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History: Latin America: Diplomatic Records

U.S. Diplomatic Records

The following lists US State Department records from the National Archives holdings in Washington, DC currently held in the Main and Bancroft Libraries on microfilm (and in a few rare cases, in print), available online, or available on loan from the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). Where available, the call number and location of guides have been listed together with the call number for the microfilm or a link to an online guide is available. This list is not comprehensive; if you do not see the item you need you should check OskiCat or the CRL catalog.

The State Department had different record-keeping systems between 1789-1906, 1906-1910, 1910-1963, 1963-1973, and 1973-1979. In its organization of the files it received, the National Archives mantained the original divisions of years: 1789-1906, 1906-10, 1910-29, 1930-39, 1940-44, 1945-49, 1950-54, 1955-59, 1960-63, 1963-73, 1973-79. The microfilm publications of the records reflect these periodic divisions and the original arrangement of the records. Some of the records from 1973-1979 are accessible online at the NARA site. Central file records dating 1980 and later remain in the custody of the Department of State.

See U.S. Foreign Relations and the Department of State for more information about the records.

Argentina

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Notes from the Argentine Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1811-1906 (M47) 2 MICROFILM 4172 J  1839-1889 MICROFILM 4172 J Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to Argentina, 1817-1906 (M69) 37 MICROFILM 4086 J  1826-1906 MICROFILM 4086 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M69 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Argentina. 1910-1929 (M514) 44 MICROFILM 4138 J CD3022.A2x no.M514 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Argentina. 1910-1929 (M515) 1 MICROFILM 4139 J HathiTrust
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Argentina and Other States. 1910-1929 (M516) 1 MICROFILM 4140 J CD3022.A2x no.M516 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Argentina. 1930-1939 (M1230) 32 MICROFILM 31260 MICROFILM 31260 Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Argentina, 1940–1944   Online Online
Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Argentina:Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs, 1955-1959 28 CRL MF-11041 Online

Bolivia

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Notes from the Bolivian Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1837-1906 (T795) 1 MICROFILM 15770 J n/a
Despatches from United States Ministers to Bolivia, 1848-1906 (T51) 22 MICROFILM 4283 J CD3022.A2x no.T51 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Consuls in La Paz, Bolivia, 1869-1901 (T338) 2 MICROFILM 30099 n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Bolivia. 1910-1929 (M644) 33 MICROFILM 4287 J MICROFILM 4287 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M644 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Bolivia and Other States. 1910-1929 (M646) 18 MICROFILM 4292 J CD3022.A2x no.M646 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Affairs, U.S. and Bolivia, 1945–1959   Online n/a

Brazil

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to Brazil, 1809-1906 (M121) 47 MICROFILM 4087 J  1813-1906 CD3022.A2x no.M121 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in Rio de Janeiro, 1811-1906 (T172) 33 MICROFILM 31385 MICROFILM 31385 Guide &
Online
Despatches from United States consuls in Pernambuco, 1817-1906 (T344) 17 MICROFILM 31383 MICROFILM 31383 Guide
Notes from the Brazilian Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1824-1906 (M49) 7 MICROFILM 4156 J MICROFILM 4156 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M49 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in Rio Grande do Sul, 1829-97 (T145) 7 MICROFILM 31387 MICROFILM 31387 Guide
Despatches from United States consuls in Santa Catarina (St. Catherine), 1831-1874 (T483) 2 MICROFILM 31381 MICROFILM 31381 Guide
Despatches from United States Consuls in Para, Brazil, 1831-1906 (T478) 9 MICROFILM 31380 MICROFILM 31380 Guide
Despatches from United States consuls in Santos, 1831-1906 (T351) 6 MICROFILM 31386 n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Brazil. 1910-1929 (M519) 54 MICROFILM 4288 J CD3022.A2x no.M519 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Brazil 1910-1929 (M525) 1 MICROFILM 4305 J n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Brazil and Other States, 1910-1929 (M526) 2 MICROFILM 4265 J n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Brazil 1930-1939 1 MICROFILM 71201 Roll 60 BANC FILM 483 Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Brazil and Other States, 1930-1944 1 MICROFILM 71202 Reel 83 MICROFILM 71202 Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Brazil 1940-1944 2 MICROFILM 71201 Roll 61-62 BANC FILM 483 Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and Brazil, 1945-1959   Online n/a
Records of the Department of State relating to internal economic, industrial, and social affairs of Brazil 1950-1954 (M1489) 34 MICROFILM 71199 MICROFILM 71199 Guide & CD3022 A2x no. M1489 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State relating to internal political and national defense affairs of Brazil 1955-1959 (M1511) 8 MICROFILM 71200 MICROFILM 71200 Guide

Central America

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Central America 1910-1929 (M672) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022 .A2x no.M672 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Central America and Other States 1910-1929 (M674) 1 BANCROFT Uncataloged HathiTrust
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and Central America, 1911–1929   Online n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and Central America, 1911–1929 and Between Central America and Other States, 1910–1929   Online n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Central America and Other States 1930-1939 2 BANC FILM 484 rolls 3-4 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1218.G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Central America 1930-1944. 1 BANC FILM 483 Roll 48 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418.G82 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Central America 1930-1949 (M1330) 6 BANC FILM 536 & Online n/a

Chile

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Consuls in Valparaiso, Chile, 1812-1906 (M146) 5 MICROFILM 4150 J (1876-1906) CD3022 .A2x no.M146 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Ministers to Chile, 1823-1906 (M10) 52 MICROFILM 4107 J MICROFILM 4107 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M10 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Chile. 1910-1929 (M487) 40 MICROFILM 4289 J MICROFILM 4289 J Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Chile. 1910-1929 (M489) 1 MICROFILM 4306 J CD3022 A2x no.489 Doe Reference &
HathiTrust
Records of the Department of State Relating to Relations Between Chile and Other States. 1910-1929 (M490) 2 MICROFILM 4264 J MICROFILM 4264 J Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.M490 Doe Reference

Colombia

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Notes from the Colombian Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1810-1906 (M51) 1 MICROFILM 4174 J  1820-1834 n/a
Despatches from United States Ministers to Colombia, 1820-1906 (T33) 54 MICROFILM 4323 J (1842-1905) MICROFILM 4323 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.T33 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Consuls in Buenaventura, Colombia, 1867-1885 (M140) 1 MICROFILM 4154 J n/a

Costa Rica

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Costa Rica and Other States 1930-1939 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 18 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1218.G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political relations between the United States and Costa Rica 1930-1944 1 BANC FILM 483 Roll 48 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418.G82 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Costa Rica and Other States 1940-1944 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 19 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1218.G83 1988 Doe Reference

Cuba

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States consuls in Havana, Cuba, 1783-1906 (T20) 133 MICROFILM 78805 &
Online
MICROFILM 78805 Guide
Despatches from United States consuls in Santiago de Cuba, 1799-1906 (T55) 1 MICROFILM.31374 1799-1836 & CRL 1898-1906 MICROFILM.31374 Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to Cuba, 1902-1906 (T158) 18 MICROFILM 4284 J &
Online
MICROFILM 4284 J Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.T158 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Cuba. 1910-1929 (M488) 99 MICROFILM 4290 J CD3022 A2x no.M488 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Cuba. 1910-1929 (M509) 2 MICROFILM 4247 J & Online MICROFILM 4247 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M509 Doe Reference &
HathiTrust
Records of the Department of State Relating to the Political Relations Between Cuba and Other States. 1910-1929 (M510) 1 MICROFILM 4300 J MICROFILM 4300 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M510 Doe Reference
Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records, Central America, Cuba, 1930-1945   F1776.3 U6 C661 1985 Main (Gardner) Stacks Online Part 1 & Part 2
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Cuba, 1945-1949 29 MICROFILM 60588 F1787.5.Y34 1986 Newspapers & Microforms & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Cuba, 1950-1954 39 MICROFILM 71272 NRLF MICROFILM 71272 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files. Cuba, 1955-1959 25 MICROFILM 54006 F1787.5 H93 1987 Newspapers & Microforms & Online

Dominican Republic

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to the Dominican Republic, 1883-1906 (M93) 15 MICROFILM 4108J CD3022 .A2x no.M93 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic, 1945–1959   Online n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to the Internal Affairs of the Dominican Republic, 1960–1963   Online n/a

Ecuador

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to Ecuador, 1848-1906 (T50) 19 MICROFILM 4285 J MICROFILM 4285 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.T50 Doe Reference

El Salvador

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of El Salvador 1910-1929 (M658) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between El Salvador and Other States 1910-1929 (M660) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and El Salvador 1910-1929 (M659) 1 BANCROFT Uncataloged HathiTrust
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between El Salvador and Other States 1930-1939 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 17 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political relations between the United States and El Salvador 1930-1944 1 BANC FILM 483 Roll 48 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418 .G82 1988 Doe Reference
Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records: Central America: El Salvador, 1930-1945 28 BANCROFT uncataloged; shelved with National Archives record group 84 BANCROFT F1494.C6 1984 &
CRL 1930-1945 & Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between El Salvador and Other States 1940-1944 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 17 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political relations between the United States and El Savador 1940-1944 1 BANC FILM 483 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418 .G82 1988 Doe Reference
Confidential U.S. State Department central files: El Salvador, 1945-1949 7 BANC FILM 475 BANC FILM 475 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files: El Salvador, 1950-1954 13 BANC FILM 476 BANC FILM 476 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files: El Salvador, 1955-1959 7 BANC FILM 477 BANC FILM 477 Guide & Online

Guatemala

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Guatemala 1910-1929 (M655) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Guatemala 1910-1929 (M656) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022 A2x no.M656-657 Doe Reference & HathiTrust
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Guatemala and Other States 1910-1929 (M657) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022 A2x no.M656-657 Doe Reference & HathiTrust
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Guatemala 1930-1939 (M1280) 22 BANC FILM 488 n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Guatemala and Other States 1930-1939 4 BANC FILM 484 Roll 5-8 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political relations between the United States and Guatemala 1930-44 1 BANC FILM 483 Roll 48 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418 .G82 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Guatemala 1940-1944 (M1280) 22 BANC FILM 488 n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Guatemala and Other States 1940-1944 2 BANC FILM 484 Roll 9-10 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Guatemala 1945-1949 (M1527) 12 BANC FILM 535 n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and Guatemala, 1945-1959   Online n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to the Internal Affairs of Guatemala, 1950-1963   Online n/a

Haiti

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to Haiti, 1862-1906 (M82) 47 MICROFILM 4109 J MICROFILM 4109 J Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.82 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Haiti. 1910-1929 (M610) 94 MICROFILM 4234 J MICROFILM 4234 J Guide & CD3022 .A2x no.M610 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Haiti. 1910-1929 (M611) 2 MICROFILM 4294 J & Online & CRL CD3022 .A2x no.M611 Doe Reference Online & CRL
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Haiti and Other States. 1910-1929 (M612) 4 MICROFILM 4293 J CD3022 .A2x no.M612 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Haiti. 1930-1939 (M1246) 36 MICROFILM 31259 MICROFILM 31259 Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and Haiti, 1945-1959 Online n/a

Honduras

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Honduras 1910-1929 (M647) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022.A2x no.M647 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Honduras 1910-1929 (M648) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022.A2x no.M648 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political relations between the United States and Honduras 1930-1944  1 BANC FILM 483 Roll 48 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418 .G82 1988 Doe Reference
Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records: Central America, Honduras, 1930-1945 42 MICROFILM 78806 MICROFILM 78806 guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files: Honduras, 1945-1949 11 BANC FILM 608 BANC FILM 608 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files: Honduras, 1950-1954 11 BANC FILM 609 BANC FILM 609 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files: Honduras, 1955-1959 19 BANC FILM 610 BANC FILM 610 Guide & Online

Mexico

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States consuls in Campeche, 1820-1888 (M286) 1 CRL MF-13102 CD3022 .A2x no.M286 Doe Reference & Online
Despatches from United States consuls in Mexico City, 1822-1906 (M296) 15 CRL MF-3177 CD3022 .A2x no.M296 Doe Reference 
Despatches from United States consuls in Veracruz, 1822-1906 (M183) 14 CRL MF-12921 
1822-1892
CD3022 .A2x no.M183 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Consuls in Acapulco, 1823-1906 (M143) 4 CRL MF-13035 1823-1886 CD3022 .A2x no.M143 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Ministers to Mexico, 1823-1906 (M97) 197 CRL MF-18346 CD3022 .A2x no.M97 Doe Reference & Online
Despatches from United States consuls in Tampico, Mexico, 1824-1906 (M304) 7 CRL T3/R73/A-M M304 1843-1906 CD3022 .A2x no.M304 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in Matamoros, 1826-1906 (M281) 12 CRL MF-3174 CD3022 .A2x no.M281 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Consuls in Mazatlan, 1826-1906 (M159) 7 CRL MF-4089 CD3022 .A2x no.M159 Doe Reference & Online
Despatches from United States consuls in Santa Fe, 1830-1846 (M199) 1 CRL MF-3164 CD3022 .A2x no.M199 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in San Blas, 1837-1892 (M301) 1 CRL MF-4368 CD3022 .A2x no.M301 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in Merida, Mexico, 1843-1897 and in Progreso, Mexico, 1897-1906 (M287) 4 CRL MF-3928 CD3022 .A2x no.M287 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in Monterrey, Mexico, 1849-1906 (M165) 7 CRL MF-12920 CD3022 .A2x no.M165 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in La Paz, Mexico, 1855-1906 n/a CRL MF-3988 CD3022 .A2x no.M282 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Consuls in Piedras Negras, 1868-1906 (M299) 5 CRL MF-4369 CD3022 .A2x no.M299 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consular officials in Nuevo Laredo, 1871-1906 (M280) 4 MICROFILM 4167 J MICROFILM 4167 J Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.M280 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States Consuls in Saltillo, 1876-1906 (M300) 1 CRL MF-4179 CD3022 .A2x no.M300 Doe Reference
Despatches from United States consuls in Durango, 1886-1906 1 CRL CD3022 .A2x no.M290 Doe Reference & Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Mexico 1910-1929 (M274) 243 CRL MF-814 [some reels have been digitized] &
BANCROFT uncataloged
Online &
CD3022.A2x no.M274 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Mexico and Other States 1910-1929 (M315) 2 CRL MF-812 CD3022.A2x no.M315 Doe Reference & Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Mexico 1910-1929 (M314) 29 CRL MF-813 CD3022.A2x no.M314 Doe Reference & Online
United States Military Intelligence Reports : Mexico 1919-1941 9 BANC FILM 478 BANC FILM 478 Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Mexico 1930-1939 (M1370) 165 BANC FILM 482 & Online Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Mexico 1930-1939 44 BANC FILM 483 Roll 1-44 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418.G82 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Mexico 1940-1944 3 BANC FILM 483 Roll 45-47 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418.G82 1988 Doe Reference
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, 1940-1944 110 BANC FILM 467 &
BANC FILM 468
BANC FILM 467-468 Guide & Online Part 1 & Part 2
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, 1945-1949 internal affairs 52 BANC FILM 469 &
BANC FILM 479
BANC FILM 469 Guide &
BANC FILM 479 Guide & Online Part 1 & Part 2
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, 1950-1954 foreign affairs 16 BANC FILM 471 BANC FILM 471 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, 1950-1954 internal affairs 43 BANC FILM 470 BANC FILM 470 GuideOnline
Confidential U.S. State Department Central files. Mexico, 1955-1959 foreign affairs 11 BANC FILM 480 BANC FILM 480 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, 1955-1959 internal affairs 25 BANC FILM 481 BANC FILM 481 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, 1960-January 1963: foreign affairs 8 MICROFILM 78178 F1235 .G885 2000 Doe Reference & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, 1960-January 1963: internal affairs 24 MICROFILM 78177 MICROFILM 78177 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Mexico, February 1963-1966. Part I, Political, governmental and national defense affairs 18 MICROFILM 78702 MICROFILM 78702 Guide & Online

Nicaragua

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Nicaragua 1910-1929 (M632) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022 .A2x no.M632 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Nicaragua and Other States 1910-1929 (M634) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Nicaragua 1910-1929 (M633)   Online n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Nicaragua 1930-1944 (M1273) 53 BANC FILM 537 n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Nicaragua and other States 1930-1939 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 17 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and Nicaragua 1930-1944 1 BANC FILM 483 Roll 48 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418.G82 1988 Doe Reference
Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records: Central America: Nicaragua, 1930-1945 n/a BANCROFT uncataloged F1527 .C6 1984 Bancroft & Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Nicaragua and Other States 1940-1944 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 17 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal and Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua 1945-1949 12 BANC FILM 472 BANC FILM 472 Guide & Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal and Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua 1950-1954 11 BANC FILM 473 BANC FILM 473 GuideOnline
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal and Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua 1955-1959 9 BANC FILM 474 BANC FILM 474 Guide & Online

Panama

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Panama 1910-1929 (M607) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022 .A2x no.M607 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Panama and Other States 1910-1929 (M609) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged CD3022 .A2x no.M609 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political relations between the United States and Panama 1910-1929 (M608) n/a BANCROFT Uncataloged & Online n/a
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Panama, 1930-1939 foreign affairs 11 BANC FILM 539 BANC FILM 539 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Panama, 1930-1939 internal affairs 24 BANC FILM 538 BANC FILM 538 Guide & Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Panama and Other States 1930-1944 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 19 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Panama, 1940-1944 internal and foreign affairs 26 BANC FILM 540 BANC FILM 540 Guide & Online
Confidential U.S. State Department central files. Panama, 1945-1949 internal and foreign affairs 22 BANC FILM 541 BANC FILM 541 Guide & Online

Paraquay and Uruguay

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Notes from the Paraguayan Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1853-1906 (M350) 1 MICROFILM15771 J Online
Despatches from United States Ministers to Paraguay and Uruguay, 1858-1906 (M128) 19 MICROFILM 4088 J n/a
Records of the U.S. Legation in Paraguay, 1861-1935 5 MICROFILM 4295 J MICROFILM 4295 J Guide

Peru

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States consuls in Lima 1823-1854 (M154) 6 CRL MF-6086 CD3022 .A2x no.M154 Doe Reference & Online
Despatches from United States Ministers to Peru, 1826-1906 (M52) 66 MICROFILM 4286 J MICROFILM 4286 J Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.T52 Doe Reference
Records of the United States Legation in Peru, 1826-1912 (T724) 88 MICROFILM 31196 &
MICROFILM 4312 J
MICROFILM 31196 Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.T724 Doe Reference
Notes from the Peruvian Legation in the United States to the Department of State, 1827-1906 (T802) 6 MICROFILM 15772 J n/a
Despatches from United States Consuls in Paita, Peru, 1833-1874 (T600) 3 MICROFILM 31198 MICROFILM 31198 Guide
Despatches from United States consuls in Callao 1854-1906 (M155) 7 CRL MF-12919 CD3022 .A2x no.M155 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Peru. 1910-1929 (M746) 30 MICROFILM 15773 J MICROFILM 15773 J Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.M746 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Peru and Other States, 1911-1929 (M748) 52 MICROFILM 31203 (1-42) & CRL MF-13051 (43-52) MICROFILM 31203 Guide &
CD3022 .A2x no.M748 Doe Reference
Political Relations between the United States and Peru, 1930-1944 1 MICROFILM 71201 Roll 59 BANC FILM 483 Guide &
F1418 .G82 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Peru and Other States, 1930-1939 1 MICROFILM 71202 Roll 45 MICROFILM 71202 Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Peru and Other States, 1940-1944 1 MICROFILM 71202 Roll 46 MICROFILM 71202 Guide

Puerto Rico

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Consuls in Puerto Rico, 1821-1899 (M76) 31 MICROFILM 4159 J MICROFILM 4159 J Guide

South America

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between South America and Other States 1930-1939 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 19 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between South America and Other States 1940-1944 1 BANC FILM 484 Roll 19 BANC FILM 484 Guide &
F1418 .G83 1988 Doe Reference

Uruguay and Paraguay

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to Paraguay and Uruguay, 1858-1906 (M128) 19 MICROFILM 4088 J n/a

Venezuela

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Ministers to Venezuela, 1841-1906 (M79) 59 MICROFILM 4110 J MICROFILM 4110 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M79 Doe Reference
Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Venezuela. 1910-1929 (M366) 32 MICROFILM 4291 J MICROFILM 4291 J Guide &
CD3022.A2x no.M366
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Venezuela. 1910-1929 1 MICROFILM 4310 J Online
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between Venezuela and Other States, 1910-1929 (M369) 2 MICROFILM 4266 J

Virgin Islands

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Despatches from United States Consuls in the Virgin Islands, 1805-1821 1 MICROFILM 4153 J n/a

MIscellaneous

Title Reels Call Number Guide
Records of the Department of State Relating to the First Panama Congress, 1825–1827   Online n/a
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and Other American States (Monroe Doctrine), 1910–1949   Online n/a

British Diplomatic Records

According to the UK National Archives, starting in the late 1820s, "correspondence of particular significance began to be printed in several copies and distributed to officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, to other departments and to British missions abroad. These copies were known as confidential print. By 1906 nearly every important despatch or telegram was printed routinely. These documents are a good way to gain a summary overview of Foreign Office political correspondence before accessing the extensive holdings in the main general correspondence series described [on their site]. Confidential prints vary from a single document to a substantial volume of papers, and are numbered individually, roughly in order of printing. For further information, and to see lists of confidential prints on particular regions and subjects, please go to the FO series division within our catalogue. Confidential prints ceased to be produced in the 1970s with the arrival of photocopying."

Confidential Print: Latin America includes the following file classes from the UK National Archives, Kew, in their entirety:

  • FO 497/1-10 (South America, 1947-1956)
  • FO 467/1-5 (Brazil, 1947-1951)
  • FO 486/1-10 (Mexico, 1947-1956)
  • FO 533/1-11 (Central America and Caribbean, 1947-1957)
  • FO 420/1-294 (Central and South America, 1833-1941)
  • FO 495/1-10 (River Plate countries (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), 1947-1956)

The resource also includes the following selected files:

  • FO 118/276, 281, 287, 292, 305, 317, 331 (Argentina, 1906-1913)
  • FO 177/297 (Chilean Revolution, 1891)
  • FO 508/8 (South and Central America, 1908-1909)
  • FO 461/14-22 (Americas general, 1958-1969)

Confidential Print: North America includes:

  • CO 884/1-38, covering the years 1826-1961 and focusing on the Caribbean. Topics such as slavery and apprenticeship, trade, economy, agriculture, boundary disputes, the Morant Bay rebellion, troops, military expenditure, indentured labor, health and disease, finance, and communication are covered.
  • FO 461/1-13 covers both North America and Sourth America over the time period 1942-1956.
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