Foreign Affairs

Other Agencies Relating to Foreign Affairs

Many other agencies have roles in American foreign and national security affairs. They include organizations in the Executive Office of the President, as well as civilian and military organizations. Some of those agencies and their sub-components are listed below.

For more information about those agencies and their records you may search the online catalog for entries from each of these record groups or see a description in the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States.

Executive Office of the President

  • Records of the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Trade (RG 20)
  • Records of the Office of Management and Budget (RG 51)
  • Records of the National Security Council (RG 273)
  • Records of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (RG 364)
  • Records of Organizations in the Executive Office of the President (RG 429)
    • Council on International Economic Policy

Intelligence Organizations

  • Records of the Office of Strategic Services (RG 226)
  • Records of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (RG 262)
  • Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (RG 263)
  • Records of the National Security Agency (RG 457)

[For a broader description of NARA's holdings of Intelligence records, please see Researching the Records of the Intelligence Committee.]

Department of Defense

  • High-level Records
    • Records of the Joints Chiefs of staff (RG 218)
    • Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (RG RG 330)
    • Records of Interservice Agencies (RG 334)
  • War Department/Department of the Army
    • Records of the Office of the Secretary of War (RG 107)
    • Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165)
    • Records of U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II (RG 260)
    • Records of the Army Staff (RG 319)
    • Records of Allied Operational and Occupational Headquarters, World War II (RG 331)
    • Records of the Bureau of Insular Affairs (RG 350)
    • Records of the Adjutant General's Office (RG 407)
  • Department of the Navy
    • Records of the Chief of Naval Operations (RG 38)
    • General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1789-1947 (RG 80)
    • General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1947 -    (RG 428)

Department of Justice

  • Records of the Department of Justice (RG 60)
  • Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (RG 65)
  • Records of the Office of Alien Property (RG 131)
  • Records of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (RG 299)

Department of Commerce

  • Records of the Department of Commerce (RG 40)
  • Records of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce (RG 151)

Department of the Treasury

  • Records of the Department of the Treasury (RG 56)
  • Records of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (RG 265)

Department of Agriculture

  • Records of the Foreign Agricultural Service (RG 166)

Department of the Interior

  • Records of the Office of Territories (RG 126)

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