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Welcome Students! We’ve prepared this page for you so finding our resources, learning how to use and cite them, and examples are at your fingertips.



Books and Memoirs
The ADST-DACOR Book Series is a collection of books that demystify diplomacy by telling the story of American diplomats, the lives they led, and the world events they helped to shape. Our Memoir and Occasional Paper Series preserves firsthand accounts, histories, and other informed observations on foreign affairs for scholars, journalists, and the general public. Common terms and definitions.

Oral Histories:
Oral Histories offer invaluable first hand insights to historic events, policies, and cultural experiences. We have pages dedicated to Ambassadors of different descent or heritage: African American Ambassadors and Latino American Ambassadors. Highlighting the diversity of individuals that make up the foreign service is a focus of ADST. Our Fascinating Figure articles focus on a person who has influenced diplomatic history.

Country and Subject Readers:
Country and Subject Readers explore almost every country, international organizations such as the United Nations, and subject readers such as Women in the Foreign Service. They are designed to give users an overview of U.S. relations with a country or policy on a specific subject, as seen by those who dealt with it from Washington or in the field.


ADST has 3 great podcasts series: In Their Own Voices (previously Poor Richard’s Podcasts) featuring fascinating figures and events, Partners in Diplomacy focusing on the experiences of Foreign Service family members, and Modern American Diplomacy which features stories highlighting diplomatic tradecraft.


Youtube: Check out ADST’s Youtube page for short videos on momentous events in diplomacy, panel discussions, and other great resources. We have our Virtual Diplomatic Lunch series where we feature authors of diplomacy focused books, our National History Day video detailing the importance of diplomacy and what ADST does, and our Tales of American Diplomacy series which highlights incredible foreign service experiences.



Moments in Diplomatic History:
“Moments” highlight specific events drawing on recollections of the diplomats who were there at the time. Check out some of our moments about The Vietnam War, The Cuban Missile Crisis, Art in Diplomacy, The Foreign Service and Public Health, and Women in the Foreign Service.

Today in History:
Want to know what happened today in history? Check out this page where we have a timeline of historic events for each day of the year!


ADST Oral History & Moments Citation Guide
Purdue Owl for those who want to make their own.
Tools to plug and use: Citation Machine and Easybib

Are you interested in an internship with ADST?

We welcome both undergraduate and graduate students interested in international relations, history, politics, library science and many other fields. We also welcome expertise in website maintenance and design, social media, and non-profit management. To apply for an internship with The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, please email us at [email protected] with the following:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. A copy of your unofficial or official transcript
4. A 3-5 page writing sample

Please cite our materials as follows: Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection, Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, Arlington, VA,