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Prints of Diplomatic Events and Facilities, and U.S. and Foreign Political, Economic, and Cultural Activities., compiled 1950 - 1964, documenting the period 1781 - 1964

ARC Identifier 518058 / Local Identifier 59-G

Series from Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763 - 2002

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Type(s) of Archival Materials:Photographs and other Graphic Materials

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Inclusive Dates:1950 - 1964
Coverage Dates:1781 - 1964
Date Note:Bulk Dates: 1955-1964
Part Of:Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763 - 2002
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by subject category; thereunder, chronologically by date the images were entered into the State Department central file, and by corresponding sequence of State-assigned, "VS" (for "Visual Services") log numbers.
Function and Use:This series represents the principal subject reference component, for the 1950's-early 1960's, within the larger Department of State central photographic files that functioned as the permanent visual record of diplomatic officials, facilities, and events, as well as the pivotal resource for State staff preparing press releases, publications, and exhibits and other graphic displays.
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Restricted - Possibly
Majority of the images (roughly 60%) were taken by State photographers or other U.S. government agency camerapeople, and are thus in the public domain. Remaining images, deriving from assorted commercial, foreign government, or international government (e.g., United Nations) sources, were acquired by State only for State use, and may still be under copyright protection or may carry other rights claims made by the respective producers. For any of these items, researchers are responsible for investigating rights status, for obtaining whatever reproduction permission might be necessary, and for paying any permission fees that might be required. Originating photo-source is usually indicated on the print mount, and on the corresponding index card and shelflist card.
Numbering Note:Record Group, Series, NARA-assigned divider number, Item Number (item number consists of "VS" log number and last two digits of year.)EXAMPLE: 59-G-27-VS-1560-57.
Finding Aid Type:Container List
Finding Aid Note:A NARA-created container list, indicating the alphabetical range of subject categories represented in each box, is available in the Research Room finding aid drawer.
Variant Control Number(s):NAIL Control Number: NWDNS-59-G
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Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Disposition Authority Number(s):N1-059-092-018
Accession Number(s):NN3-059-96-077



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