An index to treaties currently in force to which the United States is a party
Text of treaties available in United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST) and Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS)
Arrangement: Bilateral (by country and subject) and Multilateral (by subject)
Note: if a listing refers to TIAS, but gives no number, the treaty has not been published
For unpublished treaties and agreements, see Senate Treaty Documents, Senate Executive Reports, the Congressional Record, the Treaty Affairs webpage, or call the Office of the Legal Advisor, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520; phone (202) 647-1345
* The official series for texts of United States Treaties
* Published annually since 1950
* Expect a 10-20 year time lag before publication
* Generally cited as UST
* Before publication in UST, treaties are available in TIAS
This set includes the text of treaties from 1776 to 1949. It is the definitive series for United States treaties (meaning treaties to which the United States was a signatory.) Exception: text of the Treaty of Versailles is included, even though it was never ratified by the United States. Volume 13 is an index by subject and country. Generally cited as "Bevans," after its editor, Charles I. Bevans. Largely replaces two earlier sets of treaties: Treaty Series, 1908-1945, which the library does not own, and Executive Agreements Series, 1929-1945. 13 vols.
Treaty documents (treaty doc) contain the text of treaties sent by the President for Senate ratification. Treaty documents are referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. This series is important because it is often the first place a treaty is published. It is included in the United States Congressional Serial Set, beginning with the 97th Congress (1981). Prior to the 97th Congress, see Senate Executive Documents. Indexed by: ProQuest Congressional and Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).
Senate Executive Reports. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations report to the Senate, recommending whether the treaty should be ratified. Contains the text of the treaty. Senate Executive Reports are included in the Serial Set since the 97th Congress (1980).
Senate Executive Documents. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
Contain the text of treaties sent by the President for Senate ratification. Also known as Executive (Lettered) Documents because they are identified by letter. Beginning with the 97th Congress in 1981, Executive Documents are called Treaty Documents.
"The official monthly record of United States foreign policy." Published from 1939 to 1989. Issues contain information about treaties and contain reprints of important treaties. Continued in part by Dispatch.
Dispatch indexes and describes current treaty actions. Continues the U.S. Department of State Bulletin. Continued by various State Department Web pages, such as the Office of the Legal Adviser webpage.