1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 12, 2021 12:14 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking documents about Colombia and the United States

    Silvia Dangond Newbie

      I am looking for pictures and historic documents about the relationship between Colombia and the United States since 1822.

        • Re: Seeking documents about Colombia and the United States
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Ms. Dangond,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 40 series of records related to Colombia in the Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (Record Group 84) and 38 series of records related to Colombia in the General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59) that might be of interest to you. We also located 34 series of records related to Colombia in the Records of the Agency for International Development (Record Group 286) and 17 series of records related to Colombia in the Records of U.S. Foreign Assistance Agencies (Record Group 469) that may be relevant to your research. Although these records are primarily textual, they may include some photographs, maps, and other records. Some of these records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. For assistance with the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov. Please include as much information in your inquiry as possible, such as specific names, dates, locations, or subjects of interest.

           

          Next, we located 24 photographic series in various record groups that include some records related to Colombia. Some of these records have been digitized and are available in the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at stillpix@nara.gov for more information about the non-digitized records.

           

          We suggest that you use The National Archives Catalog to search for additional records related to Colombia. You may use the Advanced Search feature to narrow your results by time period, type of record, record group number (e.g. Record Group 59 or Record Group 286), and more. Some of these records have been digitized and can be viewed in the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives reference unit listed in each Catalog description for assistance with those particular records.

           

          If you have not already done so, we suggest that you 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 (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. FRUS volumes are usually available at large universities or public libraries, and in the U.S. Government Depository Libraries.

           

          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, RDSS, or other NARA reference unit. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

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