Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)

The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series, which is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian, began in 1861 and now comprises more than 350 individual volumes. The volumes published over the last two decades increasingly contain declassified records from all the foreign affairs agencies.

Founding year: 
1861

Editions

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) – Nixon–Ford Administration Volumes

Status: 
ongoing
Edited volumes: 

Nixon-Ford Administrations

  1. Volume I, Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969–1972
  2. Volume II, Organization and Management of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969–1972
  3. Volume III, Foreign Economic Policy; International Monetary Policy, 1969–1972
  4. Volume IV, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969–1972
  5. Volume V, United Nations, 1969–1972
  6. Volume VI, Vietnam, January 1969–July 1970
  7. Volume VII, Vietnam, July 1970–January 1972
  8. Volume VIII, Vietnam, January–October 1972
  9. Volume IX, Vietnam, October 1972–January 1973
  10. Volume X, Vietnam, January 1973–July 1975
  11. Volume XI, South Asia Crisis, 1971
  12. Volume XII, Soviet Union, January 1969–October 1970
  13. Volume XIII, Soviet Union, October 1970–October 1971
  14. Volume XIV, Soviet Union, October 1971–May 1972
  15. Volume XV, Soviet Union, June 1972–August 1974
  16. Volume XVI, Soviet Union, August 1974–December 1976
  17. Volume XVII, China, 1969–1972
  18. Volume XVIII, China, 1973–1976
  19. Volume XIX, Part 1, Korea, 1969–1972
  20. Volume XX, Southeast Asia, 1969–1972
  21. Volume XXIV, Middle East Region and Arabian Peninsula, 1969–1972; Jordan, September 1970
  22. Volume XXV, Arab-Israeli Crisis and War, 1973
  23. Volume XXVI, Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1974–1976
  24. Volume XXVIII, Southern Africa
  25. Volume XXIX, Eastern Europe; Eastern Mediterranean, 1969–1972
  26. Volume XXX, Greece; Cyprus; Turkey, 1973–1976
  27. Volume XXXI, Foreign Economic Policy, 1973–1976
  28. Volume XXXII, SALT I, 1969–1972
  29. Volume XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969–1972
  30. Volume XXXVI, Energy Crisis, 1969–1974
  31. Volume XXXIX, European Security
  32. Volume XL, Germany and Berlin, 1969–1972
  33. Volume E-1, Documents on Global Issues, 1969–1972
  34. Volume E-2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1969–1972
  35. Volume E-3, Documents on Global Issues, 1973–1976
  36. Volume E-4, Documents on Iran and Iraq, 1969–1972
  37. Volume E-5, Documents on Sub-Saharan Africa, 1969–1972
  38. Volume E-5, Part 2, Documents on North Africa, 1969–1972
  39. Volume E-6, Documents on Africa, 1973–1976
  40. Volume E-7, Documents on South Asia, 1969–1972
  41. Volume E-8, Documents on South Asia, 1973–1976
  42. Volume E-10, Documents on American Republics, 1969–1972
  43. Volume E–12, Documents on East and Southeast Asia, 1973–1976
  44. Volume E-13, Documents on China, 1969–1972
  45. Volume E-14, Part 1, Documents on the United Nations, 1973–1976
  46. Volume E-15, Part 1, Documents on Eastern Europe, 1973–1976

 

Volumes in preparation: 

Volumes Planned for Publication in 2012 (1)
Volumes in Production
1969–1976, Volume XXXVIII, Part 1, Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1973–1976

Volumes Planned for Publication in 2013 and later
Volumes in Production (7)
1969–1976, Volume XXVII, Iran; Iraq, 1973–1976
1969–1976, Volume XXXIII, SALT II, 1972–1979
1969–1976, Volume XXXVII, Energy Crisis, 1974–1980
1969–1976, Volume XLI, Western Europe; NATO, 1969–1972
1969–1976, Volume E–14, Part 2, Documents on Arms Control, 1973–1976
1977–1980, Volume III, Foreign Economic Policy
1977–1980, Volume XIII, China

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) – finished

Chronological scope: 

The FRUS volumes are currently organized by presidential administration. By statute, the volumes are to constitute a “thorough, accurate, and reliable” official record of U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic activities. This requires that the scope of the volumes include key events or crises, geographical areas, and major themes focused on global issues.

Project start: 
1861
Status: 
finished
Edited volumes: 

1861-1865, Abraham Lincoln
1861 (1861)
1862, Part I (1862); Part II (1862)
1863, Part I (1864); Part II (1864)
1864, Part I (1865); Part II (1865); Part III (1865); Part IV (1865)

1865-1869, Andrew Johnson
1865
Part I (1866)
Part II (1866)
Part III (1866)
Part IV, Appendix: The assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of William H. Seward and Frederick W. Seward (1866)
1866, Part I (1867); Part II (1867); Part III (1867)
1867, Part I (1868); Part II (1868)
1868, Part I (1869); Part II (1869)

 
1869-1877, Ulysses S. Grant
1869 (Although no official volume appeared for this year, certain diplomatic correspondence was published in House and Senate Executive Documents of the 41st Congress, second session.)
1870 (1870)
1871 (1871)
1872
Part I (1873)
Part II (vols. I-III): Geneva Arbitration (1872); (vol. IV): Geneva Arbitration (1873); (vol. V): Berlin Arbitration (1872)
1873
Part I (vols.I-II) (1873)
Part II (vol. III): Papers relating to the American and British Joint Claims Commission (1874)
1874 (1874)
1875
vol. I (1875)
vol. II (1875)
1876 (1876)

1877-1881, Rutherford B. Hayes
1877 (1877); Appendix; Correspondence relative to the Improvement of Commercial Intercourse between the United States and Foreign Countries (1877)
1878 (1878)
1879 (1879)
1880 (1880)

 
1881, James A. Garfield
1881 (1882)

 
1881-1885, Chester A. Arthur
1882 (1883)
1883 (1884)
1884 (1885)

 
1885-1889, Grover Cleveland
1885 (1886)
1886 (1887)
1887 (1888)
1888
Part I (1889)
Part II (1889)

 

1889-1893, Benjamin Harrison
1889 (1890)
1890 (1891)
1891 (1892)
1892 (1893)

 
1893-1897, Grover Cleveland
1893 (1894)
1894 (1895)
Appendix I: Chinese-Japanese War; Enforcement of regulation respective to fur seals; Mosquito Territory, Affairs at Bluefields; Claim of Antonio Maximo Mora; Import duties on certain products of Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela; Affairs in the Samoan Islands (1895)
Appendix II: Affairs in Hawaii (1895); Nicaragua (Mosquito Territory) (1895)
1895
Part I (1896)
Part II (1896)
1896 (1897)

 
1897-1901, William McKinley
1897 (1898)
1898 (1901)
1899 (1901)
INDEX, 1861-1899 (1902)
1901 (1902)

 
1901-1909, Theodore Roosevelt
1901 (1902)
Appendix: Affairs in China (1902)
1902 (1903)
Appendix I: Whaling and Sealing Claims against Russia (1903)
Appendix II: Pious Funds of the Californias (1903)
Appendix III: Pious Funds of the Californias (1902)
1903 (1904)
1904 (1905)
1905 (1906)
1906
Part I (1909)
Part II (1909)
1907
Part I (1910)
Part II (1910)
1908 (1912)

 
1909-1913, William Howard Taft
1909 (1914)
1910 (1915)
1911 (1918)
1912 (1919)

 
1913-1921, Woodrow Wilson
1913 (1920)
1914 (1922)
World War Supplement (1928)
1915 (1924)
World War Supplement (1928)
1916 (1925)
World War Supplement (1929)
1917 (1926)
World War Supplement I (1931)
World War Supplement II
vol. I (1932)
vol. II (1932)
1918 (1930)
World War Supplement I
vol. I (1933)
vol. II (1933)
World War Supplement II (1933) Russia
vol. I (1931)
vol. II (1932)
vol. III (1932)
INDEX, 1900-1918 (1941)
[covers annual volumes, but not the World War supplements or the Lansing Papers].
1919
vol. I (1934)
vol. II (1934)
Russia (1937)
The Paris Peace Conference, 1919
vols. I-II (1942)
vols. III-IV (1943)
vols. V-IX (1946)
vol. X (1947)
vol. XI (1945)
vols. XII-XIII (1947)
The Lansing Papers, 1914-1920
vol. I (1939)
vol. II (1940)
1920
vol. I (1935)
vols. II-III (1936)

 
1921-1923, Warren G. Harding
1921
vols. I-II (1936)
1922
vols. I-II (1938)

 
1923-1929, Calvin Coolidge
1923
vols. I-II (1938)
1924
vols. I-II (1939)
1925
vols. I-II (1940)
1926
vols. I-II (1941)
1927
vols. I-III (1942)
1928
vol. I (1942)
vols. II-III (1943)

 
1929-1933, Herbert Hoover
1929
vols. I-II (1943)
vol. III (1944)
1930
vols. I-III (1945)
1931
vols. I-III (1946)
Japan, 1931-1941
vols. I-II (1943)
1932
vol. I, General (1948)
vol. II, The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa (1947)
vol. III, The Far East (1948)
vol. IV, The Far East (1948)
vol. V, The American Republics (1948)

 
1933-1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt
1933
vol. I, General (1950)
vol. II, The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa (1949)
vol. III, The Far East (1949)
vol. IV, The American Republics (1950)
vol. V, The American Republics (1952)
The Soviet Union, 1933-1939 (1952)
1934
vol. I, General, The British Commonwealth (1951)
vol. II, Europe, Near East and Africa (1951)
vol. III, The Far East (1950)
vol. IV, The American Republics (1951)
vol. V, The American Republics (1952)
1935
vol. I, General, The Near East and Africa (1953)
vol. II, The British Commonwealth, Europe (1952)
vol. III, The Far East (1953)
vol. IV, The American Republics (1953)
1936
vol. I, General, The British Commonwealth (1953)
vol. II, Europe (1954)
vol. III, The Near East and Africa (1954)
vol. IV, The Far East (1954)
vol. V, The American Republics (1954)
1937
vol. I, General (1954)
vol. II, The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa (1954)
vol. III, The Far East (1954)
vol. IV, The Far East (1954)
vol. V, The American Republics (1954)
1938
vol. I, General (1955)
vol. II, The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa (1955)
vol. III, The Far East (1954)
vol. IV, The Far East (1955)
vol. V, The American Republics (1956)
1939
vol. I, General (1956)
vol. II, General, The British Commonwealth and Europe (1956)
vol. III, The Far East (1955)
vol. IV, The Far East, The Near East and Africa (1955)
vol. V, The American Republics (1957)
1940
vol. I, General (1959)
vol. II, General and Europe (1957)
vol. III, The British Commonwealth, the Soviet Union, Near East and Africa (1958)
vol. IV, The Far East (1955)
vol. V, The American Republics (1961)
1941
vol. I, General, The Soviet Union (1958)
vol. II, Europe (1959)
vol. III, The British Commonwealth, The Near East and Africa (1959)
vol. IV, The Far East (1956)
vol. V, The Far East (1962)
vol. VI, The American Republics (1963)
vol. VII, The American Republics (1962)
1942
vol. I, General, The British Commonwealth, The Far East (1960)
vol. II, Europe (1962)
vol. III, Europe (1961)
vol. IV, The Near East and Africa (1963)
vol. V, The American Republics (1962)
vol. VI, The American Republics (1963)
China (1956)
The Conferences at Washington, 1941-1942, and Casablanca, 1943 (1968)
The Conferences at Washington and Quebec, 1943 (1970)
The Conferences at Cairo and Tehran, 1943 (1961)
1943
vol. I, General (1963)
vol. II, Europe (1964)
vol. III, The British Commonwealth, Eastern Europe, The Far East (1963)
vol. IV, The Near East and Africa (1964)
vol. V, The American Republics (1965)
vol. VI, The American Republics (1965)
China (1962)
1944
vol. I, General (1966)
vol. II, General: Economic and Social Matters (1967)
vol. III, The British Commonwealth, Europe, (1965)
vol. IV, Europe (1966)
vol. V, The Near East, South Asia, Africa, The Far East (1965)
vol. VI, China (1967)
vol. VII, The American Republics (1967)
The Conference at Quebec, 1944 (1972)
The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945 (1955)

 
1945-1953, Harry S. Truman
The Conference of Berlin (The Potsdam Conference), 1945, 2 vols. (1960)
1945
vol. I, General: The United Nations (1967)
vol. II, General: Political and Economic Matters (1967)
vol. III, The European Advisory Commission, Austria, Germany (1968)
vol. IV, Europe (1968)
vol. V, Europe (1967)
vol. VI, The British Commonwealth, The Far East (1969)
vol. VII, The Far East: China (1969)
vol. VIII, The Near East and Africa (1969)
vol. IX, The American Republics (1969)
1946
vol. I, General; The United Nations (1972)
vol. II, Council of Foreign Ministers (1970)
vol. III, Paris Peace Conference: Proceedings (1970)
vol. IV, Paris Peace Conference: Documents (1970)
vol. V, The British Commonwealth; Western and Central Europe (1969)
vol. VI, Eastern Europe; The Soviet Union (1969)
vol. VII, The Near East and Africa (1969)
vol. VIII, The Far East (1971)
vol. IX, The Far East: China (1972)
vol. X, The Far East: China (1972)
vol. XI, The American Republics (1969)
1947
vol. I, General; The United Nations (1973)
vol. II, Council of Foreign Ministers; Germany and Austria (1972)
vol. III, The British Commonwealth; Europe (1972)
vol. IV, Eastern Europe; The Soviet Union (1972)
vol. V, The Near East and Africa (1972)
vol. VI, The Far East (1972)
vol. VII, The Far East: China (1972)
vol. VIII, The American Republics (1972)
Memoranda of Conversation of the Secretary of State, 1947-1952. Microfiche Supplement (1988)
1948
vol. I, General; United Nations, Part 1 (1975)
vol. I, General; United Nations, Part 2 (1976)
vol. II, Germany and Austria (1973)
vol. III, Western Europe (1974)
vol. IV, Eastern Europe; The Soviet Union (1974)
vol. V, The Near East, South Asia,and Africa, Part 1 (1975)
vol. V, The Near East, South Asia, and Africa, Part 2 (1976)
vol. VI, The Far East and Australasia (1974)
vol. VII, The Far East: China (1973)
vol. VIII, The Far East: China (1973)
vol. IX, The Western Hemisphere (1972)
1949
vol. I, National Security Affairs, Foreign Economic Policy (1976)
vol. II, The United Nations; The Western Hemisphere (1975)
vol. III, Council of Foreign Ministers; Germany and Austria (1974)
vol. IV, Western Europe (1975)
vol. V, Eastern Europe; The Soviet Union (1976)
vol. VI, The Near East, South Asia, and Africa (1977)
vol. VII, The Far East and Australasia, Part 1 (1975)
vol. VII, The Far East and Australasia, Part 2 (1977)
vol. VIII, The Far East: China (1978)
vol. IX. The Far East: China (1974)
Memoranda of the Secretary of State, 1949-1951, and the Meetings and Visits of Foreign Dignitaries, 1949-1952. Microfiche Supplement (1989)
1950
vol. I, National Security Affairs; Foreign Economic Policy (1977)
vol. II, The United Nations; The Western Hemisphere (1976)
vol. III, Western Europe (1977)
vol. IV, Central and Eastern Europe; Soviet Union (1981)
vol. V, The Near East, South Asia, and Africa (1978)
vol. VI, East Asia and the Pacific (1976)
vol. VII, Korea (1976)
1951
vol. I, National Security Affairs; Foreign Economic Policy (1980)
vol. II, United Nations; Western Hemisphere (1979)
vol. III, European Security and the German Question, Part 1 (1982)
vol. III, European Security and the German Question, Part 2 (1982)
vol. IV, Europe: Political and Economic Relations (1985) $30.00
vol. V, The Near East and Africa (1982)
vol. VI, Asia and the Pacific, Part 1 (1978)
vol. VI, Asia and the Pacific, Part 2 (1978)
vol. VII, Korea and China (1983) $30.00
1945-1950, Emergence of the Intelligence Establishment (1996) $48.00

 
1953-1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower
1952-1954
vol. I, General and Political Matters (1984)
vol. II, National Security Affairs (1984)
vol. III, United Nations Affairs (1979)
vol. IV, The American Republics (1984)
vol. V, Western European Security (1983)
vol. VI, Western Europe and Canada (1987) $41.00
vol. VII, Germany and Austria (1986) $38.00
vol. VIII, Eastern Europe; The Soviet Union (1988) $33.00
vol. IX, The Near and Middle East (1986) $45.00
vol. X, Iran (1951-1954) (1989) $38.00
vol. XI, Africa and South Asia (1983)
vol. XII, East Asia and Pacific, Part 1 (1984) $20.00
vol. XII, East Asia and Pacific, Part 2 (1984) $23.00
vol. XIII, Indochina (1982)
vol. XIV, China and Japan (1985)
vol. XV, Korea (1984)
vol. XVI, The Geneva Conference: Korea and Indochina (1981)
Secretary of State's Memoranda of Conversation, November 1952-December 1954. Microfiche Supplement (1992)

 
1955-1957
vol. I, Vietnam (1985) $23.00
vol. II, China (1986) $23.00
vol. III, China (1986) $21.00
vol. III, China. Microfiche Supplement (1987)
vol. IV, Western European Security and Integration (1986)
vol. V, The Austrian State Treaty; The Summit Conference, 1955; The Foreign Ministers Meeting, 1955 (1989) $27.00
vol. VI, American Republics: Multilateral Relations; Mexico; the Caribbean (1987) $28.00
vol. VII, American Republics: Central and South America (1987) $29.00
vol. VIII, South Asia (1987) $17.00
vol. IX, Foreign Economic Policy; Foreign Information Program (1987) $19.00
vol. X, Foreign Aid and Economic Defense Policy (1989) $35.00
vol. XI, United Nations and General International Matters (1988) $24.00
vol. XII, Near East: Multilateral Relations; Iran; Iraq (1992) $39.00
vol. XIII, Near East: Jordan-Yemen (1989) $24.00
vol. XIV, Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1955 (1989) $34.00
vol. XV, Arab-Israeli Dispute, January 1-July 26, 1956 (1989) $34.00
vol. XVI, Suez Canal Crisis, July 27-December 31, 1956 (1990) $41.00
vol. XVII, Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1957 (1990) $33.00
vol. XVIII, Africa (1989) $32.00
vol. XIX, National Security Policy (1990) $28.00
vol. XX, Regulation of Armaments and Atomic Energy (1990) $30.00
vol. XXI, East Asian Security; Laos; Cambodia (1990) $45.00
vol. XXII, Southeast Asia (1989) $41.00
vol. XXIII, Part 1, Japan (1991) $24.00
vol. XXIII, Part 2, Korea (1993) $26.00
vol. XXIV, The Soviet Union; Eastern Mediterranean (1989) $30.00
vol. XXV, Eastern Europe (1990) $28.00
vol. XXVI, Central and Southeastern Europe (1992) $32.00
vol. XXVII, Western Europe and Canada (1992) $35.00

 
1958-1960
vol. I, Vietnam (1986) $18.00
vol. II, United Nations; General International Matters (1991) $35.00
vol. III, National Security Policy (1996) $58.00
vol. IV, Foreign Economic Policy (1992) $35.00
vol. V, American Republics (1991) $34.00
vol. VI, Cuba (1991) $39.00
vol. VII, Part 1, Western European Integration and Canada (1993) $36.00
vol. VII, Part 2, Western Europe (1993) $38.00
vol. VIII, The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1959; Foreign Ministers Meeting, 1959 (1993) $47.00
vol. IX, The Berlin Crisis, 1959-1960; Germany; Austria (1993) $38.00
vol. X, Part 1, Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Cyprus (1993) $39.00
vol. X, Part 2, Eastern Europe Region; Poland; Greece; Turkey; Yugoslavia (1994) $38.00
vol. XI, Lebanon and Jordan (1992) $30.00
vol. XII, Near East Region; Iraq; Iran; Arabian Peninsula (1993) $38.00
vol. XIII, Arab-Israeli Dispute; United Arab Republic; North Africa (1992) $35.00
vol. XIV, Africa (1993) $33.00
vol. XV, South and Southeast Asia (1992) $45.00
vol. XVI, East Asia Regional; Laos; Cambodia (1992) $39.00
vol. XVII, Indonesia (1994) $29.00
vol. XVIII, Japan and Korea (1994) $33.00
vol. XIX, China (1996) $38.00

 
Microfiche Supplements
vol. III, National Security Policy; Arms Control (1998) $37.00
vol. V, American Republics (1992)
vol. XI, Lebanon and Jordan (1992)
vol. XV/XVI, Part 1, Burma; Malaya-Singapore; East Asia Region; Cambodia (1993)
vol. XV/XVI, Part 2, Laos (1993)
vol. XVII/XVIII, Indonesia; Japan; Korea (1995)
vol. XIX, China (1996) $20.00

 
1961-1963, John F. Kennedy
vol. I, Vietnam, 1961 (1988) $21.00
vol. II, Vietnam, 1962 (1990) $36.00
vol. III, Vietnam, January-August 1963 (1991) $27.00
vol. IV, Vietnam, August-December 1963 (1991) $30.00
vol. V, Soviet Union (1998) $46.00
vol. VI, Kennedy-Khrushchev Exchanges (1996) $19.00
vol. VII, Arms Control and Disarmament (1995) $42.00
vol. VIII, National Security Policy (1996) $37.00
vol. IX, Foreign Economic Policy (1995) $38.00
vol. X, Cuba, January 1961-September 1962 (1997) $57.00
vol. XI, Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath (1997) $48.00
vol. XII, American Republics (1996) $41.00
vol. XIII, Western Europe and Canada (1994) $48.00
vol. XIV, Berlin Crisis, 1961-1962 (1994) $39.00
vol. XV, Berlin Crisis, 1962-1963 (1994) $32.00
vol. XVI, Eastern Europe; Cyprus; Greece; Turkey (1994) $36.00
vol. XVII, Near East, 1961-1962 (1995) $37.00
vol. XVIII, Near East, 1962-1963 (1995) $41.00
vol. XIX, South Asia (1996) $35.00
vol. XX, Congo Crisis (1995) $40.00
vol. XXI, Africa (1996) $32.00
vol. XXII, Northeast Asia (1996) $47.00
vol. XXIII, Southeast Asia (1995) $46.00
vol. XXIV, Laos Crisis (1994) $47.00
vol. XXV, General; United Nations

Microfiche Supplements
vol. VII/VIII/IX, Arms Control; National Security; Foreign Economic Policy (1997) $32.00
vol. X/XI/XII, Cuba; American Republics (1998) $32.00
vol. XIII/XIV/XV, Western Europe; Berlin (1995) $21.00
vol. XVII/XVII/XX/XXI, Near East; Congo; Africa (1997) $12.00
vol. XXII/XXIV, Northeast Asia; Laos (1997) $28.00

 

Last update: 2013-03-04