CDL has reached an agreement for consortial access to the complete collection of the Digital National Security Archive for all ten campuses.  DNSA offers access to primary documents from the National Security Archive, and is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945. Over 94,000 of the most important, declassified documents – totalling more than 650,000 pages – are included in the database, many published for the first time.  Each collection is compiled under the direction of a scholar at the National Security Archive.

The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Archive is a tax-exempt, public organization which receives no U.S. government funding; its budget is supported by publication royalties from DNSA and other publications and donations from foundations and individuals.  All purchases of DNSA help to support the work of the National Security Archive.  This makes DNSA unique!

Typically, twdnsao new collections are released each year.  DNSA now includes 45 collections; the latest are ‘The Kissinger Conversations, Supplement: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977’ and ‘Electronic Surveillance and the National Security Agency: From Shamrock to Snowden‘.

UCD’s Juri Stratford, jtstratford@ucdavis.edu, is the Resource Liaison for DNSA.