This volume of documents on the conferences at Washington and Quebec (1943) is published in continuation of the special series of Foreign Relations volumes on the World War II conferences attended by President Roosevelt or President Truman, along with Prime Minister Churchill or Marshal Stalin, or both of the latter. Volumes previously published in this series were entitled The Conferences at Washington, 1941–1942, and Casablanca, 1943; The Conferences at Cairo and Tehran, 1943; The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945; and The Conference of Berlin (The Potsdam Conference), 1945. The second Quebec Conference of 1944 will complete the series.

The principal compilers and editors of the present volume were William Slany (for the Washington Conference) and Richardson. Dougall (for the Quebec Conference). Substantial preliminary work was done by Fredrick Aandahl, Velma Hastings Cassidy, John P. Glennon, Robert W. Lambert, and Richard S. Patterson. The volume was reviewed by the undersigned.

The technical editing of the volume was the responsibility of the Publishing and Reproduction Services Division, Jerome II. Perlmutter, Chief.

In order to make this volume as complete and accurate as possible, the editors supplemented the documentation and data available in the Department of State by obtaining source material and information from a number of individuals and agencies outside the Department. The Historical Office would like to express its sincere appreciation for this assistance. Particular acknowledgment is made of the extensive help received from the Historical Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, New York. Quotations from certain manuscript collections listed in the Introduction to the volume have been made with the kind permission of the respective owners and archival authorities. The British Foreign Office and the Canadian Department of External Affairs generously made available a number Quadrant papers which were referred to in United States documentation but which could not be located in American files. The photographs were supplied through the courtesy of the National Archives, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, and the United States Army Photographic Agency.

William M. Franklin

Director, Historical Office
Bureau of Public Affairs