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Marion S. Trikosko, photographer. [Assistant Secretary of State Averell Harriman (right) shaking hands with a man during the signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty at the State Department. Washington, D.C.] 1963. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

A Treaty is an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation; a contract in writing between two or more political authorities such as sovereign states, formally signed by authorized representatives, and usually approved by the legislature of the state.

Learn more about Treaties at The Department of State

Subscription Databases for Finding Treaties

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Free Resources for Finding Treaties

Finding Treaties in Paper

The following resource links to fuller bibliographic information about the item in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. This resource may also be available at other public and academic libraries.

Supplemental Resources