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The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1986. Located at the State Department’s George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, ADST advances understanding of American diplomacy and supports training of foreign affairs personnel through programs, publications, and activities. Over the past quarter century ADST has completed more than 2000 oral histories, also posted on the Library of Congress website, with more to come.
To read the oral histories, please go to the top of this page. Click on the third link, “Oral History,” and the drop-down menu will take you to the oral history page, Country Readers (with excerpts about specific countries), Moments in U.S. Diplomatic History (highlights of the oral histories), Fascinating Figures and more. You can identify specific topics, people or countries mentioned in the Moments using Google Search. If you access the Moments from the drop-down menu, you can also search using categories and tags.
Please consider supporting our vital work of interviewing, transcribing, editing and archiving U.S. diplomatic oral history by making a donation to ADST.