office, and miscellaneous letters to a variety of officials and private individuals. Reels 6-10 contain instructions from the Department of State, notes from the French Foreign Office, as well as consular letters and miscellaneous letters received. The subject matter of these communications reflects, in its varied nature, the multifarious duties of the diplomat abroad.

There is an alphabetical index at the end of each volume which contains entries for subjects and persons discussed in the communications as well as for addressees. SPEC-R CD3026 .A522 1974 Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications gives inclusive dates covered on each reel.

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United States. National Archives and Records Service. Catalog of national archives microfilm publications.

United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Yugoslavia and Other States, 1910-1929.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 361; v. National Archives record group 59.
9 reel(s)

The majority of the documents in this decimal file are concerned with Yugoslavia's relations with Hungary and Italy during World War I. The papers concern peace, civil prisoners, illegal warfare, boundary problems, and the resumption of commerce. The Treaty of Rapallo, the Italian-Yugoslavian conflict over Albania, the Pact of Tirana, and the Adriatic question are issues between Yugoslavia and Italy. Arbitration treaties between Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, Yugoslavia's control of the Greek port of Salonica, and Yugoslavia's treaties with Turkey are also discussed in the correspondence.

A complete list of the documents is at the beginning of the first reel. The records are arranged by subject using the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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United States. Department of State. Registers of Correspondence, 1870-1906.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1942
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 71; v. National Archives record group 59
17 reel(s)

This collection consists of sixty-five volumes of Department of State registers of correspondence for the years 1807 to 1811, 1840 to 1870, and 1870 to 1906. The documents themselves are not included but many of them have been filmed separately by the National Archives in the Department of States series: Despatches from United States Consuls in (country), Despatches from United States Ministers to (country), and Notes from the (country) Legation in the United States to the Department of State. The registers are arranged by country and then chronologically within these groupings, diplomatic communications received, consular communications sent, consular communications received, miscellaneous communications sent, and miscellaneous communications received. The registers serve as a finding aid for the extensive collections of diplomatic correspondence and can be useful in assessing the general climate of diplomatic relations between the United States and other countries for this time period.

An introduction to the entire collection appears at the beginning of the first reel. Reel one also contains an introduction to the part of the collection on diplomatic communications. Reel 19 contains an introduction to consular communications and reel 45 has an introduction to miscellaneous communications.

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