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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA MF 384-387
Title
MEMOS OF THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS: McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson, 1963-1966
Date(s)
1985
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
4 reels

Context

Name of creator(s)

McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1961-1966

Administrative / Biographical history

Memos of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs: McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson, 1963-1966 are microfilmed copies of memoranda, minutes, correspondence, press releases, and published articles relating to the national security and foreign policy of the United States from Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, McGeorge Bundy. Bundy was formerly a political analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, 1948-49; Harvard University Visiting Lecturer, 1949-51, Associate Professor of Government, 1951-54, Professor, 1954-61, and Dean Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1953-61. As Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1961-66, he advised President Lyndon Baines Johnson on US foreign policy, by acting as a liaison officer between national security offices such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense and the White House

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

University Publications of America, Inc., Bethesda, MD, with fully indexed guide edited by Robert Lester and compiled by Martin Schipper

Content & structure

Scope and content

Memos of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs: McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson, 1963-1966 are microfilmed copies of declassified memoranda relating primarily to American foreign policy, 1963-1966. The papers include Bundy's comments on the Alliance for Progress; atomic energy; the Atlantic Nuclear Force; European security; relations with the People's Republic of China; foreign assistance; the Vietnam War; the International Monetary Fund; the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); the Test Ban Treaty; and the United Nations. Reels include specific mention of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29 Nov 1963; meetings with former President Dwight David Eisenhower, 9 Dec 1963; visit by French President Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle; interview with First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, 5 Mar 1964; the French split with NATO; press attacks on Latin American policy, 25 Mar 1964; National Security Council meeting relating to Indochina, 15 May 1964, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports relating to the Cuban assassination of alleged agents, 3 Jun 1964; the civil crisis in the Congo, 1964; meeting with John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul M Warburg Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 15 Jul 1964; reports from the US ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam, Maxwell Taylor, 1964; statement on the Gulf of Tonkin Decision, 15 Aug 1964; correspondence with Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie relating to economic aid to Congo, 20 Aug 1964; the escalation of the Gulf of Tonkin 'incident', 18 Sep-6 Oct 1964; United Kingdom Arms Purchase Program, 26 Oct 1964; correspondence with British Prime Minister Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx; meeting with UN Secretary General U Thant concerning North Vietnamese aggression at the Gulf of Tonkin, 5 Aug 1964; meetings with CIA Director John McCone, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and Secretary of State Dean Rusk; the revolt in the Dominican Republic, 1965; the Warren Commission Report, 7 Jul 1965; and the Kashmir Crisis, 1965

System of arrangement

Papers are arranged in chronological sections: 23 Nov 1963-30 Sep 1964 (MF 384); 1 Oct 1964-31 May 1965 (MF 385); 1 Jun 1965-14 Oct 1965 (MF 386); 15 Oct-28 Feb 1966 (MF 387)

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 provided for research use only. Enquiries concerning the copyright of the original material should be addressed to University Publications of America, Inc., 4520 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 20814-3389, USA

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room, Robert Lester and Martin Schipper (eds.), Memos of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs: McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson, 1963-1966 (University Publications of America, Inc, Bethesda, MD, 1985)

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Austin, TX, USA

Notes

Note

Compiled Jun 1999

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.

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Subjects

  • Alliances
  • Arms control
  • Arms sales
  • Central government
  • Defence
  • Development aid
  • Disarmament
  • East West relations
  • Economic aid
  • Energy resources
  • Foreign relations
  • Government
  • International conflicts
  • International instruments
  • International law
  • International organizations
  • International politics
  • International relations
  • International tensions
  • Military equipment
  • Nonrenewable energy sources
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Organizations
  • Peace
  • Public administration
  • State security
  • Test Ban Treaty (1963)
  • Vietnam War (1945-1975)
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons

Personal names

  • Bundy, McGeorge, 1919-1996, US public official
  • Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969, US President and General
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth, b 1908, economist
  • Gaulle, Charles AndrĂ© Joseph Marie, De, 1890-1970, French General and statesman
  • Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973, US President
  • Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963, US President
  • Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich, 1894-1971, Prime Minister of the USSR
  • McNamara, Robert Strange, b 1916, US Secretary of Defense
  • Rusk, David Dean, 1909-1994, US Secretary of State
  • Selassie I, Hailie, 1891-1975, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Thant, U, 1909-1974, Burmese diplomat
  • Wilson, James Harold, 1916-1995, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, statesman

Corporate names

  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • UN, United Nations
  • US Central Intelligence Agency
  • US Government departments

Places

  • Americas
  • Central America
  • China, East Asia
  • Congo, Central Africa
  • Cuba, Caribbean
  • Dominican Republic, Caribbean
  • France
  • Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea
  • India, South Asia
  • Kashmir, South Asia
  • London, England
  • South America
  • USA, North America
  • Viet Nam, South East Asia

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