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Sources

Sources for Foreign Relations, 1977–1980, Volume XXVIII

The Carter Library is the best source of high-level decisionmaking documentation toward Southeast Asia from 1977 until 1980. A number of collections within the National Security Affairs files are particularly relevant in this regard. Within the Brzezinski Material, the Brzezinski Office File, the President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders File, and the Country File were most useful. Within the Staff Material, the Far East file was invaluable. Additionally, the Mondale Papers provided indepth documentation of Mondale’s trip to Southeast Asia in May 1978.

At the Department of State, the records of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance (Lot 84D241) contained helpful documents. At the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, the records of Secretary of State Edmund Muskie also provided useful documentation. Additionally, the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Files, 1977–1979 (Lot 82D129), at the National Archives held substantive documents.

While a variety of other collections and resources contributed to the completion of this volume, those described above constitute the most important collections for U.S. foreign policy toward Southeast Asia during the Carter administration. Readers should consult both the source notes and additional annotation in order to learn what additional files have been consulted.

In addition to the paper files cited below, a growing number of documents are available on the Internet. The Office of the Historian maintains a list of these Internet resources on its website and encourages readers to consult that site on a regular basis.

Unpublished Sources

  • Department of State
    • Central Files: See National Archives and Records Administration below
    • Lot 80 D 90, 1978 Memoranda for DOS Principals
    • Lot 80 D 135, Personal Files of the Secretary of State, 1977–1980
    • Lot 80 D 307, Vietnam General Files for 1978
    • Lot 81 D 5, Records of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 1974–1978
    • Lot 81 D 117, Executive Secretariat (S/S–I)
    • Lot 81 D 154, Records of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 1978–1981
    • Lot 81 D 325, Records of the Bureau for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1978
    • Lot 82 D 129, East Asian and Pacific Affairs Files, 1977–1979
    • Lot 82 D 306, Memoranda for DOS Principals from 1980
    • Lot 84 D 241, Records of the Secretary of State, 1977–1980
    • Lot 87 D 331, Sensitive Memcons from 1977
    • Lot 89 D 265, Official Correspondence of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, 1969–1988
    • Lot 89 D 145, Top Secret Memoranda for 1974, 1978–1983
    • Lot 90 D 192, Top Secret Documents, 1980–1988
    • Lot 93 D 389, Records Pertaining to US-Philippine Military Base Agreement/Negotiations, 1976–1988
    • Lot 94 D 430, Miscellaneous Old Vietnam Political Records, 1968–1991
  • National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland
    • RG 59, General Records of the Department of State
      • Central Foreign Policy File
      • Entry P–9, Official Working Papers of S/P Director, 1977–1981
      • Entry P–10, Subject Files of Edmund S. Muskie, 1963–1981
      • Entry P–14, Records of the Deputy Secretary of State, 1977–1980
    • Carter Library
      • National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material
        • President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders
        • VIP Visit File
        • Country File
        • Subject File
        • Agency File
        • General Odom File
        • Brzezinski Office File
        • Cables File
      • National Security Affairs, Staff Material
        • Office File
        • Far East
        • Global Issues
        • Defense/Security File
        • Brzezinski Donated Materials
      • President’s Daily Diary
      • Carter Handwriting File
      • National Security Council Institutional Files
      • Walter Mondale Papers
      • President’s File, Plains File
    • Central Intelligence Agency
      • Executive Registry Subject Files
        • Job 79T01050A
        • Job 80T00071A
        • Job 80T00634A
        • Job 80T00942A
        • Job 81B00112R
        • Job 81T00208R
        • Job 82T00267R
        • Job 85T00287R
    • National Security Council
      • Carter Intelligence Files
    • Washington National Records Center
      • RG 330, Records of the Department of Defense
        • OSD Files: FRC 330–80–0016
          • OSD Political Files, 1977
        • OSD Files: FRC 330–80–0017
          • OSD Official Records, 1977
        • OSD Files: FRC 330–80–0035
          • OSD Secret Files
        • OSD Files: FRC 330–81–0202
          • Secret OSD Official Records, 1978
        • OSD Files: FRC 330–81–0212
          • Top Secret OSD Official Records, 1978
        • OSD File: FRC 330–82–0205
          • Secret OSD Historical Documents, 1979
        • OSD File: FRC 330–82–0270
          • Top Secret OSD Official Records, 1979
        • OSD File: FRC 330–82–0217
          • Secret OSD Records, 1980
        • OSD File: FRC 330–82–0284
          • Top Secret OSD Official Records, 1980
        • OSD File: FRC 330–82–0285
          • Top Secret OSD Files, 1980
        • OSD File: FRC 330–83–0122
          • Foreign Military Rights Files, 1972–1980
        • OSD File: FRC 330–83–0123
          • East Asia and Pacific Affairs, 1972–1980

    Published Sources

    • Brzezinski, Zbigniew. Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser, 1977–1981. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983.
    • Carter, Jimmy. Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
    • ___. White House Diary. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2010.
    • Congress and the Nation, Vol. V, 1977–1980. Washington, Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1981.
    • National Archives and Records Administration. Public Papers of the Presidents, Jimmy Carter, 1977–1981. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1977–1981.
    • United Nations. Yearbook of the United Nations, 1977–1980. New York: United Nations Publication, 1980–1983.
    • United States. Department of State. Bulletin. Washington, 1977–1980.
    • ___. Treaties and Other International Acts (TIAS).
    • Vance, Cyrus. Hard Choices: Critical Years in America’s Foreign Policy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983.