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Welcome! Explore our rich collection of primary sources by America’s diplomats that can inspire and support a variety of projects.

We’ve prepared this page for you so finding our resources, learning how to use and cite them, and examples are at your fingertips. Our sources are broken up into Primary Resources, Multimedia Resources, and materials to help you source the information you get.


We’ve prepared sample lesson plans, suggested student projects, and a source evaluation worksheet especially for educators. We also have several helpful handouts and resources that guide you through our site.

Looking to bring diplomacy to your classroom?
Here at ADST, we are creating a program that will help you bring diplomacy and the Foreign Service to your classroom. We can facilitate bringing in a former diplomat to give a presentation or as a guest speaker to talk about the Department of State, conducting oral histories, the Foreign Service, and their experiences within the Federal Government. If this is something that’s of interest, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll work with you to make this possible