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List of Sources

A. Unpublished Sources

  • Department of State
    • Central Files
      • Decimal files of the Department of State.
    • Bundy Files: Lot 85 D 240
      • Files of William P. Bundy for the 1960’s.
    • Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366
      • Collection of documentation on official visits by heads of government and foreign ministers to the United States and on major international conferences attended by the Secretary of State, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat of the Department of State.
    • G/PM Files: Lot 64 D 354
      • Miscellaneous top secret subject files maintained by the Combined Policy Staff of the Office of Politico-Military Affairs for 1954-1961.
    • INR-NIE Files
      • Files retained by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research containing copies of the National Intelligence Estimates and Special National Intelligence Estimates including NIE’s and SNIE’s for 1961.
    • Johnson Files
      • Subject files of U. Alexis Johnson for various positions held in the 1960’s. Scheduled for transfer to the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.
    • Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204
      • Exchanges of correspondence between the President and the heads of foreign governments for 1953-1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat of the Department of State.
    • Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 476
      • Correspondence of the President with various heads of state, 1961-1966.
    • Presidential Correspondence: Lot 77 D 163
      • Correspondence of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson with the Chairman of the Soviet Union, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and the President of France, 1961-1964.
    • Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 192
      • Files of Secretary of State Dean Rusk, 1961-1969, including texts of speeches and public statements, miscellaneous correspondence files, White House correspondence, chronological files, and memoranda of telephone conversations.
    • S/P Files: Lot 67 D 548
      • Subject files, country files, chronological files, documents, drafts, and related correspondence of the Policy Planning Staff for 1957-1961.
    • S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 265
      • Master set of papers pertaining to National Security Council meetings, including policy papers, position papers, administrative documents, but not minutes of the meetings themselves, for 1961-1966, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
    • S/S-NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316
      • Master file of National Security Action Memoranda (NSAMs), 1961-1968.
    • S/S-NSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95
      • Administrative and miscellaneous National Security Council documentation, including NSC Records of Action as maintained by the Executive Secretariat for 1947-1963.
    • Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330
      • Memoranda of the Secretary’s and Under Secretary’s conversations, 1961-1964.
    • Vietnam Working Group Files: Lot 66 D 193
      • Files of the interagency Vietnam Working Group, 1960-1962.
  • National Archives, Washington, D.C.
    • Record Group 46, Records of the U.S. Senate
      • SFRC Files
        • Records of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • Washington National Records Center, Suitland, Maryland
    • Record Group 84, Records of Foreign Service Posts of the United States
      • Saigon Embassy Files: FRC 66 A 335
        • Classified files pertaining to U.S. Information Agency activities of the Embassy at Saigon, 1959-1961, formerly Lot 65 F 42.
      • Saigon Embassy Files: FRC 66 A 878
        • Classified files of the Embassy at Saigon, 1959-1961, formerly Lot 65 F 115.
      • Saigon Embassy Files: FRC 68 A 5159
        • Top secret files of the Embassy at Saigon, 1955-1963, formerly Lot 66 F 89.
    • Record Group 306, Records of the International Communication Agency
      • USIA/TOP Files: FRC 67 A 222
        • Subject files of the Office of Policy, 1963-1965.
      • USIA/IAF Files: FRC 68 A 1415
        • Files of the Office of the Director of the U.S. information Agency, 1961-1962; action copies retained by the Assistant Director for the Far East, 1963-1964.
    • Record Group 330, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
      • Lansdale Files: FRC 63 A 1803
        • Subject and country files of Edward G. Lansdale, Deputy Assistant and Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Special Operations), 1957-1961.
      • McNamara Files: FRC 71 A 3470
        • Files of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, 1961-1968.
      • OASD/ISA Files:FRC 64 A 2382
        • General and country files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for 1961.
      • OSD Files: FRC 65 A 3078
        • Miscellaneous files of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, their aides, and the Administrative Secretary to the Secretary of Defense, 1953-1963, and personal files of Donald A. Quarles predating his service as Deputy Secretary of Defense (prior to August 15, 1955).
      • OSD Files: FRC 66 A 3542
        • Records of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and their Special Assistants, 1962.
      • OSD Files: FRC 71 A 6489
        • Miscellaneous records of the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and their assistants, 1951-1966.
      • OSD Files: FRC 77-131
        • Miscellaneous records pertaining to Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Berlin, Soviet weapons, and the Republic of China, 1962-1972.
    • Record Group 333, Records of International Military Agencies
      • SEATO Registry Microfilm.
    • Record Group 334, Records of Interservice Agencies
      • MAAG/Vietnam Files: FRC 64 A 2424
        • Records of the Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam, 1960-1961.
  • National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
    • Lemnitzer Papers
      • Papers of General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Chief of Staff of the Army, 1959-1960; Chairman of the loins Chiefs of Staff 1960-1962.
    • Taylor Papers
      • Papers of General Maxwell D. Taylor, Chief of Staff of the Army, 1955-1959; Military Adviser to the President, 1961-1962; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 1962-1964.
  • Naval Historical Center, U.S. Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
    • Anderson Papers
      • Papers of Admiral George W. Anderson, Chief of Naval Operations, 1961-1963.
    • Burke Papers
      • Papers of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, Chief of Naval Operations, 1955-1961.
    • CINCPAC Message Files
      • Files of the Commander in Chief. Pacific.
  • United States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks Pennsylvania
    • Kraemer Papers
    • John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, Massachusetts
      • National Security Files (NSF)
        • Bromley Smith Series.
        • Departments and Agencies Series.
        • Meetings and Memos Series.
        • Regional Security Series.
        • Trip and Conference Series.
        • Vietnam Country Series.
        • President’s Appointment Books
        • President’s Office Files (POF)
        • Schlesinger Papers
        • Sorenson Papers
    • Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, Texas
      • Rusk Appointment Books
      • Vice Presidential Security Files
    • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
      • Mansfield Papers
    • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
      • Bowles Papers
    • Hoover Institution Archives, Palo Alto, California
      • Williams Papers
    • Private Collection of W. Averell Harriman, Washington, D.C.
      • Harriman Papers
        • Papers of W. Averell Harriman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. 1962
    • Private Collection of Eugene A. Staley, Palo Alto, California
      • Staley Papers

B. Published Sources (with short titles in parentheses)

  • Memoirs, Diaries, and Reminiscences
    • Ball, George, The Past Has Another Pattern: Memoirs. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1982. (Ball, Past Has Another Pattern)
    • Galbraith, John Kenneth, Ambassador’s Journal: A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1969. (Galbraith, Ambassador’s Journal)
    • ———A Life in Our Times: Memoirs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1981. (Galbraith, Life in Our Times)
    • Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr., A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. (Schlesinger, Thousand Days)
    • Sorensen, Theodore C., Kennedy. New York: Bantam Books, 1966. (Sorensen, Kennedy)
    • Taylor, Maxwell D., Swords and Plowshares. New York: W. W. Norton, 1972. (Taylor, Swords and Plowshares)
  • Documentary Collections and Periodicals
    • The Declassified Documents Quarterly Catalog. 1975. Washington: Carrollton Press, Inc., date. (Declassified Documents, 1975)
    • The Pentagon Papers: The Defense Department History of United States Decision-making on Vietnam [The Senator Gravel Editon], 4 vols. Boston: Beacon Press, 1971. (Pentagon Papers: Gravel Edition)
    • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States:John F Kennedy, 1961. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1962.
    • U.S. Department of Defense, United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967 [The Pentagon Papers], 12 vols. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971. (United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967)
    • U.S. Department of State, Department of State Bulletin, January 1961-December 1963.
    • ———American Foreign Policy: Basic Documents, 1950-1955, 2 vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1957. ( AFP: Basic Documents)
    • ———American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1961. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1965. ( AFP: Current Documents, 1961)