Renewal of the Charter for the Advisory Committee for Historical Diplomatic Documentation

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 7, 2017

The Advisory Committee for Historical Diplomatic Documentation has renewed its charter for a period of two years. The Advisory Committee will continue to make recommendations to the Historian and the Department of State on all aspects of the Department’s program to publish the Foreign Relations of the United States series as well as on the Department’s responsibility under statute (22 USC 4351, et seq.) to open its 30-year old and older records for public review at the National Archives and Records Administration. The Committee consists of nine members drawn from among historians, political scientists, archivists, international lawyers, and other social scientists who are distinguished in the field of U.S. Foreign Relations.

Questions concerning the Committee and the renewal of its Charter should be directed to Stephen P. Randolph, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20372, telephone (202) 955-0200 (e-mail: