Attitude of the United States regarding reported demands by the Soviet Union on Norway with respect to Spitsbergen and Bear Island 1
1. For previous documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. v, pp. 91 ff. For the negotiation of the Treaty relating to Spitsbergen between the United States and other powers, signed at Paris on February 9, 1920, and subsequent questions concerned with it, see ibid., 1920, vol. i, pp. 73–87, with text of the treaty at p. 78; 1924, vol. i, pp. 1–6; and 1925, vol. i, pp. 201–209.
 Memorandum by the Director of the Office of European Affairs ( Matthews ) to the Secretary of State
 The Secretary of War ( Patterson ) and the Secretary of the Navy ( Forrestal ) to the Secretary of State
 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of Northern European Affairs (Cumming)