840.414/11–1545: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Political Adviser for Germany ( Murphy )

899. (Urtel 1012, Nov. 15.) Dept approves transfer all German Foreign Office archives from Marburg to Ministerial Collecting Center at Kassel, under proper arrangements for their safe-guarding and exploitation in accordance with Depts standing instructions.

Dept has sent letter to War Dept requesting issuance of instructions to US military authorities in Germany to effect that German Foreign Office archives should not be transferred to British zone, but should be kept for time being in US occupation zone.

Byrnes