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History Vault: U.S. Diplomatic Post Records, 1914-1945

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U.S. Diplomatic Post Records, 1914-1945  (Module 21)

The State Department Diplomatic Post Records consist of correspondence and reports from American diplomats stationed around the world. Diplomatic post records are those kept at the embassies or legations rather than those kept in Washington. For many countries in the years before 1945, the post records, if they have survived, are excellent sources rivaling the State Department Central Files for coverage of important events. Diplomatic post records contain the incoming messages from Washington, retained copies of outgoing dispatches, locally gathered information, and background material on decision making. The following countries or cities are represented in this module: Japan; Cuba; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Iran; Iraq; Beirut; Jerusalem; Aden; Lebanon; Russia and the Soviet Union.

El Salvador