This volume was prepared under the direct supervision of S. Everett Gleason, Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, with the assistance of Ralph E. Goodwin in planning and direction.
Mr. Goodwin prepared the documentation on the participation of the United States in the United Nations and on policy regarding non-self-governing territories outside the United Nations trusteeship system. Neal H. Petersen compiled the sections on policy with respect to regulation of armaments and collective security, national security policy, and foreign policy aspects of the development of atomic energy. Marvin W. Kranz compiled the sections on international economic collaboration and United States programs for foreign assistance and foreign relief. William Slany prepared the documentation on United States policy with regard to the Polar Regions.
The Publishing and Reproduction Services Division (Jerome H. Perlmutter, Chief) was responsible for the technical editing of the volume. The index was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
Valuable assistance by the historians of the Department of Defense and of the Atomic Energy Commission is gratefully acknowledged.
Director, Historical Office
Bureau of Public Affairs