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List of Sources

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  • Department of State
    • Decimal 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. The following files were most useful in compiling this volume through January 1963:
      • China
        • 303: representation in the United Nations
        • 411.93: U.S. trade with China
        • 493.00: general issues concerning trade with China
        • 611.93: political relations between the United States and China, including both U.S-ROC relations and the U.S.-PRC ambassadorial talks
        • 661.93: Sino-Soviet relations
        • 793.00: political affairs and conditions in China, including the mainland and Taiwan
        • 793.5: Chinese military affairs, including the mainland and Taiwan
        • 793.5-MSP: mutual security program in the Republic of China
        • 793B: political issues concerning Tibet
        • 893.00: economic affairs and conditions in China
      • Japan
        • 033.1100-KE: visits abroad of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
        • 102.201: the Joint Chiefs of Staff
        • 294.1141: U.S. claims on Japan
        • 394.41: conferences or negotiations on trade and commercial treaties
        • 411.006: U.S. import restrictions
        • 411.9441: U.S.-Japan trade relations
        • 411.946: U.S. restrictions on imports from Japan
        • 494.0012: conditions affecting Japanese imports
        • 611.94: U.S.-Japan relations
        • 611.9441: U.S.-Japan consular functions
        • 611.9442: U.S.-Japan Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation
        • 611.9494: U.S.-Japan aviation negotiations
        • 693.94: Sino-Japanese relations
        • 794.5: Japanese defense affairs
        • 794C.0221: U.S. forces in the Ryukyus
        • 811.0094C: U.S. economic aid to the Ryukyus
      • Korea
        • 033.95B11: visits of South Korean officials to the United States
        • 110.15-HA: foreign travel of Assistant Secretary of State Harriman
        • 120.1590: special missions to East Asia
        • 294.9541: Japanese claims against South Korea
        • 601.95B11: diplomatic representation of South Korea in the United States
        • 611.95B: political relations between the United States and South Korea
        • 611.95B7: military and defense agreements between the United States and South Korea
        • 694.95B: political relations between Japan and South Korea
        • 700.5-MSP: U.S. mutual security program, general
        • 795.00: political affairs and conditions in Korea
        • 795B.00: political affairs and conditions in South Korea
        • 795B.5: national defense affairs in South Korea
        • 795B.5-MSP: mutual security program in South Korea
        • 795B.56311: U.S. bases in South Korea
        • 811.0095B: U.S. economic aid to South Korea
        • 895B.00: Economic matters and conditions in South Korea
        • 895B.00 FIVE YEAR: South Korea’s Five Year Economic Plan
        • 895B.05: capital in South Korea
        • 895B.10: financial matters in South Korea
      • Mongolia
        • 611.93C: political relations between the United States and Mongolia
        • 793C.02: question of recognition of Mongolia
    • Subject-Numeric Central Files. In February 1963 the Department adopted a subject-numeric central file system. The following files for February through December 1963 were most useful in compiling this volume:
      • China
        • DEF CHINAT: armed forces of the Republic of China; defense of Taiwan
        • POLCHICOM: political affairs and conditions on the China mainland
        • POLCHICOM-US: U.S. policy toward the People’s Republic of China and the U.S.-PRC ambassadorial talks
        • POLCHICOM-USSR: Sino-Soviet relations
        • POL CHINA: political affairs and conditions in China, including both the mainland and Taiwan
        • POL CHINAT: political affairs and conditions in Taiwan
        • POL CHINAT-US: political relations between the United States and the Republic of China
        • POL TIBET: political issues concerning Tibet
      • Japan
        • E 1 JAPAN-US: general U.S.-Japanese economic relations
        • DEF 1 JAPAN: general Japanese defense policy
        • DEF 4 JAPAN-US: U.S.-Japan defense agreements
        • DEF 6 US: U.S. armed forces
        • DEF 7 JAPAN-US: U.S.-Japan defense visits and missions
        • DEF 15 JAPAN-US: U.S. bases and installations in Japan
        • DEF 15 RYU IS-US: U.S. bases and installations in the Ryukyus
        • DEF 19-3 JAPAN: Japanese defense organizations
        • FN 5 JAPAN: Japanese financial laws and regulations
        • FN 12 JAPAN: Japanese balance of payments, including military offset program
        • FT 11-5, JAPAN: Japanese voluntary trade controls
        • ORG 7 OSD: visits abroad of Department of Defense officials
        • POL JAPAN-US: general U.S.-Japan political relations
        • POL RYU IS-US: general U.S. political relations with Ryukyuan authorities
        • POL 19 RYU IS: administration of the Ryukyus
      • Korea
        • DEF 6 S KOR: armed forces of South Korea
        • DEF 16 S KOR-US: U.S. bases and installations in South Korea
        • E 1-1 S KOR: economic stabilization in South Korea
        • E 2-2 S KOR: economic review in South Korean
        • POL S KOR: general policy, South Korea
        • POL KOR-US: general U.S.-South Korean relations
        • POL 12 S KOR: political parties in South Korea
        • POL 14 S KOR: elections in South Korea
        • POL 15 S KOR: government in South Korea
        • POL 26 S KOR: coups in South Korea
        • POL 33-4 JAP-KOR: Japanese-Korean territorial waters dispute
      • Mongolia
        • POL 16 MONGOLIA: question of recognition of Mongolia
    • Lot Files.
      • Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366
        • Records of official visits by heads of government and foreign ministers to the United States and international conferences attended by the President or Secretary of State, 1961, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • Conference Files: Lot 65 D 533
        • Records of official visits by heads of government and foreign ministers to the United States and international conferences attended by the President or Secretary of State, 1962, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • Conference Files: Lot 66 D 110
        • Records of official visits by heads of government and foreign ministers to the United States and international conferences attended by the President or Secretary of State, 1961-1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • EA/J Files: Lot 68 D 373
        • Files on Japanese economic affairs, 1961-1966, as maintained by the Office of East Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs.
      • FE Files: Lot 64 D 25
        • Files of the Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1962.
      • FE Files: Lot 65 D 6
        • Files of the Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1963.
      • FE/EA Files: Lot 65 D 93
        • Files of the Office of East Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1960-1961.
      • FE/EA Files: Lot 65 D 235
        • Files of the Office of East Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1961-1962.
      • FE/EA Files: Lot 66 D 224
        • Files of the Office of East Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1961-1962.
      • FE/EA Files: Lot 66 D 225
        • Files of the Office of East Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1964, with some files pertaining to China, Japan, and Korea for previous years.
      • FE/RA Files: Lot 65 D 486
        • Files of the Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1962.
      • FE/RA Files: Lot 67 D 200
        • Files of the Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, 1963-1964.
      • Geneva Talks Files: Lot 71 D 368
        • Files relating to the U.S.-China ambassadorial talks at Geneva and Warsaw for the years 1955-1962, as maintained by the Office of Chinese Affairs and later by the Office of East Asian Affairs and the Office of Asian Communist Affairs.
      • Geneva Talks Files: Lot 72 D 415
        • Files relating to the U.S.-China ambassadorial talks at Geneva and Warsaw for the years 1955-1968, as maintained by Asian Affairs and the Office of Asian Communist Affairs.
      • INR/EAP Files: Lot 90 D 99
        • National Intelligence Estimates and Special National Intelligence Estimates for East Asia for 1952-1985, as maintained by the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
      • INR/EAP files: Lot 90 D 110
        • National Intelligence Estimates and Special National Intelligence Estimates for East Asia, 1952-1985, as maintained by the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
      • Policy Guidelines: Lot 67 D 396
        • Master file of Guidelines for Policy and Operations papers for 1961-1966.
      • Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204
        • Correspondence between the President and Secretary of State and heads of government and foreign ministers for 1953-1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149
        • Memoranda of conversation between the President and foreign visitors, 1956-1964, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • ROC Files: Lot 71 D 517
        • Top Secret files relating to China for 1954-1963, maintained by the Office of Chinese Affairs and later by the Republic of China desk in the Office of East Asian Affairs.
      • ROC Files: Lot 73 D 39
        • Top Secret files for 1954-1968, maintained by the Office of Chinese Affairs and later by the Office of East Asian Affairs and the Office of Republic of China Affairs.
      • ROC Files: Lot 75 D 76
        • Political files for 1954-1973, maintained by the Office of Chinese Affairs and later by the Office of East Asian Affairs and the Office of Republic of China Affairs.
      • ROC Files: Lot 79 D 120
        • Top Secret files for 1961-1972, maintained by the Republic of China desk in the Office of East Asian Affairs and later by the Office of Republic of China Affairs.
      • 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 Acting Secretary’s conversations, 1961-1964.
      • Secretary’s Staff Meetings: Lot 66 D 147
        • Minutes of the Secretary of State’s staff meetings and memoranda of Chester Bowles telephone conversations, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • State-JCS Meetings: Lot 70 D 238
        • Memoranda of conversations between the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and representatives of the Department of State, 1959-1963, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • S/P Files: Lot 70 D 199
        • Files of the Policy Planning Council, 1963-1964.
      • S/S Country Files: Lot 70 D 209
        • Policy Guidelines Papers and ancillary materials as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • S/S Files: Lot 66 D 150
        • Briefing books and files on a variety of subjects maintained by the Executive Secretariat, 1960-1965, including material on the Offshore Islands Working Group, 1962.
      • S/S Files: Lot 66 D 219
        • Briefing books and files on a variety of subjects maintained by the Executive Secretariat, 1962-1965, including material on the Offshore Islands Working Group, 1962.
      • S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 265
        • Files 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
        • Files of National Security Action Memoranda (NSAMs), 1961-1968, maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • S/S-NSC (Miscellaneous) Files: Lot 66 D 95
        • Miscellaneous files of the National Security Council, including records of actions, 1947-1963, as maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • S/S Policy Guidelines Files: Lot 67 D 396
        • Department of State Policy Guidelines papers and related materials for the years 1961-1966.
      • State-JCS Meetings: Lot 70 D 328
        • Records of the meetings of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and representatives of the Department of State for the years 1959-1963, maintained by the Executive Secretariat.
      • Warsaw Talks Files: Lot 73 D 210
        • Files relating to the U.S.-China ambassadorial talks at Warsaw for the years 1955-1971, maintained by the Embassy at Warsaw and later by the Office of People’s Republic of China and Mongolia Affairs.
  • National Archives and Records Administration
    • Record Group 59, General Records of the Department of State
      • S/P Files: Lot 67 D 548
        • Records of the Policy Planning Council for 1957-1961.
      • S/P Files: Lot 69 D 121
        • Records of the Policy Planning Council for 1962.
    • Record Group 84, General Records of the Department of State
      • Taipei Embassy Files: FRC 66 A 878, Item 114 (Lot 65 F 163)
        • Classified Embassy subject files for 1961.
      • Taipei Embassy Files: FRC 67 A 1450, Item 12 (Lot 66 F 113)
        • Classified Embassy subject files for 1962-1963.
    • Record Group 319, Records of the Army Staff
      • Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence), “Secret” Incoming and Outgoing Messages, 1961-1963
        • Intelligence reports on China, 1961-1963, filed under Taiwan.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas
    • Whitman File
      • Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower as maintained by his personal secretary, Ann C. Whitman.
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Austin, Texas
    • National Security File
      • Aides’ Files
    • Rusk Appointment Books
    • Vice Presidential Security File
    • Waldron Papers
      • Papers of Robert Waldron, a member of Vice President Johnson’s party during Johnson’s trip to Asia in 1961.
  • John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Ball Papers
      • Papers of George W. Ball, Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, 1961, and Under Secretary of State, 1961-1963, consisting of records of telephone conversations during his tenure as Under Secretary.
    • National Security Files:
      • Departments/Agencies Series
      • Clifton Series
      • Countries Series: China, Japan, Korea, Outer Mongolia, Poland, Ryukyus, Tibet, USSR
      • Trip Series
      • Meetings and Memoranda Series
    • President’s Appointment Books
    • President’s Office Files: China, Korea, Outer Mongolia, Ryukyus
    • Hilsman Papers
      • Papers of Roger Hilsman, Jr., Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State, 1961-1963; Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 1963.
    • Thomson Papers
      • Papers of James C. Thomson, Jr., Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State, 1961; Special Assistant to the President’s Special Representative for Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 1961-1963; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 1963.
  • Agency for International Development
    • Administrator Files: Lot 286-65-481
      • Files of the AID Administrator for 1961-1962.
    • Administrator Files: Lot 286-67-1530
      • Files of the AID Administrator for 1962-1965.
  • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Director of Central Intelligence Executive Registry: Job 80-B0176R
      • Official files of Allen W. Dulles, 1953-1961
    • Director of Central Intelligence, McCone Files: Job 80-B01235A
      • Files of John A. McCone, 1962-1965.
  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division
    • Harriman Papers
      • Papers of W. Averell Harriman, Ambassador at Large, 1961; Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 1961-1963; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 1963
  • National Defense University, 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, Military Adviser to the President 1961-1962, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1962-1964.
  • Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • Stevenson Papers
      • Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson, Representative at the United Nations, 1961-1965.
  • Washington National Records Center
    • Record Group 330, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
      • OSD Files: FRC 65 A 3464
        • Files of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and their assistants for 1961.
      • OSD Files: FRC 66 A 3529
        • Top Secret files of the Deputy Secretary of Defense and his assistants for 1961-1963.
      • OSD Files: FRC 66 A 3542
        • Files of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and their assistants for 1962.
      • OSD Files: FRC 69 A 3131
        • Files of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and their assistants for 1963.
      • OSD Files: FRC 71 A 3470
        • Files of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, 1961-1968.
      • OSD Files: FRC 71 A 6489
        • Miscellaneous records of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense and their assistants, 1951-1966.
      • OASD/ISA Files:FRC 64 A 2382
        • General and country files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for 1961.
      • OASD/ISA Files:FRC 65 A 3501
        • General and country files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for 1962.
      • OASD/ISA Files:FRC 67 A 4564
        • General and country files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for 1963.
      • OASD/ISA Files:FRC 69 A 926
        • Top Secret files of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for 1961-1963.