76. Editorial Note

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanied by Secretary Christian A. Herter; the six public members of the National Advisory Committee for Inter-American Affairs (Ambassador Walter J. Donnelly, Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, G. Kenneth Holland, O. A. Knight, Charles A. Meyer, and Dana G. Munro); Robert Cutler and members of the President’s and the Secretary of State’s staffs, left Washington on February 22. They visited Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, before returning to Washington on March 7.

Documentation on the bilateral aspects of the President’s trip is printed in the compilations on United States relations with Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Additional documentation is in Department of State, Central File 711.11–EI as well as in the following Department of State lot files: Rubottom Files: Lot 61 D 279; ARA Special Assistant’s Files: Lot 62 D 24; RubottomMann Files: Lot 62 D 418; Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D 199; and Conference Files: Lot 64 D 559, CD 1607 and CD 1609. At the Eisenhower Library, material on the trip is in the Herter Papers and in the Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries, and Dulles-Herter Series.

For President Eisenhower’s account of his trip to South America, see Dwight D. Eisenhower, The White House Years: Waging Peace, 1956–1961 (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., 1965), pages 525–533.