List of Abbreviations and Symbols

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Editor’s Note.—This list does not include standard abbreviations in common usage; unusual abbreviations of rare occurrence which are clarified at appropriate points; and those abbreviations and contractions which, although uncommon, are understandable from the context.

  • AD, Acciόn Democràtica (Democratic Action Party in Venezuelan)
  • ADA, Area Division IV (American Republics), in the Office of Information and Educational Exchange*
  • ADP, Airport Development Program
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • A.F. of L., American Federation of Labor
  • Am Reps, American Republics
  • ARA, Office of American Republic Affairs*
  • A–T, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Willard L. Thorp*
  • ATC, Air Transport Command
  • AV, Aviation Division*
  • BC, Division of British Commonwealth Affairs*
  • BEPCO, Brazilian Electric Power Company
  • Bog Conf, Bogotá Conference
  • Bogdel, indicator for messages to Bogotá Conference from Department of State
  • BOT, British Board of Trade
  • BR, Division of Brazilian Affairs*
  • C, Office of the Counselor*
  • CA, Central American
  • CAA, Civil Aeronautics Administration
  • CAS, controlled American source
  • CCC, Commodity Credit Corporation
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • cirtei, circular telegram
  • CMTC, Companhia Municipal de Transportes Colectivos (São Paulo)
  • COAS, Council of the Organization of American States
  • ComGenCarib, or CominCarib, Commanding General, Caribbean Defense Command, General Willis D. Crittenberger, until June 25, 1948, General Matthew B. Ridgway, after July 1, 1948
  • Comis, Commission
  • CP, Division of Commercial Policy*
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CPA, Division of Central America and Panama Affairs*
  • CRB, Division of Caribbean Affairs*
  • CTAL, Confederaciόn deTrabajadores de América Latina
  • CTCR, Labor federation (Costa Rica)
  • del, delegation
  • Delbog, indicator for messages to Department of State from Bogotá Conference
  • Delga, indicator for telegrams from the U.S. Delegation to the Third Session of the United Nations General Assembly, September–December, 1948
  • Depcirtel, Department (of State)’s circular telegram
  • Deptel, Department (of State)’s telegram
  • Dep US Rep, Deputy United States Representative
  • EAS, Executive Agreements Series
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECEFP, Executive Committee on Economic Foreign Policy *
  • ECLA, Economic Commission for Latin America
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • ED, Division of Investment and Economic Development*
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Embtel, Embassy’s telegram
  • EP, Division of Economic-Property Policy*
  • ERP, European Recovery Program
  • EUR, Office of European Affairs*
  • Eximbank, Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FEA, foreign Economic Administration
  • FinMin, Finance Minister
  • FLC, Foreign Liquidation Commissioner
  • FN, Division of Financial Affairs*
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FonSec, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
  • ForMin, Foreign Minister
  • Frito, indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment, Habana, November, 1947–Mareh, 1948
  • The Fund, The International Monetary Fund
  • G, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs*
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • Gadel, indicator for telegrams to the U.S. Delegation to the Third Session of the United Nations General Assembly, September-December, 1948
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • Gov Bd, Governing Board of the Pan American Union
  • H.J. Res., House of Representatives Joint Resolution
  • HR, House of Representatives Resolution
  • IA, Inter-American
  • IA, Division of Special Inter-American Affairs*
  • IADB, Inter-American Defense Board
  • IA–ECOSOC, Inter-American Economic and; Social Council
  • IC, Interim Committee of the United Nations General Assembly
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IEFC, International Emergency Food Committee
  • ILO, International Labor Organization
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • info, information
  • infotel, information telegram
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs*
  • IR, Division of International Resources*
  • IS, Division of International Security Affairs*
  • ITO, International Trade Organization
  • ITP, Office of International Trade Policy*
  • JBUSTC, Joint Brazil–United States Technical Commission
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • LA, Latin America
  • LACSA, Lineas Aereas Costarriceses, S.A. (Costa Rican Airlines)
  • LL, Lend lease
  • MA, Division of Mexican Affairs*
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • Marit Comm, Maritime Commission
  • Martel, indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State while abroad
  • mfn, most favored nation
  • MLC, Military Liaison Committee
  • MOS, Minister of Supply (United Kingdom)
  • MSC, Military Staff Committee of the United Nations Security Council
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • Niact, Night action (indicator for urgent messages)
  • NME, National Military Establishment
  • NRDB, (National) Research and Development Board
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSRB, National Security Resources Board
  • NWC, Division of North and West Coast Affairs, Office of American Republic Affairs*
  • OAS, or OAR, Organization of American States or Republics
  • OFD, Office of Financial and Development Policy*
  • OFLC, Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner
  • OIE, Office of Information and Educational Exchange*
  • OIR, Office of Intelligence Research*
  • OIT, Office of International Trade*
  • ourtel, our telegram
  • PAA, Pan American Airways
  • PanAm, Pan American
  • PAU, Pan American Union
  • PCA, Policy Committee on Arms and Armaments*
  • PED, Petroleum Division*
  • PEMEX, Petroleos Mexicanos (a Mexican Government agency responsible for management of the Mexican petroleum industry)
  • PICAO, Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization
  • PL, Division of Public Liaison*
  • POS, Public Affairs Overseas Program Staff
  • PPS, Policy Planning Staff*
  • PRA, Authentic Revolutionary Party (Panama)
  • PRA, Public Roads Administration
  • Precom, Preparatory Committee of the International Conference on Trade and Employment
  • QR, Quantitative Restrictions
  • reDeptel, reference Department’s telegram
  • reEmbtel, reference Embassy’s telegram
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • Rep, Representative
  • reurtel, reference your telegram
  • RPA, Division of River Plate Affairs*
  • rptd, repeated
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State*
  • SANACC, State – Army – Navy – Air Force Coordinating Committee
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • S.J. Res., Senate Joint Resolution
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff*
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat*
  • S/S–PR, Protocol Staff*
  • Stat, United States Statutes at Large
  • SWNCC, State–War–Navy Coordinating Committee
  • SYG, Secretary General
  • TA, Trade Agreement
  • TACA, Transportes Aereos Centra-americanos, S.A.
  • TEC, Technical cooperation
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • Toito, indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment, Habana, November, 1947–Mareh, 1948
  • TRC, Office of Transport and Communications*
  • TS, Treaty Series
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State*
  • UKDel, United Kingdom delegation
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNA, Office of United Nations Affairs*
  • UNAEC, United Nations Atomic Energy Commission
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • UNP, Division of United Nations Political Affairs*
  • UNS, Division of International Security Affairs*
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNTS, United Nations Treaty Series
  • urinfo, your information
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USFolAd, United States Political Adviser
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • YPFB, Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (a national entity of the Bolivian Government)
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