Friday, April 19, 2013

PLUS D and searchable hidden histories

The WIKILEAKS Public Library of US Diplomacy

The WIKILEAKS Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) holds the world's largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications. As of April 8, 2013 it holds 2 million records comprising approximately 1 billion words. The collection covers US involvements, and diplomatic or intelligence reporting on, every country on earth. It is the single most significant body of geopolitical material ever published.

The PlusD collection, built and curated by WikiLeaks, is updated from a variety of sources, including leaks, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and documents released by the US State Department systematic declassification review.

We are also preparing the processed PlusD collection for standalone distribution. If you are interested in obtaining a copy, please email: and put 'Request' in the subject line.

If you have unclassified or declassified US diplomatic documents to add to the PlusD collection please contact: and put 'Submission' in the subject line. Please note that for inclusion in the PlusD Library we are generally unable to consider submissions of less than 1,000 documents at a time.