President Eisenhower’s visit to Ottawa July 8–11, 1958; meetings of economic and military bilateral groups; use of the St. Lawrence Seaway; Prime Minister Diefenbaker’s visit to Washington June 3, 1960


278. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 742.59/4–1458. Secret. Drafted by Parsons.


280. Memorandum From Secretary of State Dulles to President Eisenhower

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.11–EI/7–358. Confidential. Drafted by Green and Parsons and approved by Dillon. This memorandum repeats the substance of telegram 1041 from Ottawa, June 30, in which Merchant outlined the purpose, background, and issues involved in the President’s trip, as he saw them. (ibid., 711.11–EI/6–3058)


281. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Secret. Prepared by Merchant. See also Document 282. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s residence.


282. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Secret. Prepared by Merchant. See also Document 281. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s residence.


283. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Secret. Prepared by Merchant. The meeting was held at the Parliament Building.


284. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Secret. The meeting was held in the Minister of Agriculture’s Office at the House of Commons.


285. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Secret. Prepared by Merchant. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Parliament Building.


286. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Confidential. Prepared by Greene. The meeting was held at the Rideau Club.


287. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Staff Secretary Records, DDE Canada Memcons. Confidential. Prepared by Thompson. PVC/MC–7 and PVC/MC–7a are identical except for the list of participants. The meeting was held at the Department of External Affairs.


288. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Staff Secretary Records, DDE Canada Memcons. Confidential. Prepared by Thompson. The meeting was held at the Department of External Affairs.


289. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Eisenhower Library, Staff Secretary Records, DDE Canada Memcons. Confidential. Prepared by Greene. The meeting was held at the Department of External Affairs.


291. Memorandum of Discussion at the 376th Meeting of the National Security Council

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, NSC Records. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Prepared by Gleason on August 15.


292. Draft Summary Record of the First Meeting of the U.S.-Canada Committee on Joint Defense

[Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1175. Secret. 12 pages of source text not declassified.]


293. National Security Council Report

Source: Department of State, S/SNSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5822 Series. Secret; Sections B and D are marked Confidential. As directed by the National Security Council on August 14 (see Document 291), the NSC Planning Board prepared a draft statement of policy on certain U.S. relations with Canada (NSC 5822), dated December 12. This draft was considered by the Council at its 392d meeting on December 23 at which time a revision in paragraph 12 was made, and the resulting statement of policy renumbered NSC 5822/1. The statement was approved by the President on December 30, and eventually rescinded on January 12, 1962. The memorandum of discussion by the NSC on December 23 is printed in vol. IV, pp. 587 590. A copy of NSC 5822 is in Department of State, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 63 D 351, NSC 5822 Series.

NSC 5822/1 consists of a cover sheet, a note dated December 30 from the Executive Secretary of the NSC stating that it had been approved by the President, a table of contents, sections A-E, a chart of crude oil imports, and three appendices. Only sections A-E are printed here. Section A is also printed in vol. IV, pp. 581 584, along with other documentation on the impact on Canada of U.S. restrictions on oil imports.


295. Paper Prepared in the Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1187. Confidential. Drafted by Martha Schaffner and cleared by Dillon and Merchant.


296. Paper Prepared in the Department of Defense

Source: Eisenhower Library, Cabinet Secretariat Records. Secret; Privileged. Attached to a cover sheet that indicated the paper had been prepared as background for the March 6 Cabinet meeting. During that meeting, Deputy Secretary of Defense Quarles reviewed the paper, noted that the Defense Department would prepare lists of materials open for competitive bidding by Canada, and stressed the importance that both Canada and the United States attached to the problem. (Ibid., Whitman File, Cabinet Series) The President supported the plans as set forth in the paper. (Record of Action 59–128, March 12; ibid.)


297. Letter From President Eisenhower to Prime Minister Diefenbaker

Source: Eisenhower Library, White House Office, Project Clean Up. No classification marking.


298. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/3–1059. Secret; Priority; Limited Distribution.


299. Memorandum of Conversation

[Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42321-SL/5–1559. Secret. 2 pages of source text not declassified.]


301. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 64 D199. Secret. Drafted by Thompson on July 13.


302. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42321-SL/7–2659. Secret. Drafted by Carlson.


303. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 742.54/8–2859. Secret. Drafted by Byrns.


304. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.5442/8–2959. Secret; Niact. Drafted by Parsons. Also sent to London.


305. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Embassy in Canada

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Top Secret; Presidential Handling. Repeated to the Department of State as Cahto 8, which is the source text.


306. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Secret; Priority; Presidential Handling. A notation on the source text indicates it was seen by the President.


307. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 742.5/10–2059. Secret. Drafted by Parker.