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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Melissen
MELISSEN, Dr Jan (b 1960)
Created 1949-1958
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
6 boxes or 0.06 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Senior Lecturer, Politics Department, and Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy, Leicester University; Foreign Associate of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The struggle for nuclear partnership: Britain, the United States and the making of an ambiguous alliance, 1952-1959 (Styx, Groningen, the Netherlands, 1993); Summit diplomacy and alliance politics: the road to Nassau, December 1962 (Centre for the Study of Diplomacy, Leicester University, 1995).

Presented to the Centre by Melissen in 1993.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of documents, 1949-1958, from US Government sources, including the Department of Defense,Department of State, National Security Council and Atomic Energy Commission, 1949-1958, and from British Government sources, including the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office, 1952-1958. Compiled as research for a doctoral thesis, 'The struggle for nuclear partnership: Britain, the United States and the making of an ambiguous alliance, 1952-1959'.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically within two separate sections relating to US and British documents.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Sep 1998

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

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  • Alliances
  • Bilateral relations
  • Central government
  • East West relations
  • Foreign policy
  • Foreign relations
  • Government
  • Government departments
  • International relations
  • Military equipment
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Public administration
  • Weapons

Corporate names

  • US Government departments

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