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Digital Archive International History Declassified

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The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. The Digital Archive is overseen by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

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October 19, 1955

Letter, Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to Office of the President

Report on plans of visit to ROK by delegations of Scandinavian Medical Center and Hargrove

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report on the Week

Report on split within Japanese government and party regarding the Korea-Japan problems and the new cabinet.

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report

Report on the press release discussed by the Japanese government.

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report on Iron Smuggling

Report on the possible army or police connection to the smuggling of iron and metal scrap to Japan.

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report

Report on Japan's unwillingness to agree to Korea's terms.

July 10, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report on Meeting with Hansen of the UP

Report on a meeting with Hansen of the UP regarding the Girard case and the Japanese Southeast Asia Development Plan.

October 19, 1955

Letter, Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to Office of the President

Report on plans of visit to ROK by delegations of Scandinavian Medical Center and Hargrove

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report on the Week

Report on split within Japanese government and party regarding the Korea-Japan problems and the new cabinet.

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report

Report on the press release discussed by the Japanese government.

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report on Iron Smuggling

Report on the possible army or police connection to the smuggling of iron and metal scrap to Japan.

July 18, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report

Report on Japan's unwillingness to agree to Korea's terms.

July 10, 1957

Korean Mission in Japan, Report on Meeting with Hansen of the UP

Report on a meeting with Hansen of the UP regarding the Girard case and the Japanese Southeast Asia Development Plan.

Featured
Collections

THE SIX-DAY WAR

This collection gives insight into the thought processes of global decision-makers as the events of the 1967 War, or Six-Day War, unfolded.

TAIWAN’S COLD WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Documents on Taiwan's efforts to engage non-communist states in Southeast Asia in the 1970s and 1980s.

SOVIET UNION AND THE OLYMPICS

The Soviet Union joined the International Olympic Committee only in 1951, but went on to dominate the games along with its rival, the United States.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

Documents on Cuban's international relations, focusing on it's relationship with the Soviet Union, China and the United States.

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY

The texts which have defined the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

The origins of nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil from the 1960s onwards.

THE SIX-DAY WAR

This collection gives insight into the thought processes of global decision-makers as the events of the 1967 War, or Six-Day War, unfolded.

TAIWAN’S COLD WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Documents on Taiwan's efforts to engage non-communist states in Southeast Asia in the 1970s and 1980s.

SOVIET UNION AND THE OLYMPICS

The Soviet Union joined the International Olympic Committee only in 1951, but went on to dominate the games along with its rival, the United States.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

Documents on Cuban's international relations, focusing on it's relationship with the Soviet Union, China and the United States.

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY

The texts which have defined the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

The origins of nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil from the 1960s onwards.

Welcome

The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. The Digital Archive is overseen by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

Explore
themes

Learn about specific topics and regions through essays, timelines and educational resources.

Browse
documents

Explore documents from the Digital Archive through the map, date, and subject browsing tools.

FROM THE
WILSON CENTER

Researching the People’s Republic of China

Based on experiences at 25 different Chinese archives, Charles Kraus offers an in-depth overview of researching the history of the People's Republic of China.

Taiwan’s Cold War in Southeast Asia

Hsiao-ting Lin reveals that Nationalist China’s top leaders believed ingraining anticommunism into the souls of their Southeast Asian neighbors was vital to Taiwan’s international security.

Introducing 'Sources and Methods'

Sources and Methods is a new platform that showcases fresh archival evidence and presents new insights into contemporary international history

TWITTER

RT @JSarkar_: As promised, here's my piece for @TheWilsonCenter's @NPIHP w/ transcriptions of recovered docs.https://t.co/XBYuODz1mL #coldw

Anti-Semitic purges in the Polish communist party and army followed Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War https://t.co/YtkRU8v4nt

Ngo Dinh Diem attempted to establish a politically viable and economically sustainable nation in a Cold War world. https://t.co/cQgphd1n1G

What museums in Seoul and Pyongyang say (and don't say) about the Korean War https://t.co/ALSzBw5m17

Community development projects undertaken in South Vietnam cast Ngo Dinh Diem as postcolonial nation-builder https://t.co/cQgphcJMa8