Collection MF361-MF372; MF 412-MF421 - US STATE DEPARTMENT FILES: Soviet Union, Foreign Affairs, 1945-1959

Key Information

Reference code

MF361-MF372; MF 412-MF421


US STATE DEPARTMENT FILES: Soviet Union, Foreign Affairs, 1945-1959


  • 1985 (Creation)
  • 1945-1959 (Creation)

Level of description



35 reels

Scope and content

A themed microfilm collection relating to US State Department interpretations of Soviet foreign affairs, 1945-1959. Included in the collection are US State Department files relating to the repatriation of German prisoners of war from the Soviet Union following World War Two; Soviet boundary disputes involving the People's Republic of China, Bulgaria, Hungary, Iran Romania, and Turkey; Soviet economic, non-aggression, and peace treaties with the People's Republic of China; Soviet funds raised from enemy property in Germany and Austria; Soviet political relations with the Republic of South Korea and the People's Republic of Korea; Soviet alliances or friendship treaties with Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Bulgaria, Burma, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Pakistan, Syria, Thailand, and the United States, 1945-1959.

System of arrangement

Arranged according to subject: 'General' or 'International Relations'; 'Bilateral Relations' with states other than the US; and 'US- Soviet Bilateral Relations'. Arranged chronologically therein

General Information

Custodial history

University Publications of America, Inc., Bethesda, MD, with published fully indexed guides edited by Paul Kesaris and Robert Lester.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies may be printed off the microfilm/microfiche for research purposes and are charged at cost.

Enquiries concerning the copyright of the original material should be addressed to University Publications of America Inc.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description. The following published guide is available in the Reading Room: Paul Kesaris and Robert Lester (eds.), Confidential US State Department Central Files, Soviet Union, Foreign Affairs, 1945-1949 and Confidential US State Department Central Files, Soviet Union, Foreign Affairs, 1950-1954 (University Publications of America, Bethesda, MD, 1985).

Existence and location of originals

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, Central Files: USSR.

Related descriptions


Compiled Jul 1999

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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