Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 28

IUP does have paper copies of the FRUS as part of the Reference Collection. They are included in the online catalog, but the record is easy to miss. If you do a title search for "Foreign Relations of the United States", the very first record retrieved shows what we have. It's easy to overlook that record in the catalog, because on the title list, the record does not show a call number or location. The note under the title says "Title has multiple holdings". This indicates that we have copies in several locations throughout the library. You need to view the full record to see the holdings. Also, the record shows a date of 1861. The online catalog shows only the first date of an item. Because FRUS is handled as a periodical, the date is from the first volume published which was in 1861. If you click on the title, you will get the full record for FRUS which shows that most of the collection is in Reference with some copies (mostly duplicate copies) in the circulating collection. The other entries in the online catalog are for the election versions or for various subseries of the publication that have been individually cataloged. I believe we have a pretty complete collection of FRUS. Because we are running short of space in the Reference Collection, we have recently moved some large set reference books to shelves on the ground floor (southeast corner). If you are looking for volumes before the current 1969-1976 series, you will find them on that floor. The call number for the set is [REF] JX 233.A3 I

Hours and Contact Information

Call Us

Reference Desk


Circulation Desk:


Library Administration


Reference Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed


Library Hours 

Mon–Thurs: 8:00 am - Midnight
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

► Exceptions to Regular Hours