1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 30, 2021 12:56 PM by Bryan Cheeseboro

    Was Switzerland completely neutral during WWII?

    John DePew Newbie

      Was Switzerland completely neutral during WWII?

        • Re: Was Switzerland completely neutral during WWII?
          Bryan Cheeseboro Wayfarer

          Dear John DePew,


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          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Name Index, 1910 - 1973 for the Central Decimal Files, 1910 - 1963 in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that includes many index references to file 811.111 [name]. This file number is for documents relating to the applications from foreign citizens for a visa to enter the United States. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          If you have not already done so you should consult Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS). This is a Department of State publication of selected documents from the Department’s files and other sources.  Besides providing the text of the most important documents on U.S. foreign policy, FRUS also provides a source citation printed either as a header with the document or as a footnote).  Those references to file numbers or other records identification are the keys to locating not only the printed documents but other documents on the same subject not selected for publication. Cited "Lot Files" may be difficult to identify among the records in the National Archives using just the Lot number.  If you are interested in using any of those records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference at least 3-4 weeks before a visit so that we may identify the records of interest.  You also should make early contact if interested in the records of other agencies cited in FRUS.  FRUS is usually available at large university or public libraries, and at U.S. Government Depository Libraries. Volumes are available online at https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/ and https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/.


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