Membership and Donations

Stu at SHAFRADST is an independent, non-profit 501 c 3 organization located on the campus of the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia. Founded in 1986 ADST captures, preserves and shares the experiences of America’s diplomats through oral history interviews.  Its growing diplomatic oral history collection of over 2000 interviews is accessible via the ADST and Library of Congress websites.  Through its oral history archive and related activities, ADST enriches the professional knowledge of diplomatic practitioners and advances understanding of and appreciation for the contributions of diplomacy to national interests.  It receives no government funding and relies on generous donations from supporting members as well as grants and cooperative agreements to finance its activities. We value our members and contributors whose support allows us to continue our programs. If you would like to become a supporting member, please click the “Buy Now” button below.

As a member of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, you will encourage the study of  and appreciation for American diplomacy and support the training of American foreign affairs personnel. You will be eligible for special, member-only prices on ADST publications and the biennial Tribute to Excellence Dinner. You will also receive the ADST newsletter and invitations to special events.

Membership contributions are tax-deductible.

[Above: Charles Stuart Kennedy at the annual conference of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations.]



Become an ADST Member!

We offer several membership levels.

Regular ($80 annually)
Contributing ($150 annually)
Donor ($250 annually)
Sustaining ($500 annually)
Fellow ($1,000 annually)
Patron ($5,000 annually)
Benefactor ($15,000 annually)

To join ADST as a member, please select your desired contribution level from the dropdown menu above “Buy Now”. You will be taken to PayPal to complete your transaction. PayPal also allows you to use credit cards.

If you would like to donate more than the specified membership amount, or would like to make a one-time contribution, click on the “Donate” button below.


For Automatic Renewal

If you would like to automatically renew your annual membership, please click on the “Subscribe” button. Memberships will renew automatically.

Membership Levels

One-Time Contributions and Additional Donations

To make a one-time contribution or make a donation beyond the membership levels listed above, use the Donate link below.


Contributions In Memoriam

To make a contribution in memory of a friend, colleague or loved one, please use this Donate link below and indicate the name of the person being honored in the box below the amount:

Checks can also be mailed to ADST, PO Box 41839, Arlington, VA 22204.