Commemorating 150 Years of "Foreign Relations of the United States"

Posted by Lindsay Krasnoff
February 10, 2011
Office of the Historian Website Commemorates 150th Anniversary of FRUS

About the Author: Lindsay Krasnoff serves as a Historian in the Office of the Historian.

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions. The series began in 1861 and now comprises more than 400 individual volumes. To commemorate the series' 150th anniversary, the Office of the Historian at the Department of State is exploring the story behind FRUS to uncover how it became an invaluable information resource. Our research has shown that the FRUS series played an important role during seminal periods in American history, including the Civil War, the Cold War, and the dawn of the post-Cold War era.

We are eager to share the story of FRUS with you and will spotlight key moments in blog entries posted to DipNote. We also launched a web page today to keep you informed of related public events that will take place throughout the year. To learn more about our sesquicentennial outreach efforts, stay tuned to our website and feel free to email us at



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