The Foreign Relations of the United States series is "the official documentary historical record of major US foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity." The series initially began in 1861 and now comprises over 350 volumes. Many volumes published since 1945 are available online from the State Department (see the January 21, 2000 Scout Report
), and users can now read the full text of volumes from 1900-01 and 1903-18 at this site, offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries. Visitors may browse the collection by volumes, keyword search by issue or all volumes, or perform Boolean and proximity searches. The volumes are displayed as digital page images with links to text versions and printable page images.