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Visit to the United States by Prime Minister Castro, April 1959


273. Memorandum From the Asssistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs’ Staff Assistant (Devine) to Certain Officers in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs

Source: Department of State, Rubottom–Mann Files: Lot 62 D 418, Cuba (Jan–Apr.) 1959. Drafted by Devine and addressed to Snow, Wieland, Little, Stevenson, Richard B. Owen, and Orville Anderson. A note on the source text indicates that separate copies were sent to the addressees and that a copy was also furnished Rubottom.


274. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/4–959. Confidential.


275. Memorandum From the Secretary of State’s Special Assistant for Mutual Security Coordination (Bell) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.11–CA/4–1059. Confidential. Drafted by James M. Wilson (W/MSC). A copy was sent to Eliot (W).


276. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/4–1459. Confidential; Niact.


277. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/4–1459. Secret; Priority; Limit Distribution.


278. Despatch From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.001/4–1459. Confidential. Drafted by Braddock, James A. Noel, Francis J. Donahue, and Bethel.


279. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/4–1559. Confidential; Priority.


280. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom) to the Acting Secretary of State

Source: Department of State, Rubottom–Mann Files: Lot 62 D 418, Cuba (Jan.–Apr.) 1959. Confidential. Drafted by Stevenson and concurred in by Murphy.


282. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs’ Special Assistant (Hill) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, ARA Special Assistant Files: Lot 62 D 24, Castro Visit. Secret. Drafted and initialed by Hill. Also addressed to Snow.


283. Memorandum of a Conversation, Department of State, Washington, April 16, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/4–1659. Confidential. Drafted by Rubottom.


284. Airgram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/4–1759. Confidential. Drafted by Topping.


285. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/4–1759. Secret; Limit Distribution. Received on April 18 at 12:48 p.m.


286. Memorandum of a Conference Between the President and the Acting Secretary of State, Augusta, Georgia, April 18, 1959

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DDE Diaries. Confidential. Drafted by Goodpaster on April 22. The President had left Washington for Augusta, Georgia, on April 14. The time of the meeting is uncertain. According to the President’s Appointment Book, at 9:04 a.m. Herter arrived by helicopter at the Augusta National Golf Club and met with the President. Although Goodpaster’s presence is not mentioned, that is apparently the conference described here. At 9:40 the President met briefly with the press, then returned to his office to announce the appointment of Herter as Secretary of State. (ibid., President’s Appointment Book)


288. Memorandum by the Director of the Office of Mexican and Caribbean Affairs (Wieland)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/4–2159. Confidential. Drafted by Wieland.


289. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/4–2159. Official Use Only; Priority.


290. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/4–2159. Official Use Only.


291. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Cuba

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.3711/4–2259. Confidential. Drafted by Stevenson, cleared with Little and Anderson, and approved by Wieland who signed for Herter.


292. Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Dulles–Herter Series, April 1959. Confidential. No drafting or clearance information is given on the source text, which was attached to a brief covering memorandum of April 23 from Herter to the President. On the source text the President wrote, “File. We will check in a year!! DE”.


293. Memorandum of a Conversation Between the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Mann) and Lawrence Crosby of the Cuban-American Sugar Council, Department of State, Washington, April 23, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 837.235/4–2359. Confidential. Drafted and initialed by Stevenson.


294. Memorandum of a Conversation, Washington, April 23, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/4–2359. Official Use Only. Drafted by Little and Wieland.


295. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs’ Special Assistant (Hill) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/4–2459. Drafted and initialed by Hill. Also sent to Snow and Wieland. Rubottom wrote the following on the source text: “Thanks. An excellent report. Should be provided G”.


298. Letter From the Ambassador in Costa Rica (Willauer) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Rubottom)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.001/4–3059. Secret. Willauer also sent copies to Herter, Loy Henderson, Dreier, Stewart, and Wieland.


299. Memorandum From Benjamin Stephansky of the Office of Inter-American Regional Political Affairs to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Snow)

Source: Department of State, ARA Special Assistant Files: Lot 62 D 24, Cuba 1959. Confidential. Drafted by Stephansky.


301. Memorandum of a Conversation, Buenos Aires, May 2, 1959

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/5–259. Drafted by Rubottom, although a handwritten note at the end of the source text indicates that the memorandum was “dictated but not read by Mr. Rubottom.”


302. Telegram From the Embassy in Cuba to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 737.00/5–659. Confidential; Priority.