Strategic Materials and Commodities Policy


335. National Security Action Memorandum No. 4

Source: Department of State, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 4. Top Secret.


336. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.2553/2-1361. Confidential. Drafted by Dozier and cleared by E and NEA.


337. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary's Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330. Confidential. Drafted by E on February 25 and approved by S on March 5.


338. Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series,NSAM 4, Uranium Purchase. Confidential.


340. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary's Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330. Confidential. Drafted by Kupinsky. A handwritten note on a transmittal slip from Lucius D. Battle (S/S) to Emory C. Swank (S), July 26, attached to the source text, indicates Secretary Rusk approved the memorandum on August 3.


342. Memorandum From the President's Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kaysen) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda, Staff Memoranda, Carl Kaysen, 6/61-8/61. Secret.


343. Letter From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Blumenthal) to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Affairs (Burnstan)

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 40, Under Secretary of Commerce Files: FRC 66 A 1971, Tin Agreement and Misc., 1961. Official Use Only.


344. White House Press Release

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Oil Policy. No classification marking.


345. Summary Minutes of Meeting of the Interdepartmental Committee of Under Secretaries on Foreign Economic Policy

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 59, E Files: FRC 71 A 6682, ICFEP, December 13, 1961, World Oil Situation. Official Use Only. Presumably drafted by Ruth Donahue, who is identified on the list of participants as Recording Secretary. Regarding the origins of this interdepartmental committee, see Document 5.


347. National Security Action Memorandum No. 126

Source: Department of State, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 72 D 316, NSAM 126. Official Use Only.


348. Letter From President Kennedy to President Prado

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.235/1-2562. No classification marking. Drafted by Paul E. Callanan (OR/CSD) and Richard A. Poole (ARA/WST) on January 19 and cleared by Edwin M. Martin (E), Milton Barall (ARA), Jean H. Mulliken (REA), and Taylor G. Belcher (WST). A covering memorandum of January 25 from Battle (signed by Melvin M. Manfull) to McGeorge Bundy transmitted the letter of December 29, 1961, from Prado to President Kennedy and the suggested reply.


349. Report of the Executive Stockpile Committee to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Stockpiling of Strategic Materials. For Official Use Only. For the dissent of the Department of State to this report, see Document 350. The dissent of the Department of the Interior, March 21, urged that the Departments of the Interior and State retain authority to approve or disapprove disposals of surpluses. (Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Stockpiling of Strategic Materials) Regarding the CIA dissent, see footnote 8 below.


350. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Ball) to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Stockpiling of Strategic Materials. Official Use Only.


351. Letter From Secretary of Commerce Hodges to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Stockpiling of Strategic Materials. Administratively Restricted.


352. Memorandum From the President's Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kaysen) and the President's Assistant Special Counsel (White) to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Stockpiling of Strategic Materials. Official Use Only.


353. National Security Action Memorandum No. 142

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 142, Stockpile Rpt. Official Use Only. Copies were sent to the Secretaries of State, Defense, Interior, Commerce, and Labor; the Director of Central Intelligence; and the Administrator of the General Services Administration.


354. Telegram From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.2553/7-262. Confidential. Repeated to Baghdad, Benghazi, Caracas, Djakarta, Jidda, Kuwait, London, and Tripoli. The source text bears the handwritten notation: “File. No Action. 7/9/62” by William Van Dusen (FSD).


355. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.2553/7-2062. Confidential. Drafted by M. Hollis Kannenberg (E/OR/FSE).


356. Memorandum From the Department of State Executive Secretary (Brubeck) to the President's Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Stockpiling of Strategic Materials. Confidential.


357. Memorandum From the Chairman of the Petroleum Study Committee (McDermott) to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Oil Policy. No classification marking. A September 5 covering memorandum from McDermott to Kaysen transmitted the report and noted with appreciation Kaysen's contribution to the study.


358. Memorandum From the President's Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kaysen) to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 187. Official Use Only.


359. National Security Action Memorandum No. 187

Source: National Security Files, Meetings and Memoranda Series, NSAM 187. Official Use Only. Copies were sent to the Secretaries of State, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Labor, and Treasury; the Director of Central Intelligence; the Director of the Bureau of the Budget; and the Administrator of the General Services Administration.


361. Circular Airgram From the Department of State to the Mission to the European Communities

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 800.2553/11-1462. Limited Official Use. Drafted by George H. Alexander (OR/FSE) on November 8, cleared by Barbara Fagan (EUR/RPE) and Howard R. Cottam (NEA), and approved by Claus R. Ruser (FSE). Repeated to the EC Mission in Luxembourg and USRO in Paris.


362. Letter From President Kennedy to Secretary of the Interior Udall

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Oil Policy. No classification marking. A cover memorandum to Kaysen, et al., from Kenneth R. Hansen, Assistant Director of the Bureau of the Budget, November 16, states that this is a revised proposed letter to be sent to Udall on November 19 and that it will not be published. Hansen asked for comments by close of business, November 16.


363. Memorandum From the Director of the Office of Emergency Planning (McDermott) to President Kennedy

Source: Washington National Records Center,RG 40, Department of Commerce, Executive Secretariat Files: FRC 69 A 6828, Office of the Secretary, President's Committee on Stockpiling. No classification marking. McDermott was the Chairman of the Executive Stockpile Committee.


364. Report by the Executive Stockpile Committee to President Kennedy

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Kaysen Series, Economic Policy, Stockpiling of Strategic Materials, SM 63. No classification marking. A January 16 transmittal letter from McDermott as Chairman of the Executive Stockpile Committee to President Kennedy, not printed, submitted the report for his review and consideration. An attached covering memorandum from McDermott to Kaysen, February 15, states that the President approved the public release of the report.