Collections with Divisional Holdings
Council on Foreign Relations Records: Studies Department Series
The Studies Department Series documents the planning and execution of the various study groups (including discussion groups, current issue review groups, seminars, workshops and conferences) and projects. Documents in this series reflect the administration of the Studies Department (mainly through correspondence and subject files), the records of the groups themselves (through correspondence, background papers, meeting minutes and final reports), and the subject files and correspondence of major players in the Council’s Studies Department from the 1940s onward.
Louis Fischer Papers
This collection consists of correspondence, interviews, articles, notes, lectures,
speeches, photographs, and audiovisual materials that document Fischer’s life as a
journalist, writer, commentator on international affairs, and a founder of the
Liberal Party (1944). The collection includes the papers of Fischer’s wife, Bertha
\Markoosha\ Mark Fischer, as well as family correspondence and papers. General
Council on Foreign Relations Records
The Records of the Council on Foreign Relations document the history of this research organization from its founding in 1921 through the present, detailing its role in underpinning the development of an internationalist tradition in the twentieth century United States. The collection includes valuable source documents and papers from meetings, group discussions and studies, and conferences led by American and international experts and visiting statesmen in both New York and Washington, D.C.
Livingston T. Merchant Papers
Consists of papers of Merchant (Princeton Class of 1926)--correspondence, articles (mostly in printed sources), notes, speeches, statements, interviews, clippings, printed matter, and personal papers--primarily relating to his various positions as a diplomat at the American embassies in Paris (1945) and Nanking, China (1948), assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs (1949), U.S.
Council on Foreign Relations Meetings Records
The Meetings Series documents the work of the Council's Meetings Department, including administrative issues such as correspondence with speakers, attendance records, and the non-attribution rule, as well as the records of the actual meetings themselves. Early meeting records often include a transcript of the speaker's remarks at the meeting; this process was discontinued after 1964 as a cost saving measure.
Karl L. Rankin Papers
This collection contains mostly correspondence and memoranda between Rankin and other Government officials. There exist some writings, mostly official reports. A list of correspondents and subjects identified by year follows the container listing.
Council on Foreign Relations Digital Sound Recordings
The digital sound recordings of the Council on Foreign Relations were transfered from original reel to reel tapes of Council meetings. Transcripts of meetings were created until 1963; from 1964 through 1970, there is no record of what was said at any events mounted by the Meetings Department at the Council unless the event was \on the record\ and the speaker issued written text. The Council's records contain a small number of tapes from the early 1970s.
Joseph A. Robinson Papers
Robinson was involved in the establishment of informational and cultural affairs agencies in India, Saigon and Warsaw, and in his letters describes both the internal politics and external challenges of establishing an American news presence abroad. Robinson's account of the creation of the Saigon office is especially thorough.At the beginning of the correspondence run, Robinson has just been offered a position in the Office of the Coordinator of Information.
Clarence B. Randall Papers
Consists of 78 bound volumes containing Randall's journals, articles, and speeches concerning his relationships with Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his government posts as chairman of the Commission on Foreign Economic Policy (1953-1954) and the Council on Foreign Economic Policy (1956-1961), as special consultant and special assistant to Eisenhower on foreign economic policy (1954-1961), special emissary to Turkey (1956) and Ghana (1961), and as chairman of the Dept.
Joseph Coy Green Papers
This collection consists mainly of papers of Joseph Coy Green (Princeton Class of 1908) relating to his government positions: as an official in the Department of State including his appointment as special representative to the International Institute of Agriculture in Rome (1931), chairman of the Armaments Commission (1944-1946), member of the U.S. Mission to observe the elections in Greece (1946), director of the Foreign Service Board of Examiners, and ambassador to Jordan (1952-1953).
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