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What's New?

  • Photograph 330-CFD-DF-SC-84-08126: ┐Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko (right) is welcomed by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance as he arrives for a visit, 09/21/1977;┐ Combined Military Service Digital Photograph Files, 1982-2007; Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921-2008; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. Central Foreign Policy Files
    We have added the 1977 fully releasable electronic P-Reel index entries and withdrawal card records of this series to AAD. There are an additional 107,496 new records. These records are an index to the 1977 airgrams, memoranda, correspondence, reports, diplomatic notes, and related material within the Central Foreign Policy Files.
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Photograph No: 59-BP-VS-474-74; "Secretary of State Henry Kissinger initials for the US the Vietnam peace agreement in Paris as Le Duc Tho (foreground) initials for North Vietnam;" Prints of U.S. and Foreign Dignitaries, and Diplomatic Events and Facilities, 1955-1993; General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. Central Foreign Policy Files
    We have added the 1977 fully releasable permanent electronic telegram records and withdrawal 'card' records of this series to AAD, for an additional 367,175 new records. The series, popularly known as the "State Department Cables" or the "State Department Telegrams", consists of telegrams between the Department of State and Foreign Service posts.

AAD Highlights

One of the records of the use of ammunition by the 527th Military Police Company
in defense of the U.S. embassy in Saigon during the TET offensive, January 31, 1968.

Iwao Takamoto
recently deceased creator of the cartoon character Scooby-Doo, and others, who learned some of his illustration techniques while at a WRA camp. See his World War II War Relocation Authority (WRA) record.

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