Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations
between the United States and Russia
Location: Microfilm E 183.8 R9 U54
This collection includes: correspondence mostly relating to economic conditions
in Russia; papers containing the attitude of the Soviet Government toward the
United States; correspondence concerning the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 and the
Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 1832 (which ended in 1913); instructions to
the U.S. ministers in Russia; communications from U.S. ministers in Russia.
This collection does not include records from Latvia, Estonia, Finland,
Georgia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Poland, Transcaucasia and Azerbaijan during the
period of their independence after World War I.
|1910-29 Reel 1-7,
|1930-39 Reel 1-3,
|1940-44 Reel 1
Researchers consulting this collection might also want to look at:
Russia in Transition: The
Diplomatic Papers of David R. Francis, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, 1916-1918.
Confidential U.S. Diplomatic
Post Records Russia: from Czar to Commissars, 1914-1981.
How to search the collection: There
is a guide with a reel index on the first reel of microfilm. There is no
subject index for this collection. The reel index gives the U.S. Department of
State Decimal File number for a document. The records are filed according
to the Department of State Decimal File system. The decimal number for
these records is 711.61.
In the decimal filing system, each document is assigned a file number that
reflects four pieces of information. Example below:
"7" is the class number. Class 7 pertains to political relations of
nations. "11" stands for the United States. "61" stands for Russia.
"2" is the subject number. "/13" is the document number. These
numbers are hard to find on the reports. They are often handwritten on the
first page of a document in the right hand margin. The microfilm also has
a number at the bottom of each frame which has nothing to do with finding a
report in this collection.
Guides: The guide, a reel index, is on the
first reel of microfilm. There is no subject index for this
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Time Period: 20th Century
Subject keywords: Military History, U. S. History
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