Arms Control and Disarmament


136. Memorandum of Discussion at the 350th Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by Gleason on January 7.


137. Letter From the President’s Special Assistant for Disarmament (Stassen) to President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Administrative Series, Stassen, Harold E., 1957. Secret. A handwritten note on the source text reads: “Hold/D[wight].”


138. Memorandum of Conference With President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Top Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster.


139. Memorandum of Conversation Between General Alfred M. Gruenther and Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Memoranda of Conversation. Confidential; Personal and Private.


141. Memorandum From the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of Defense McElroy

Source: Eisenhower Library, White House Office Files, Records of the Special Assistant for Science and Technology. Top Secret; Restricted Data. An Appendix on estimated spectrum of weapons yields after September 1, 1958, is in the Supplement.


142. Memorandum From the Secretary of State’s Special Assistant for Disarmament and Atomic Energy (Farley) to Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/3–1858. Secret. Drafted by Ronald I. Spiers of Farley’s office and Henry D. Owen of S/P with the concurrences of Elbrick, Gerard Smith, and Walmsley. According to notes on the source text, the memorandum printed here reflects revisions made on March 21. Tabs A–E, entitled “Nuclear Test Suspension,” “Cut-Off of Fissionable Material Production,” “Establishment of Surprise Attack Zones,” “Preliminary Measures Relating to Missile Controls and Outer Space,” and “Reduction of Manpower and Conventional Armaments” are in the Supplement. Tab F (see footnote 2 below) was not attached and has not been found.


143. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Cutler) to the Director of the Office of Civilian and Defense Mobilization (Hoegh)

Source: Eisenhower Library, White House Office Files, Project Clean Up, #5. Top Secret; Restricted Data. A copy was sent to John McCone, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.


144. Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Quarles) to the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Panel on Nuclear Test Cessation (Bethe)

Source: Eisenhower Library, White House Office Files, Project Clean Up, Technical Feasibility of Cessation of Testing. Top Secret; Restricted Data.


145. Memorandum of Conference With President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Top Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster on March 28.


146. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Cutler) to President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Administrative Series, Cutler, Gen. Robert L., 1958. Top Secret.


148. Memorandum of Discussion at the 361st Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by Gleason on April 4.


150. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Lawrence D. Weiler.


151. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Secret. Drafted by Farley.


152. Memorandum of Conversation Between Secretary-General Hammarskjöld and Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Memoranda of Conversation. Secret; Personal and Private. Drafted by Dulles.


153. Interim Report of the Working Group on Disarmament Policy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.0012/4–1758. Secret. Sent under cover of a memorandum from Farley to Reinhardt, April 17. The members of this group from the Department of State were Wadsworth, Farley, Spiers, Baker, Morris, and Owen; from the Department of Defense, General Alonzo Fox and Colonel Fred Rhea; from AEC, Admiral Paul Foster and James Goodby; from CIA, Robert Amory; and from Killian’s staff, Spurgeon Keeny.


154. Memorandum of Conference With President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster.


155. Memorandum From Secretary of State Dulles to President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DullesHerter Series. Secret. The source text bears the following notes by Eisenhower: “Foster and I are to talk further reference to final para. D” and “File, D.”


156. Memorandum by the Secretary of State’s Staff Assistant (Boster)

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Secret.


157. Memorandum of Conversation Between Secretary of State Dulles and the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (Strauss)

Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Memoranda of Conversation. Top Secret; Personal and Private. Drafted by Dulles.


158. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Secret. Drafted by Spiers.


159. Memorandum of Conference With President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Top Secret; Restricted Data. Drafted by Goodpaster.


160. Memorandum of Discussion at the 370th Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by Gleason on June 27.


161. National Intelligence Estimate


162. Memorandum of Conversation Between President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199. Secret. Drafted by Joseph N. Greene, Jr., Dulles’ Special Assistant. The meeting was held in the Embassy Residence. Eisenhower and Dulles visited Ottawa July 8–11 for discussions with Canadian leaders. Eisenhower and Prime Minister Diefenbaker discussed disarmament and proposals for safeguards against surprise attack on July 9. (Memorandum of conversation by Merchant, July 9; Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International Series, Canada) For text of the joint statement issued on July 9, see American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1958, pp. 469–470.


163. Memorandum of Conference With President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster on August 4.


164. Memorandum of Conference With President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster on August 4.


165. Letter From Acting Secretary of State Herter to the President’s Special Assistant for Science and Technology (Killian)

Source: Eisenhower Library, White House Office Files, Office of the Special Assistant for Science and Technology. Secret. Copies were sent to McCone, Quarles, and Allen Dulles on August 7. (Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/8–758)