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The Glassboro Summit, June 1967


218. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 7 USSR. Secret; Limdis. Drafted by Thompson.


219. Memorandum Prepared by Zbigniew Brzezinski of the Policy Planning Council

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, USSR, Vol. XV. Secret. Forwarded to the President by Rostow under a June 17 covering memorandum in which Rostow stated: “With respect to Brzezinski’s point, the third of the three points you gave me on the telephone yesterday seems just right; namely, that we welcome the Soviet Union as the other ‘older child’ in the family of nations and look to the Soviet Union as a partner in setting a framework which will avoid hostility between ourselves and by the other members of the family.”


220. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Middle East Crisis, Vol. 6. Secret; Eyes Only. Rostow forwarded the memorandum to the President at 5:50 p.m. on June 17 under a covering memorandum which stated: “Herewith Sec. Rusk’s statement of the consensus which emerged from the meeting this afternoon.”


221. Memorandum From Secretary of Defense McNamara to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Rostow Files, Trip to Soviet Union. No classification marking.


222. Memorandum From the President’s Special Consultant (Bundy) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Rostow Files, Trip to Soviet Union. No classification marking. On June 7 Johnson named McGeorge Bundy as a Special Consultant to the President and Executive Secretary of the Special Committee of the National Security Council, which Johnson established on June 7 to coordinate U.S. policy in the Middle East.


223. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Rostow Files, Trip to Soviet Union. Secret.


224. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, ORG 7 S. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Passed to the White House.


225. Memorandum From the President’s Special Consultant (Bundy) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, USSR, Hollybush II. Secret. Sent through Rostow.


226. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL USUSSR. Secret; Nodis. Passed to the White House.


227. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, USSR, Hollybush II. Top Secret; Immediate;Nodis. There is no time of transmission on the telegram; it was received at 7:20 p.m. Rostow forwarded the telegram to the President at 7:30 a.m. on June 23 under a covering memorandum that stated: “You will wish to read this textual report of Sec. Rusk’s critical conversation with Kosygin-to get the flavor. The question, as phrased here, is even better: “What shall we strive for?” (Ibid.)


229. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Addendum, USSR, Glassboro Memcons. Top Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Krimer. The time of the meeting is from the President’s Daily Diary. (Ibid.) The memorandum cites the time of the meeting as 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Copies of the memoranda of the Johnson-Kosygin conversations at Glassboro are also at the National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 7 US.


230. Record of the President’s Debriefing

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Rostow Files, Hollybush. No classification marking or drafting information appears on the record. Rostow wrote in hand at the top of page 1: “File: only copy.”


231. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Addendum, USSR, Glassboro Memcons. Top Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Krimer. The time of the luncheon is from the President’s Daily Diary. (Ibid.) The memorandum cites the time of the luncheon as 1:30 to 3 p.m. Another record of the discussion during the luncheon, made by the President’s secretary, Marie Fehmer, is included in the President’s Daily Diary.


232. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Addendum, USSR, Glassboro Memcons. Top Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Krimer. The time of the meeting is from the President’s Daily Diary. (Ibid.) The memorandum cites the time of the meeting as 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. According to the Daily Diary, at 3:10 the U.S. delegation retired to a small sitting room and the Soviet delegation retired to the conference room, and Johnson and Kosygin did not go back into the study to resume their private meeting until 3:44.


233. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Addendum, USSR, Glassboro Memcons. Top Secret. The President read the text of the messages in the memorandum and the attachment to Kosygin at their 3:20 p.m. meeting on June 25. See Document 235.


234. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Addendum, USSR, Glassboro Memcons. Top Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Krimer. The meeting took place during a luncheon, the time of which is from the President’s Daily Diary. (Ibid.) The memorandum cites the time as 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. A list of those present is at the end of the memorandum.


235. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Addendum, USSR, Glassboro Memcons. Top Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Akalovsky. The time of the meeting is from the President’s Daily Diary. The Diary does not specify that the meeting ended at 6:09 but indicates that at that point Johnson and Kosygin led their delegations to the front porch for remarks. (Ibid.) The memorandum cites the time of the meeting on page 1 as 1:30–6:30 p.m., but states on the last page that it ended at 6:20. The copy of the memorandum in State Department files lists the time of the meeting as 3 to 6:30 p.m. (National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 7 US)


236. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, BG 13 MOSCOW. Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Thompson.


237. Telephone Conversation Between President Johnson and Former President Eisenhower

Source: Johnson Library, Recordings and Transcripts, Recording of a Telephone Conversation between Johnson and Eisenhower, Tape F67.13, PNO 1 and 2. No classification marking. Johnson was in Washington; Eisenhower was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This transcript was prepared specifically for this volume by the Office of the Historian.


238. Paper Prepared by the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Read)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Pen Pal Correspondence: Lot 77 D 163, Box 55. Secret; Nodis. Presumably Read prepared the paper following the National Security Council meeting on February 21, 1968, during which there was some discussion of what Kosygin had agreed to at Glassboro as far as arms limitation talks were concerned. Text of the record of the NSC meeting is scheduled for publication in Foreign Relations, 1964–1968, volume XX.