Foreign Affairs

Records of International Conferences, Commissions, and Expositions (RG 43)

This record group is divided into the following broadly-defined subgroups. Most of the records were created by U.S. delegations overseas and deposited in the Department of State at the end of the conference, commission, or exposition.

  • Records of International Conferences, including records of World War II and postwar conferences of heads of state and meetings of foreign ministers
  • Records relating to International Commissions, Committees, and Councils
  • Records of participation in international expositions and exhibitions held outside the United States
  • Records of participation in international exhibitions and expositions held in the United States


After 1953, records on many international expositions are found in the records of the United States Information Agency (RG 306).

You can search the National Archives Catalog for entries from RG 43 or see a description in the Guide to Federal Records.