Treaties and Agreements

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    “Wing Tip” Missile Part Plaque

    In 1987, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which required both parties to eliminate all nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with a certain striking range. This wing tip is from a ground-launched cruise missile destroyed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in…

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    Framed Exequaturs

    Three framed exequaturs signed by Indonesian President Soeharto (Suharto), belonging to a family of U.S. Foreign Service Officers: father Robert Slutz (1970), daughter Pamela Slutz (1986), and husband Ronald Deutch (1986). An exequatur is a formal document signed by a country’s leader that recognizes the appointment of a foreign diplomat to serve…

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    INF "Hidden Missile" Mug

    In 1987, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which required both parties to eliminate all nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with a certain striking range. The treaty included protocols regarding inspection of each other’s missile production and storage sites to ensure…

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    APEC I.D. card

    2004 APEC meeting I.D. card and lanyard, issued to Foreign Service officer Barbara Nielsen. APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region; the U.S. is one of APEC’s 21 members.

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    Kellogg-Briand Pact Signing Pen

    This gold fountain pen was used by Secretary Kellogg and his 14 foreign counterparts to sign the Kellog-Briand Pact in France in August 1928, after having been gifted to U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg by the Mayor of Le Havre, France. The ornate design includes an inscription in Latin: “Si…

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    Egyptian-Israeli General Armistice Agreement

    Dr. Ralph Bunche’s diplomatic career spanned from the mid-1940s to around 1970. Honored by the State Department as a “Hero of Diplomacy” in 2020, his many accomplishments include participating in the formation of the United Nations and brokering an armistice in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, for which he was awarded a Nobel…

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    U.S.-China Agreements Pen

    As part of this historic opening of U.S.-China relations, Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping of the People's Republic of China came to Washington, DC, for a State visit with President Carter in January 1979. On January 29, the two leaders signed an Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology and a Cultural Agreement. Additional…

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    Printing of 1818 Treaty with Sweden

    This document is a contemporary printing, from 1818, of an important early treaty between the United States and Sweden: the Treaty of Amity & Commerce. The original version was signed in 1783. This is a later, renewed version of the treaty completed in 1818.

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    Printing of 1778 Treaties with France

    The Treaties of Amity and Commerce and of Alliance were arguably the single most important diplomatic success of the colonists during the Revolutionary War. Signed in Paris on February 6, 1778, they created an alliance with France that was crucial to American victory in the conflict. Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, and Arthur…