This volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the former Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, E. Ralph Perkins, assisted by its present head, S. Everett Gleason, and Rogers P. Churchill. The compilations on United States relations with the nations of Eastern Europe, except Bulgaria, were the work of William Slany. The documentation on Bulgaria was compiled by John G. Reid. Documentation concerning the relations of the United States with the countries of Western Europe was compiled by a former staff member, N. O. Sappington. The compilations on Finland were done by Douglas W. Houston, also a former member of the Foreign Relations Division.
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