Administrative and Institutional History

Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (DDS) - Database Dodis

Dodis is the online database of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (DDS). It contains comprehensive information about documents, people, organisations, geographic names and bibliographical references concerning the foreign-policy of Switzerland.

The DDS are a research project aiming to edit key documents on Swiss foreign relations. The DDS provide researchers and practitioners with official sources in printed and digitalised form which are necessary to reconstruct and gain an understanding of the history of Swiss foreign policy.

Dodis - in addition to the printed edition - allows for free access to a large number of digitalised documents. Moreover, it contains a vast amount of information on people (Swiss and foreign) and organisations that were active in the field of foreign policy.

Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (DDS)


The Dodis Internet Database allows free virtual access to a large number of documents which are available as digital source material. It also provides a wealth of information on Swiss and international personalities and organizations who were active in post-war foreign policies.

The DDS make available online pictures of major international events between 1945 and 1973.


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