The Soviet Note of January 10 and the western replies of february 16


119. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–259. Secret. Drafted by Hillenbrand and initialed by Merchant and Kohler.


120. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–359. Secret. Drafted by McKiernan and initialed by Kohler.


121. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1183. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Freers and initialed by Greene. The meeting was held in the Secretary’s office. The time and location of the meeting are from Dulles’ Daily Appointment Book. (Princeton University Library, Dulles Papers) A summary of this conversation was transmitted to Bonn in telegram 1407, January 7. (Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–759) For other conversations with Mikoyan regarding Berlin, see Documents 135 137. For the portions of this memorandum not printed here, see vol. X, Part 1, Document 60.


122. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–559. Secret. Drafted by McKiernan and initialed by Kohler and Murphy.


123. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Germany

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–959. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Hillenbrand, cleared by Jandrey, and approved by Murphy.


125. Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 662.001/1–1259. Confidential. Repeated to London, Paris, Bonn, and Berlin.


126. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, White House Telephone Conversations. No classification marking. Drafted by Bernau.


127. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–1359. Secret. Drafted by McKiernan and initialed by Murphy and Kohler. A summary of the conversation was transmitted to Paris in telegrams 2477 and 2478, January 14. (Ibid., 762.00/1–1459)


128. Telegram From the Embassy in Germany to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–1359. Confidential; Priority. Repeated to Paris, London, and Moscow.


129. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–1359. Secret. Drafted by Vigderman and initialed by Merchant. According to a summary of this conversation transmitted in telegram 1488 to Bonn, January 14, the meeting was held during the evening of January 13. (Ibid., 662.001/1–1459)


130. Telegram From the Embassy in Germany to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.62A/1–1459. Secret; Niact.


131. Memorandum on the Substance of Discussion at a Department of State–Joint Chiefs of Staff Meeting

Source: Department of State, State–JCS Meetings: Lot 61 D 417. Top Secret. A note on the source text indicates it was drafted in the Department of State and not cleared with the Department of Defense. The meeting was held at the Pentagon.


133. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Germany

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 662.001/1–1559. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Hillenbrand, cleared by Merchant and Calhoun, and signed by Dulles. Repeated to London, Paris, Moscow, and Berlin.


134. Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McElroy to Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Administration Series. Top Secret. The source text was initialed by the President and seen by Dulles.


135. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1183. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Freers.


136. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1183. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Freers.


137. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1183. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by Thompson and approved by the White House on January 26. The meeting was held at the White House. The time and location of the meeting are from Dulles’ Appointment Book. (Princeton University Library, Dulles Papers) Prior to this conversation Dulles gave the President a half-hour briefing on the substance of his talks with Mikoyan on January 5 and 16. (Eisenhower Library, President’s Appointment Book)


138. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.0221/1–1659. Secret; Priority; Limit Distribution. Drafted by McFarland; cleared by Brown, Murphy, and Hillenbrand; and approved by Kohler.


139. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–1959. Secret. Drafted by Lampson on January 19 and initialed by Kohler.


140. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.0221/1–2059. Secret; Priority.


141. Telegram From the Embassy in Germany to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Bonn Embassy Files: Lot 64 F 291. Secret. Drafted by Bruce. Repeated to London, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, USAFE, and USAREUR.


142. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–2359. Limited Official Use. Repeated to Paris and Bonn.


143. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation Between Secretary of State Dulles and Director for Central Intelligence Dulles

[Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, General Telephone Conversations. No classification marking. 1–1/2 pages of source text not declassified.]


144. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–2659. Secret; Limit Distribution. Repeated to Paris, Bonn, and Berlin.


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

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


146. Paper Prepared by Secretary of State Dulles

Source: Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204. Top Secret. Drafted by Dulles. On January 23 British Minister Hood transmitted to Dulles a 5-page paper entitled “Thinking Aloud by Mr. Selwyn Lloyd,” in which Lloyd stated that the Western powers could not give in to force on Berlin, but that British public opinion could not be mobilized in favor of war simply to insist that the Soviet Union remain in occupation in Germany. He also reviewed other aspects of the Berlin situation and the question of reunification and discussed a visit by Prime Minister Macmillan to the Soviet Union, February 21–March 3, and the benefits that would result. (Ibid., UK Officials with Dulles/Herter) This paper is Dulles’ response to Lloyd’s paper.


147. Telegram From the Department of State to the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 762.00/1–2059. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by McKiernan, cleared by Merchant and Hillenbrand, and approved by Kohler. Repeated to Bonn, London, Moscow, and Berlin.


148. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Germany

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 033.6111/1–2959. Secret; Limited Distribution. Drafted by Merchant and Hillenbrand on January 28 and cleared by Calhoun and Murphy. Bruce received the telegram the morning of January 30 and delivered the letter to the Chancellor before lunch that day. (Ibid., Bruce Diaries: Lot 64 D 327)