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What's New?

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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.
  • Photograph No. NLS-WHPO-A-C14159(28A) (ARC Identifier 198537); "Photograph of President and Mrs. Reagan honoring the victims of the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon," Apr. 23, 1983; Reagan White House Photographs; White House Photographic Collection, Collection RR-WHPO; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Files
    This series contains records of U.S. military officers and soldiers who died as a result of either a hostile or non-hostile occurrence in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, or War on Terrorism. Beginning in 1975, casualties considered as occurring during Peacetime were also included.

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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