International Archives

There is a separate page for UK and Ireland archives.

Key Archives

International Themes

  • ArchiveGrid
    Search records in over 1000 archives. Strong on US archives.

  • Archives Portal
    Search archives in over 6000 institutions across Europe.

  • FCO Diplomatic List Archive
    Diplomatic, consular, foreign service and foreign ministry lists dating from the 1950s to the 1990s.

  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1974 - 1996
    The mission of the US-based FBIS was to record and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories.
  • Life Under Apartheid
    BBC footage of life under Apartheid and key moments in the struggle against this political system.
  • NATO Archives Online
    Committee documents from 1949-1959, press releases from 1961 onwards and over 300 full text books.

Cold War 

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