1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 10, 2021 9:20 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking Lima, Peru Embassy Records from 1993

    Susan McBride Newbie

      How can you obtain Embassy Records from 1993? I am trying to find information on the Lima, Peru Embassy being dispatched to a US Air Force radar site at Yurimaguas Airport in August 1993.

        • Re: Seeking Lima, Peru Embassy Records from 1993
          Rachael Salyer Pioneer

          Dear Ms. McBride,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Issues of the "Weekly Dispatch", 12/1990-1/11/1994 in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that may include a reference to the incident you are researching. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these records.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Most records for the time period you are interested in are still in the custody of the Department of State. You may submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request directly to them for the records you are seeking.


          Finally, we suggest that you contact the Department of State’s Office of the Historian and the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) for assistance.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


          [Some information provided by Cate Brennan, Subject Matter Expert]