Membership and Donations

Please join and donate to ADST and help advance our mission of capturing, preserving and sharing the experiences of America’s diplomats.

We have the world’s largest collection of U.S. diplomatic oral history — and we’re still collecting!  ADST is an independent, non-profit organization located on the campus of the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia.  Our 2000+ oral histories are available on this website and through the Library of Congress.  We also facilitate the preparation of books and memoirs by diplomats, conduct educational outreach to high schools and universities, and support the work of the Foreign Service Institute.  We receive no government funding and rely on generous donations from our members and donors, as well as grants and cooperative agreements.

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.

[Left:  Zhou en-Lai and Henry Kissinger.]


Become an ADST Member!

We offer several membership levels.

Regular ($80 annually)
Contributing ($150 annually)
Donor ($250 annually)
Sustaining ($500 annually)

Benjamin Franklin Circle ($1,000 or more annually)

Patron ($5,000 annually)

Benefactor ($15,000 annually)

To join ADST, select your desired contribution level from the dropdown menu below. 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.