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141. Action Memorandum From the Director of the Policy Planning Staff (Lake) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Official Working Papers of S/P, 1977–1981, Box 3, S/PLake Papers—2/16–28/78. Limited Official Use. Sent through Christopher. Drafted on February 17 by Curtis Farrar (S/P). Concurred in draft by Joseph Nye (T), Douglas Bennet (H), Richard Ericson (PM), Charles William Maynes (IO), Read (M), and Herbert Hansell (L).


142. Briefing Memorandum From Jeffrey Garten and Curt Farrar of the Policy Planning Staff to Acting Secretary of State Christopher

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Official Working Papers of S/P, 1977–1981, Box 3, S/PLake Papers—3/16–30/78. Confidential. Garten initialed the memorandum on Farrar’s behalf.


143. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Official Working Papers of S/P, 1977–1981, Box 17, Sensitive, 1/1–3/31/79. Confidential; Nodis. Drafted by Farrar.


144. Memorandum From the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (McIntyre)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 6, Chron February 7–16, 1979. No classification marking.


145. Letter From the Under Secretary of State for Management (Read) to the Associate Director for Organization Studies, Office of Management and Budget (Szanton)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 11, Chron March 7–13, 1979. No classification marking. Drafted by K. Scott Gudgeon (L/EB). Cleared in draft by Curtis Farrar (S/P), John Spiegel (D), Francis Kinnelly (OES), Paul Molineaux (M/MO), Alexander Watson (EB), and John Fox (IO).


146. Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1979

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron April 24–30, 1979. No classification marking. Attached to an April 26 memorandum from Farrar to Conlin. (Ibid.) Carter transmitted Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1979 to Congress on April 10. For the text of his transmittal message and the plan, see Public Papers: Carter, 1979, Book I, pp. 642–647.


147. Briefing Memorandum From the Acting Director of the Policy Planning Staff (Lissakers) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Official Working Papers of S/P, 1977–1981, Box 5, S/PLake Papers—7/16–31/79. Unclassified. Drafted by Carol Lancaster (S/P).


148. Memorandum for Secretary of State Vance, Secretary of the Treasury Blumenthal, and the Director of the International Development Cooperation Agency (Ehrlich)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1978–1979, Box 8, Chron May 17–24, 1979. No classification marking.


149. Letter From Secretary of State Vance to the Director of the International Development Cooperation Agency (Ehrlich)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Official Working Papers of S/P, 1977–1981, Box 5, S/PLake Papers—7/16–31/79. Confidential. Drafted on October 12 by Michael Feldstein (S/P). Cleared by Plantz (H), Marion Creekmore (IO), and David Dunford (EB).


150. Letter From the Director of the International Development Cooperation Agency (Ehrlich) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Official Working Papers of S/P, 1977–1981, Box 5, S/PLake Papers—7/16–31/79. Confidential.


151. Draft Memorandum From the Director of the International Development Cooperation Agency (Ehrlich) to President Carter

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Records of the Under Secretary for Management (M), 1980, Box 5, Chron June 15–21, 1980. Confidential. In Lake’s June 19 covering memorandum, he wrote that Ehrlich’s memorandum outlined the IDCA’s policy for development assistance, which the IDCA would like to have addressed at the spring budget review. The Department of State, however, wished for a PRC to be convened in order to make policy recommendations to the President. (Ibid.)