Since 1921, CFR has archived materials relating to its organization, study groups, meetings, and special events. These materials include correspondence, reports, programs and project histories, pamphlets and brochures, and sound recordings.
The archives provide a historical record of the organization’s activities and growth and are a valuable source for the study of foreign-policy issues.
Inactive materials older than ten years are transferred yearly to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University. Researchers are advised to call before visiting to verify the accessibility of materials. Princeton University's website hosts information on conducting research at Mudd Library and an index to CFR's archives. You may also access select digital sound recordings and digitized documents about CFR's Studies Department.
Records are closed for twenty-five years after the date of their creation. Material related to study groups, conferences, and meetings are available to researchers on the following conditions: Users must sign a form agreeing that they “will not directly or indirectly attribute to any living person any assertion of fact or opinion based upon any CFR record without first obtaining from such person his written consent thereto.”
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