List of Sources
Department of State
Decimal and Subject-Numeric Indexed Central
Files. Until January 1963, the Department of State used a
decimal file system for its central indexed records. For Berlin the
most important numbers under this system are:
- 10.11–RU: Secretary of State Rusk’s travels abroad
- 611.61: general U.S.-Soviet relations
- 762.00: general reporting on Germany
- 762.0221: the status of Berlin
- 962.72: access to Berlin
- In February 1963, the Department of State changed to a
subject-numeric system. Under this system, the most significant
files for Berlin are:
- POL US–USSR: general U.S.-Soviet relations
- POL 7 US/Kennedy: general correspondence of the President
- POL 28 Berlin: the status of Berlin
- POL 38–9 and 10: access to Berlin
Lot Files. Documents from the central files
have been supplemented by materials from decentralized office files,
the lot files of the Department of State. A list of the major lot
files used or consulted for this volume follows:
- Berlin Desk Files: Lots 91 D 305, 306, and 313
- Master files of the Berlin Task Force, basic documents on Germany and Berlin, and various files pertaining to Live Oak planning on Berlin, 1944–1977.
- Conference Files: Lot 65 D 533
- 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 and the Under Secretary of State for 1962, maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
- Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110
- 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 and Under Secretary of State for 1961–1964, maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
EUR/CE Files: Lot 86 D 339
- Files relating to Germany and Berlin, 1955–1972.
G/PM Files: Lot 69 D 258
- Files of the Under Secretary of State for Political/Military Affairs, 1961–1965.
Lot 88 D 325
- Files of Ambassador Martin J. Hillenbrand primarily relating to Berlin and Germany, 1950–1975.
- Files retained by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research containing copies of National Intelligence Estimates and Special National Intelligence Estimates, including the NIEs and SNIEs for 1962–1963.
- Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204
- Exchanges of correspondence between the President and the Secretary of State with the heads of government and foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Soviet Union, and certain other countries, 1953–1964.
- Presidential Correspondence: Lot 77 D 163
- Correspondence between Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union and correspondence between other high officials of the two countries, 1961–1969.
- Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149
- Memoranda of the President’s conversations, 1956–1964.
Rusk Files: Lot 72 D
- Files of Secretary of State Dean Rusk, including texts of speeches and public statements, miscellaneous correspondence files, White House correspondence, chronological files, and memoranda of telephone conversations, 1961–1969.
S/AL Files: Lot 67 D 2
- Files of Ambassador at Large Llewellyn E. Thompson, 1961–1964.
- Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330
- Memoranda of the Secretary of State’s and Under Secretary of State’s conversations, 1961–1964.
S/S Files: Eyes Only
- Microfilm reels of incoming and outgoing telegrams slugged Eyes Only, 1953 ff., maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
S/S Files: Lot 65 D 438
- Files of the Executive Secretariat on the Cuban missile crisis, 1962.
- Berlin Desk Files: Lots 91 D 305, 306, and 313
- Decimal and Subject-Numeric Indexed Central Files. Until January 1963, the Department of State used a decimal file system for its central indexed records. For Berlin the most important numbers under this system are:
National Archives and Records Administration
Record Group 330, Records of the Office of the
Secretary of Defense
- OASD/ISA Files: FRC 65 A
- General and country files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for 1962.
- OSD Files: FRC 66 B 3542
- Records of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and their special assistants for 1962.
- OASD/ISA Files: FRC 65 A 3501
- Record Group 330, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington,
- Papers of General Maxwell D. Taylor, Chief of Staff of the Army, 1955–1959; Military Adviser to the President, 1961–1962; and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1962–1964.
- Taylor Papers
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas
- Norstad Papers
John F. Kennedy
Library, Boston Massachusetts
- Ball Papers
- National Security Files (NSF)
- Aides Files
- Countries Series
- Meetings and Memoranda Series
- President’s Office Files
- Sorensen Papers
Lyndon B. Johnson
Library, Austin, Texas
- Rusk Appointment Books
- Vice Presidential Security Files
Only publications cited in the volume are listed here.
Documentary Publications and Periodicals
- Biewer, Gisela and John Werner, eds. Dokumente zur Deutschlandpolitik, 1963. IV Reihe, Band 9. Frankfurt, 1978.
- De Gaulle, Charles. Major Addresses, Statements and Press Conferences of General Charles de Gaulle, May 19, 1958–January 31, 1964. New York, undated.
- The Declassified Documents Quarterly Catalog and Microfiche. Woodbridge, Conn., Research Publications (formerly Washington, Carrollton Press), 1977 ff.
- Hannelore, Nathan, ed. Dokumente zur Deutschlandpolitik, 1962. IV Reihe, Band 8. Frankfurt, 1977.
- U.S. Department of State. American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1962, 1963. Washington, 1966 and 1967.
- ————. Department of State Bulletin, 1962–1963.
- ————. Documents on Germany, 1944–1985. Revised edition. Washington, 1986.
- U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1962, 1963. Washington, 1962, 1963.
- U.S. Senate. Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series), 1962. Washington, 1986.
- USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs and GDR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerstvo Inostranykh Del SSSR i GDR). Otnosheniia SSSR s GDR, 1949–1959, Dokumenty i Materialy. Moscow, 1974.
Memoirs and Secondary Literature
- The Department of State takes no responsibility for the accuracy of these publications nor does it endorse their interpretations.
- Brandt, Willy. Begegnungen und Einsichten, Die Jahre 1960–1975. Hamburg, 1976. (English translation: People and Politics, the Years 1960–1975. London, 1978)
- Kroll, Hans S. Lebenserinnerungen eines Botschafters. Cologne, 1967.
- McGhee, George C. At the Creation of a New Germany, From Adenauer to Brandt: An Ambassador’s Account. New Haven, undated.
- Nitze, Paul H. From Hiroshima to Glasnost: At the Center of Decision, A Memoir. New York, 1989.
- Macmillan, Harold. At the End of the Day, 1961–1963. London, 1973.
- Sorensen, Theodore C., Kennedy . New York, 1965.