The Electronic Research Collection (ERC) is a partnership between the United States Department of State and the Federal Depository Library at the Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The Government Printing Office, which is responsible for the national system of federal depository libraries, officially recognizes this unique partnership as the first electronic partnership agreement between an executive agency and a depository library. This partnership began in 1994.
ERC has two purposes. First, it is responsible for electronically archived information products produced by State Department from 1990 to 1997. UIC also works to assure that the electronic archives are easily accessible and clearly organized. Second, the UIC depository librarians work with the State Department public affairs staff to answer email questions from the public, and help users find other information sources about U.S. foreign policies and programs.
For the most current information, please visit the US State Department homepage.
U.S. Department of State Electronic Archives
1990-1997 (click on any of the
About the US State Department
Building Photos, Biographies, Organization Chart, Budget, Alphabetic List of Employees and Phone Numbers, etc.
Archived Agency Web Sites
US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), US Information Agency (USIA), etc.
Arms Control, Counter-terrorism and Military Affairs
Defense Trade Trade News, Pattern of Global Terrorism, etc.
Briefings and Statements
Daily Press Briefings, Secretary of State Speeches, Press Statements, Dispatch Magazine, etc.
Consular and Travel Information
Travel Tips, Visa Bulletin, Passport, Diplomatic List, Foreign Consular Offices in the US, Key Officers of Foreign Services Posts, etc.
Country and Regions Reports
Country Background Notes Series, Geographic Bureau Documents, etc.
30th G8 Summit at Sea Island, Georgia on June 8-10, 2004
Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos - archive 12/31/05
Coalition Provisional Authority
Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
Democracy and Human Rights
Human Rights Country Practices Reports, etc.
Economic and Business Issues
Country Commercial Guides, Economic Policy -- Trade Reports, Trade Agreements, Trade Policy Newsletter, etc.
Environment and Science
MAB Bulletin, Ocean Bureau Documents, Climate Action Report, etc.
International Organizations and Conferences
Population, Refugees and Migration
Refugee Admission Reports, International Adoptions Reports, etc.
Treaties and Legal Issues
International Narcotics Control Strategy Reports, Treaty Actions, International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights, etc.
Individuals Who have served as Secretary of State Since 1790.