Re: Tracking Down a File in the US State Department #usa

Odeda Zlotnick

Jewish Names in Selected U.S. State Department Files (RG59), 1910-1929 (
Quoted from the above site, my emphasis

The original documents can be accessed in person at NARA in College Park, Maryland.  You can also send mail requests to:


Archives II
Textual Reference Branch
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740


Be sure to include in your correspondence all of the following:

  • RG (Record Group): 59
  • Time Segment: 1910-29
  • Box number (if given, not necessary otherwise)
  • File and Document number
  • Complete name of individual as it appears in the database (Surname and first name)

Many years before the pandemic I sent a letter and recieved paper copies of the correspondence - they were very informative - opened up a whole new branch of research.
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

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