43. Editorial Note

Vice President and Mrs. Richard M. Nixon, accompanied by Assistant Secretary Roy R. Rubottom, Jr., Samuel C. Waugh, Maurice M. Bernbaum, and members of the Vice President’s staff, departed Washington on April 27. They visited Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela, and returned to Washington on May 15, 1958.

Documentation on the bilateral aspects of the Vice President’s trip is printed in the compilations on United States relations with Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. Additional documentation is in Department of State Central File 033.1100–NI as well as in the following Department of State lot files: ARA/EST Files: Lot 61 D 332; ARA Deputy Assistant Secretary Files: Lot 61 D 411; Rubottom Files: Lot 60 D 533; ARA Special Assistant’s Files: Lot 60 D 513; and Presidential Cabinet Meetings: Lot 68 D 350. At the Eisenhower Library, material on the trip is in the Dulles Papers, White House Telephone Conversations, and in the Whitman File, Cabinet Series.

For the Vice President’s recollections of his trip to South America, see Richard Nixon, The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (New York: Grosset & Dunlop, 1978), pages 185–193.