Alexandra F. Levy | Oct 27, 2020The State Department's Office of the Historian faced challenges on multiple fronts in 2019.
Secrecy Prevails as Declassification Slows
Allison Miller | Nov 19, 2019A stinging new report details problems and potential solutions in getting the history of US foreign relations to the public.
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Letters to the Editor
Richard H. Immerman | Nov 1, 2018The Historical Advisory Committee’s chair expresses concerns about the declassification crisis in the Department of Defense.
Seth Denbo | Sep 19, 2018Historians criticize the Department of Defense for its slow and incomplete declassification of historically significant documents.
Seth Denbo | Aug 27, 2018Interference by political appointees may imperil the future of the Historical Advisory Committee.
James Grossman | Feb 16, 2018As I walk to work in the morning, the first thing I see as I head toward the AHA office is the US Ca...
Historians and Government Shutdowns
Donald A. Ritchie | Dec 19, 2017Federal government shutdowns are never in the best interest of historians. The unpredictable events ...
Zoë Jackson | Dec 1, 2017At the 16th biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History, held this past October, William F. Friedman w...
Documenting Foreign Relations: Office of the Historian Releases Records on Iran, the Cold War, and More
Zoë Jackson | Oct 1, 2017In January 1977, the American Embassy in Warsaw hosted a screening of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nes...