Aden: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1880-1906This link opens in a new windowDocuments relating to Aden, a key strategic port on the route from the Mediterranean to India via the Suez Canal, captured by the British in 1839. The documents in this collection are sourced from the Central Files of the General Records of the U.S. Department of State.
Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963: Records of the U.S. State Department Classified FilesThis link opens in a new windowA collection of U.S. State Department Central Classified Files relating to Afghanistan. It contains a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats, including political and military reports, interviews and meeting minutes with government officials, studies and statistics, government documents and legal proceedings. Topics covered include human rights, trade, culture, religion, foreign relations, crime, religion, education, and more.
Afghanistan in 1919: The Third Anglo-Afghan WarThis link opens in a new windowA collection of confidential correspondence, memoranda, orders, reports and other materials, providing a broad spectrum of information on military policy and administration, including the organisation, operations and equipment of the army during the third Anglo-Afghan War (May - August 1919).
British Mandate in Palestine, Arab-Jewish Relations, and the U.S. Consulate at Jerusalem, 1925-1941This link opens in a new windowCorrespondence and telegrams received and sent by the American consular post in Jerusalem. Topics covered include reports on the administration of the British Mandate in Palestine, Jewish immigration, terrorism, and Arab rebellion. There are unique materials on the relationship of Palestinians to other Arab countries, racial and religious disturbances and riots, the holy places question, and more.
Collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Partition of the Middle East, 1879-1919This link opens in a new windowDrawn from the personal papers of Mark Sykes (1879-1919), a politician and diplomatic advisor famous for his role in the partition of the Middle East. The papers focus on Sykes’ experience in military intelligence and diplomacy in the Middle East, both before and during the First World War. Also includes his notebooks, detailing his travels in the Middle East.
Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969This link opens in a new windowThe series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. Covering countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan.
Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Africa and the Middle East, 1960-1969This link opens in a new windowContains U.S. State Department Central Files, which provide American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments. Resources include reports, interviews, minutes of meetings with foreign government officials, letters, instructions, cables sent and received, as well as reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers. Countries covered are: Biafra/Nigeria; Congo; Egypt; Ghana; South Africa; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Palestine; Saudi Arabia; the Persian Gulf States (Aden, Bahrain, Kuwait, Muscat & Oman, Qatar, Trucial States); and Yemen.
Creation of Israel: British Foreign Office Correspondence on Palestine and Transjordan, 1940-1948This link opens in a new windowContains the British Foreign Office political correspondence files on Palestine and Transjordan. Records focus on events in Palestine, Britain's policy toward Palestine, and how the situation in Palestine affected relations with other nations. The files also survey the contours of Arab politics in the wider Middle East from a British perspective. A large section of material also covers the United Nations deliberations on the Palestine question.
Democracy in Turkey, 1950-1959: Records of the U.S. State Department Classified FilesThis link opens in a new windowU.S. government files from the American Embassy in Turkey, relating to the political, economic and social development of Turkey during a period of democratisation in the 1950s. Included in the collection are reports, studies, statistics, meeting minutes, legal documents, letters, and official government papers.
George H. W. Bush and Foreign Affairs: The Middle East Peace Conference in MadridThis link opens in a new windowU.S. Presidential documents on the planning and organization of the October 1991 Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid. Documents include correspondence, memoranda, cables, diplomatic dispatches, reports, studies, maps, and printed material from 1981 to 1993. Subjects covered include the Persian Gulf War; Operation Desert Shield; Oil; public opinion; Intifada; U.N. Security Council Resolutions; Land for Peace concept; Palestinians; and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994This link opens in a new windowTranslated journals, newspapers, scientific reports, radio and television broadcasts from 19 countries in North Africa and the Middle East covering cultural, economic and political developments within the regions
Middle East Online series II: Iraq, 1914-1974, TheThis link opens in a new windowOriginal source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974.
Palestine and Israel: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1945-1959This link opens in a new windowDocuments from the U.S. National Archives covering the end of the British mandate in Palestine and the role of the U.S. in the creation of the state of Israel. Includes the Palestine Reference files of Dean Rusk and Robert McClintock, as well as documents from the Mission of the United States in Tel-Aviv. Documents include correspondence, inquiries, memoranda, situation reports and studies, special reports, and telegrams.
Persian Gulf States and Yemen, 1950-1959This link opens in a new windowSourced from the U.S. National Archives, this includes documents from U.S. diplomats covering the structure and activities of the Persian Gulf States' and Yemen's political system, government, judiciary, laws, military, customs, economy, finance, agriculture, natural resources, industry, communications, and media. All contents are in English.
Records of the Persian Gulf WarThis link opens in a new windowThis collection contains materials related to the diplomatic and military response by the United States (as part of a multi-national force) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Materials cover 1990-1991.
Saudi Arabia: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1930-1959This link opens in a new windowThe first part of this archive, 1930-1944, covers a key period in the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the second part, 1955-1959, illustrates the day-to-day workings of the state, including details on internal political and national defence affairs; economic, financial, industrial, and social issues.
Saudi Arabia: secret intelligence records, 1926-1939This link opens in a new windowThis 8-volume collection is one of the most important collections to have been compiled by Archive Editions because it consists of internal political telegrams which were never intended for international, or even external, examination. These telegrams provide a rare glimpse into the system of administration and the style of leadership of Sultan (King) Abdul Aziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Saud, ruler of Nejd–Hedjaz/Saudi Arabia from 1925–1953.