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    Decorated Pillowcase from Jonestown

    U.S. diplomats at posts around the world provide consular services to Americans living and working abroad as a core part of their mission. Sometimes that work is especially tragic, challenging, and dangerous. In 1978, officials from the U.S. Embassy in Guyana were making periodic consular visits to The Peoples Temple settlement, known…

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    How Secretary Albright Advocated to Expand NATO

    Secretary Madeleine Albright was a trailblazer as the first woman Secretary of State. One of her most significant accomplishments was helping to expand NATO to include more countries in the 1990s. Why was expanding NATO so important to global security? And what role did Secretary Albright play in achieving this diplomatic milestone?

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    “USA History in Brief” Booklet

    Produced in 2007 by the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), this booklet is one of many publications created by IIP for foreign audiences to promote understanding by acquainting them with U.S. history and culture.

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    Toy Cars

    Diplomatic Security Special Agent Patti Morton utilized these toy cars as part of her duties to train employees at U.S. Embassy Saigon in the art of defensive driving, demonstrating various scenarios which a diplomat might encounter on the road. Patti Morton was a trailblazer for women’s rights at the U.S. Department of…

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    “Terrorism: Avoidance & Survival” Booklet

    “Terrorism: Avoidance and Survival” booklet, published in 1986 by the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State. Aimed at Foreign Service Officers and others working and living abroad, the booklet provides detailed guidance on avoiding and surviving terrorism.

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    South Vietnam Political Relationships Chart

    Diplomats sometimes must be well-versed in relationships that impact the politics and government of the country they are serving in. Political Officers are diplomats who specialize in this area. This large chart, organized similar to a family tree, was created by Foreign Service Officer James Nach while serving as a Political Officer…

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    Germany Basic Handbook

    American diplomat Arthur Tienken used this handbook while serving in the Kreis Resident Officer Program in Germany after World War II. Resident Officers were U.S. representatives posted throughout Germany. They developed relations with the local populations and assisted in the transition from a post-war U.S.-occupied government to one under German control. Published…