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Foreign Relations Committee (unofficial records), 1997-2008

 Series — Box: Foreign Relations 1-17

Scope and Contents Note

This sub-series of 17 cubic feet of material contains files pertaining to Senator Chuck Hagel’s service on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) from 1997 to 2008. The topics covered in this sub-series include pre- and post-9/11 relations with Iraq and Afghanistan, information regarding the Kyoto Protocol, and hearings for the nomination of John Bolton as US Ambassador to the United Nations. The background files, with files by country, are the largest sub-series containing approximately 50% of overall material. Please note that the official records for this committee, along with all other official committee records for the U.S. House and Senate, are held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Each sub-series contains copious memoranda detailing the various topics covered. Handwritten notes by Senator Hagel or his staff can be found across the documents and cover a wide range of issues. Many of the notes contain information regarding questions for persons testifying before the committee, as well as other pertinent details.

Most of the sub-series are arramged in chronological order. The sub-series containing documents related to the various hearings held by the SFRC contains the highest number of individual topics spanning 4 cubic feet.

The majority of the SFRC files contain meeting agendas, memorandums, hand-written notes, testimony invitations, testimony texts, committee notices, email correspondence, Senator Hagel’s statements, and attachments in forms of articles and datasets.


  • 1997-2008

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17 Cubic Feet

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