- The Series on Foreign Relations of the United States
- Temperley, A History of the Peace Conference of Paris
- Further Sources
The U.S. Department of State in the 1940s, in its multi-volume series on the foreign relations of the United States, published a comprehensive set of papers concerning the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The 13 volumes include minutes of meetings and an annotated version of the Treaty of Versaille. Digital versions of the volumes have been produced. The Office of the Historian of the Department of State has prepared the volumes in .mobi (Kindle) and .epub versions. These versions, which are small in size, can be downloaded from the table below, or from the Office of the Historian.
In addition, digital facsimiles of the printed versions in PDF format have been made available in the digital collections of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library. The PDF versions at the University of Wisconsin website are broken into sections and are not text searchable. The PDF versions which can be downloaded from the table below contain the full text of each volume and are text searchable, but are quite large. Most are larger than 200 Mb and will be slow to download. One can obtain smaller non-searchable individual sections of each volume in PDF format from the University of Wisconsin Library, by clicking the volume number in the table below. The table lists the primary sections of each volume, as found in the Library.
|US Foreign Relations Series|
on the Peace Conference
|.mobi (Kindle)||.epub||Searchable PDF|
H. W. V. Temperley advised the Big Four leaders at the Paris Peace Conference from April to July 1919. Subsequently, during the 1920s, he oversaw the compilation and editing of the six volume A History of the Peace Conference of Paris. At least three contemporaneous reviews spoke positively of its comprehensiveness, notwithstanding certain criticisms.1 A PDF text searchable version of all six volumes is stored at www.archive.org, and can be read here and downloaded:
- R.S. Baker, Woodrow Wilson and World Settlement (1923) – Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3
- Edward Mandell House and Charles Seymour, eds., What Really Happened at Paris; the Story of the Peace Conference, 1918-1919: By American Delegates (1921)
- Robert Lansing, Peace Negotiations: A Personal Narrative (1921)
- David Hunter Miller, My Diary at the Conference of Paris: With Documents (1924), 21 Vols. – Digital versions: Vol. 4; Vols. 6 and 21 at the Hathi Trust
- Harold Nicolson, Peacemaking 1919 (revised edn. 1943)