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  • Department of State
    • Indexed Central Files. The main source of documentation for Foreign Relations, 1961–1963, Volumes XVII and XVIII and the companion microfiche publication was the Department of State’s indexed central files. Through January 1963, the Department of State continued to use the decimal central file system familiar to users of previous volumes of the Foreign Relations series. In February 1963, the Department changed to a subject-numeric central file system. For the period January 1961 through January 1963, documents in classes 400 (trade relations), 500 (cultural relations), 600 (international relations), 700 (internal political and national defense affairs), 800 (internal economic and social affairs), and 900 (communication, transportation, science) were searched for decimal combinations involving all countries of the Near East (country nos. 83 through 88) and for the Middle East relationships of the United States (no. 11), the United Kingdom (no. 41) and the Soviet Union (no. 61).

      Other files and related subfiles searched for Middle East related materials include: 033 (official visits); 120.15 (special missions); 123 (Department of State personnel files); various files in class 300 (international organizations and conferences); and 601 (diplomatic representation). Other documents were located through pursuing cross-references and referenced telegrams.

      For the period February through December 1963, all subfiles under the categories POL (political affairs); DEF (defense affairs); AID (foreign assistance); FIN (finance); and PET (petroleum) were searched for all Near Eastern countries and Near Eastern regional terms. Special topics were searched under E (economics), REF (refugees), ORG (organization/administration), AE (atomic energy), SCI (science), UN (United Nations), SOC (social affairs) and in POL US (United States political affairs) and DEF US (United States national security and defense affairs). Other documents were located through pursuing cross-references and referenced telegrams.

      Documentation on some of the major topics covered in this volume and the microfiche supplement are located in the following files:

      • General
        • 711.11–EI; 711.11–KE; POL 15–1 US-Kennedy; POL 15–1 Johnson: U.S. Presidents correspondence
        • 711.5 through 711.563; DEF US and subfiles: U.S. national defense
      • Regional Issues
        • 378 and subfiles; CENTO and subfiles: Central Treaty Organization
        • 611.80; 611.86; 780.00; 786.00; POL Near East 1; POL Near East-US; POL Near East-US l; POL Mideast-US: U.S. policy toward the Near East region and the Arab world; general political conditions in the Near East region
        • 800.2553; PET 3 OPEC: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
        • 880.2553; PET l US; PET 6 Near East: U.S. petroleum policy
        • PET 1 US–UK: Anglo-American discussions on petroleum
        • POL 3 UAR: Arab unity
      • Arab-Israeli Dispute
        • 325.84; 884.411; 886.411; REF Arab; REF 3 UNRWA; POL 3 PAL/UN: Palestinian refugee question
        • 484A.8612; 486.1112: Arab economic boycott against Israel
        • 611.84; POL PAL–US: U.S. policy on the Jerusalem question
        • 683.84A; POL 32–1 ISR–SYR: conflict between Israel and Syria
        • 684A.85322; POL 33–1 ISR–JOR: Jordan waters question
        • 684A.86; POL ARAB–ISR: Arab-Israeli dispute in general
        • POL ARAB–ISR 27–14/UN: United Nations peace efforts in Arab-Israeli dispute
        • POL JOR–ISR; POL ISR–JOR: Conflict between Israel and Jordan
        • POL 7 US/MCCLOY: Special mission of John McCloy seeking Arab-Israeli arms limitation
      • Iran
        • 033.1100–JO: Vice President Johnson’s visit to Iran
        • 033.8811; POL 7 IRAN: Visits of Iranian officials to the United States
        • 123–Harriman: Averell Harriman’s visit to Iran
        • 611.88; POL IRAN–US; POL 1 IRAN–US: U.S. policy toward and relations with Iran
        • 788.00; POL 25 IRAN: Internal unrest in Iran
        • 788.11; POL 15–1 IRAN: Shah of Iran
        • 788.13; POL 15–1 IRAN: Iranian Prime Ministers and Cabinets
        • 788.5 through 788.5622; DEF 12 IRAN and subfiles; DEF IRAN and subfiles; DEF 19 US–IRAN: Iranian national defense; military assistance
        • 811.0088; AID (US) IRAN: U.S. economic assistance to Iran
        • 888.00: General economic conditions in Iran
        • 888.10; FIN IRAN: Financial conditions in Iran
        • 888.2553; PET IRAN: Petroleum in Iran
        • POL 29–1 IRAN: Iranian government action against Mullahs
        • E 12 IRAN: Iranian land reform
      • Iraq
        • 611.87; POL 1 IRAQ; POL IRAQ–US: U.S. policy toward and relations with Iraq
        • 787.00; POL 26 IRAQ: Coups d’etat, political conflict in Iraq
        • 787.00; POL 13–3 IRAQ; POL 26 IRAQ; POL 27 IRAQ: Iraqi Kurdish rebellion
        • 887.2553; PET IRAQ: Petroleum in Iraq
        • DEF 1 IRAQ–US; DEF 19–3 IRAQ–US: U.S. military assistance for Iraq
        • POL 15 IRAQ; POL 16 IRAQ: Iraqi government; recognition of government
      • Israel
        • 033.84A11; POL 7 ISR: Visits of Israeli officials to the United States
        • 611.84A; POL ISR–US; POL 1 ISR: U.S. policy toward and relations with Israel
        • 784A.00: General political conditions in Israel
        • 784A.11; POL 15–1 ISR: Israeli Prime Minister
        • 784A.5 through 784A.5632; DEF 1 ISR; DEF 12 ISR; DEF 12 ISR–US; DEF 19 ISR–US: Israeli security and national defense, U.S. military assistance to Israel
        • 800.0084A; AID (US) ISR: U.S. economic assistance to Israel
        • 884A.1901; 984A.8138; AE 11–2 ISR: Israel’s nuclear program
      • Jordan
        • 611.85; POL 1 JOR; POL JOR–US: U.S. policy toward and relations with Jordan
        • 661.85; POL 17 JORDAN–USSR: Jordan’s establishment of diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union
        • 785.11; POL 15–1 JOR: King Hussein of Jordan
        • 785.5–MSP; DEF 1–1 JOR; DEF 12 JOR; DEF 12–5 JOR; DEF 19 US–JOR: Jordanian security and national defense; military assistance to Jordan
        • 811.0085; AID (US) JOR: U.S. economic assistance to Jordan
        • 841.0085: British economic subsidies to Jordan
        • 885.10; FIN JOR: Jordanian financial affairs
        • 885.181; POL 36 JOR: Jordan’s practices relating to the issuing of visas
        • DEF 1–1 JOR: Anglo-American discussions relating to Jordanian defense questions
        • POL JOR: Political conditions in Jordan
        • POL 26 JOR: Internal unrest, conflict in Jordan
      • Kuwait
        • 611.86D; POL 1 KUW; POL KUW–US: U.S. policy toward and relations with Kuwait
        • 686D.87; 786D.022: Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations; Iraqi threat to Kuwait’s territorial integrity
        • 686D.2553; PET KUW: Petroleum in Kuwait
        • 786D.5; 786D.5–MSP: DEF 12–5 KUW: Kuwaiti security and national defense; military assistance
      • Lebanon
        • 033.1100–JO: Vice President Johnson’s visit to Lebanon
        • 611.83A; POL 1 LEB: U.S. policy toward and relations with Lebanon
        • 783A.00: Political conditions in Lebanon; repercussions following an attempted coup d’etat
        • 783.5–MSP; DEF 19 US–LEB; DEF 12 LEB: Lebanon’s security and national defense; military assistance to Lebanon
        • 811.0083; AID (US) LEB: U.S. economic assistance to Lebanon
        • POL 15–1 LEB: Lebanese President and Prime Minister
      • Saudi Arabia
        • 611.86A; POL 1 SAUD; POL SAUD–US: U.S. policy toward and relations with Saudi Arabia
        • 611.86A7: Dhahran air base
        • 641.86A: U.K.-Saudi relations, including discussions over the Buraimi oasis issue and restoration of U.K.-Saudi diplomatic relations
        • 686a.86h; 686b.86h; POL 27 SAUD–UAR; POL 27 UAR–YEMEN; POL 32–1 SAUD–UAR: Saudi and United Arab Republic interest and involvement in the conflict in Yemen
        • 786A.00: General political conditions in Saudi Arabia
        • 786A.11; POL 15–1 SAUD: King Saud; Crown Prince Faisal
        • 786A.5 through 786A.56311; DEF 1–4 SAUD; DEF 12–5 SAUD; DEF 19–2 US–SAUD: Saudi Arabian security and national defense; U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia
        • 886A.2553; PET SAUD: Petroleum in Saudi Arabia
        • DEF 6–3 US; DEF 19 US–SAUD: U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia during the Yemeni conflict and Operation Hard Surface
      • Syria
        • 611.83; POL 1 SYR; POL 2 SYR; POL SYR–US: U.S. policy toward and relations with Syria
        • 786B.00; 783.00; POL 26 SYR: General political conditions, including unrest and changes in government in Syria
        • POL 16 SYR: Recognition of Syrian governments
      • United Arab Republic
        • 033.86B11; POL 7 UAR: Visits of UAR officials to the United States; discussion of a possible visit by Nasser
        • 120.1586B: Edward S. Mason mission to the United Arab Republic
        • 123-Badeau: U.S. Ambassador to the UAR John Badeau
        • 123-Bowles: Visit of Chester Bowles to the UAR
        • 611.86B; POL 1 UAR; POL UAR–US: U.S. policy toward and relations with the UAR
        • 686.86B: Nasser’s relations with the Arab world
        • 686A.86H; 686B.86H; POL 27 SAUD–UAR; POL 27 UAR–YEMEN; POL 32–1; SAUD–UAR: Saudi and United Arab Republic interest and involvement in the conflict in Yemen
        • 786B.00: General political conditions in the UAR
        • 786B.11; POL 15–1 UAR: UAR President Abdʼal Gamal Nasser
        • 811.0086B; AID (US) UAR: U.S. economic assistance to the UAR
        • DEF 12 UAR: German scientists assisting UAR defense industry
      • Yemen
        • 611.86H; POL 1 YEMEN: U.S. policy toward and relations with Yemen
        • 686A.86H; 686B.86H; POL 27 SAUD–UAR; POL 27 UAR–YEMEN; POL 32–1; SAUD–UAR: Saudi and United Arab Republic interest and involvement in the conflict in Yemen
        • 786H.00; POL 26 YEMEN; POL 27 YEMEN: Overthrow of the Yemeni monarchy; Yemeni Civil War
        • 786H.02; POL 16 YEMEN; POL 17–1 YEMEN–US: Recognition of Yemen Arab Republic
        • POL 7 US/Bunker: Mission of Ellsworth Bunker to mediate the Yemeni conflict
        • POL 27–10 YEMEN: Chemical and germ warfare during the Yemeni conflict
        • POL 27–14 YEMEN; POL 27–14 YEMEN/UN: United Nations and other efforts to mediate the Yemeni conflict
        • POL 32–1 ADEN–YEMEN: Impact of the Yemeni conflict on the British crown colony of Aden
        • DEF 6–3 US; DEF 19 US–SAUD: U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia during the Yemeni conflict and Operation Hard Surface

    • Lot Files. Documents from the central files were supplemented by lot files of the Department, which are decentralized files created by operating areas. A list of the lot files used or consulted for this volume follows:
      • 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
      • Conference Files: Lot 65 D 533
        • Collection of documentation on international conferences abroad attended by the President, the Secretary of State, and other U.S. officials, 1962, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110
        • Collection of documentation on international conferences abroad attended by the President, the Secretary of State, and other U.S. officials, May 1961–December 1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • IO/UNP Files: Lot 72 D 294
        • Documentation on the Palestine Conciliation Commission of the United Nations, 1950–1967, as maintained by the Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs
      • IO/UNP Files: Lot 79 D 215
        • Files maintained by the Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, 1947–1975
      • L/NEA Files: Lot 72 D 199
        • Subject files maintained by the Assistant Legal Adviser for the Near East and South Asia, Office of the Legal Adviser, 1962–1971.
      • NEA Files: Lot 63 D 52
        • Miscellaneous subject files pertaining to Lebanon, Israel, and the Near East for the years 1958–1961, as maintained by the Lebanon-Israel desk of the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA Files: Lot 70 D 66
        • UNRWA Records for 1957–1963 and 1965–1966 and records pertaining to Jordan waters for 1964, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/ARP Files: Lot 69 D 257
        • Subject files on Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Aden, Persian Gulf, Trucial States, and Near East in general, 1954–1966, as maintained by the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/ARP Files: Lot 70 D 148
        • Subject files on Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula, 1956–1961 and 1966–1967, as maintained by the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/ARP Files: Lot 71 D 289
        • Subject files on Saudi Arabia, 1959–1962 and 1968–1969, as maintained by the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/GTI Files: Lot 65 D 539
        • Chronological and subject files on Iran, 196l, as maintained by the Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/GTI Files: Lot 66 D 173
        • Miscellaneous files on Iran, 1956–1961, including the records of the special 1961 Task Force on Iran, as maintained by the Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/GTI Files: Lot 71 D 429
        • Top secret documents, 1958–1965, as maintained by the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs and the Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 70 D 44
        • Files on economic subjects, the Jordan waters question, and the Palestinian refugee question, 1961–1963 and 1967, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 70 D 66
        • Files on UNRWA for the years 1957–1966 and on Jordan waters for 1964, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 70 D 229
        • Political and refugee files on the Near East, 1950–1964, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 70 D 254
        • Documentation on the Eric Johnston Mission and the Jordan Valley waters (Yarmuk Project), 1945–1963, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 70 D 304
        • Documentation on the Banat Yaacov Dispute (Jordan waters), 1953–1954; Jordan waters files, 1963–1966; miscellaneous files from early sixties, including those pertaining [Page XX]to the Airlie House talks, Komer-Eshkol talks, Komer-Harriman mission, and Near East arms; and political-military files, 1966–1967, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 72 D 438
        • Top secret records on the Middle East arms limitation probe (Cane), 1963–1965, and miscellaneous documents on Arab-Israeli matters, 1953–1961, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 72 D 486
        • Economic files on the Arab boycott of Israel, 1955–1965, and economic files relating to Israel, 1970, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IAI Files: Lot 80 D 102
        • Top secret records relating to Israeli security matters, 1960–1978, as maintained by the Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/IRN Files: Lot 68 D 51
        • Economic files on Iran, 1963, as maintained by the Office of Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 68 D 100
        • Political files on Iran, 1963, as maintained by the Office of Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 62 D 29
        • Subject files on the United Arab Republic, 1956 and 1958–1961, as maintained by the desk for United Arab Republic and Syrian Arab Republic Affairs, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 63 D 33
        • Chronological and miscellaneous subject files, 1961, as maintained by the Deputy Director and Director of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 63 D 52
        • Files relating to Lebanon, Israel, and the Near East, 1958–1961, as maintained by the desk for Lebanon and Israel, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 64 D 40
        • General economic files, 1961, as maintained by the officer for Near East Economic Affairs, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 64 D 60
        • Economic files on Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, and chronologies, 1961, as maintained by the officer for Near East Economic Affairs, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 64 D 73
        • Miscellaneous files, 1961, and chronological and subject files, 1962, as maintained by the Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 64 D 74
        • Subject files on Iraq, 1961, as maintained by the desk for Iraq and Jordan, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 65 D 5
        • Documentation pertaining to Lebanon, Israel, and the Near East, 1961–1962, as maintained by the Division of Lebanon-Israel Affairs of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 65 D 28
        • Geographic files for Near Eastern countries, 1958–1963, as maintained by the Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 65 D 231
        • Subject files on Jordan, 1961, as maintained by the desk for Jordan and Iraq, Office of Near Eastern, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 65 D 247
        • Subject files on Iraq, 1962, as maintained by the desk for Jordan and Iraq, Office of Near Eastern, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 66 D 5
        • Geographic files for Near Eastern countries, 1963–1964, as maintained by the Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 66 D 45
        • Files on Near East petroleum, 1947–1961, as maintained by the economic officer, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 66 D 218
        • Subject files for the United Arab Republic, Syria, and the Near East, 1963–1964, as maintained by the desk for the United Arab Republic and Syrian Arab Republic Affairs, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 66 D 278
        • Subject files for Jordan, 1963, as maintained by the desk for Jordan, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • NEA/NE Files: Lot 66 D 308
        • Subject and chronological files for the United Arab Republic, 1961, as maintained by the desk for the United Arab Republic and Syrian Arab Republic Affairs, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
      • Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204
        • Exchanges of correspondence between the President and Secretary of State and heads of foreign governments and foreign ministers, 1953–1964, including exchanges with the United Kingdom, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 294
        • Exchanges of correspondence between the President and Secretary of State and heads of foreign governments and foreign ministers, 1961–1965, for Israel, the United Arab Republic, and the United Kingdom, as well as other countries, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 476
        • Correspondence of the President with various heads of state, including those in the Near East region, 1961–1966, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149
        • Memoranda of Presidential conversations with foreign visitors, 1956–1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • 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.
      • Secretary’s Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330
        • Memoranda of the Secretary’s and Under Secretary’s conversations, 1961–1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • Secretary’s Staff Meetings: Lot 66 D 147
        • Records of the Secretary of State’s Staff Meetings, 1961–1963, and additional ad hoc meetings, reports, papers, and memoranda of Chester Bowles’ 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, 1957–1961
      • S/P Files: Lot 69 D 121
        • Subject files, country files, chronological files, documents, drafts, and related correspondence of the Policy Planning Council, 1962
      • S/P Files: Lot 70 D 199
        • Subject and chronological files of the Policy Planning Council, 1963–1964, and Policy Planning Staff meeting minutes, 1957–1961
      • Special Group, Counterinsurgency Files: Lot 68 D 451
        • Minutes and memoranda of the Special Group, Counterinsurgency, January 1962–December 1963
      • S/S Files: Lot 67 D 396
        • Master file of documents entitled Guidelines for Policy and Operations which were promulgated from November 1961 to May 1966, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • S/S Files: Lot 68 D 135
        • Memoranda, reports, and telegram compilations concerning the Near East crisis, May–July 1967, including material concerning Israel, 1948–1967, and Egypt, 1963–1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • S/S Files: Lot 70 D 259
        • Master file of National Security Council documents on political-military contingency planning, March 1962–July 1966, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • S/S-NSC Files: Lot 63 D 351
        • Serial master file of National Security Council documents and correspondence, and related Department of State memoranda, 1947–1961, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 264
        • Follow-up reports giving the status of implementation of Presidentially-approved directives, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • 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, 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, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • S/S-NSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95
        • Administrative and miscellaneous National Security Council files, including NSC Records of Action, 1947–1963, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
      • State-JCS Meetings: Lot 70 D 328
        • Top Secret records of meetings between representatives of the Department of State and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1959–1963, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat
    • Central Intelligence Agency
      • Files of John A. McCone, 1962–1965.
      • National Intelligence Estimates Files
    • Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, Austin, Texas
      • National Security File
        • Country File, Israel, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Republic
        • Name File, Komer Memoranda
      • Rusk Appointment Book
      • Vice Presidential Security File
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, Massachusetts
    • National Security Files
      • Countries Series: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine Refugees, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Republic, Yemen
      • Regional Security Series: CENTO
      • Meetings and Memoranda Series: National Security Council Meetings, Standing Group Meetings, Staff Memoranda, NSAMs
      • Chester V. Clifton Series
    • President’s Office Files
      • Countries: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine Refugees, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Republic, Yemen
      • Staff Memoranda
    • Papers of George W. Ball
    • Papers of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
  • National Archives and Records Administration
    • Record Group 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
  • Washington National Records Center, Suitland, Maryland
    • Record Group 330, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
      • OASD/ISA Files: FRC 64 A 2382
        • General and country files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1961
      • OASD/ISA Files: FRC 65 A 3501
        • General and country files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1962
      • OASD/ISA Files: FRC 67 A 4564
        • Country files of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1963
      • OASD/ISA Files: FRC 69 A 926
        • Top secret and sensitive material of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1961–1964
      • OASD/ISA Files: FRC 69 A 7275
        • Subject files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1951–1966
      • OASD/ISA Files: FRC 71 A 4547
        • Records of the Military Assistance Steering Group, 1961
      • OASD/ISA Files: FRC 75–153
        • Subject files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1953–1961
      • OASD/ISA/NESA Files: FRC 76–002
        • Records relating to Iran and CENTO of the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1962
      • OSD Files: FRC 65 A 3464
        • Records of the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary, and their Special Assistants, 1961
      • OSD Files: FRC 66 A 3542
        • Records of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and their Special Assistants, 1962
      • OSD Files: FRC 69 A 3131
        • Official records of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Special Assistants to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, 1963
    • National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
      • Lemnitzer Papers
        • Papers of General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1960–1962
      • Taylor Papers
        • Papers of General Maxwell D. Taylor, the President’s Military Representative, 1961–1962; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1962–1964

Published Sources

  • U.S. Government Documentary Collections
    • U.S. Congress. Senate. Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series), 1961–1963 (Volumes XIIIXV). Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984–1986.
    • U.S. Department of State Bulletin, 1961–1963 (Volumes XLIV–XLIX). Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961–1964.
      • ————. American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1961–1963. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1965–1967.
    • U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, John F. Kennedy, 1961–1963. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1962–1964.
      • ————. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963–1964. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1965.