Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Selected NATO Documents Online

Document 1 Memorandum recommending the creation of a collective defense agreement for the nations of the North Atlantic from the sixth meeting of the United States-United Kingdom-Canada security conversations c. April 1, 1948. Page 1. (Harry S. Truman Papers: SMOF: Clark Clifford Files, Box 10.)
Document 2 "Proposed North Atlantic Security Arrangement," a draft of portions of the treaty, indicating changes in its text. c. January 14, 1949. (Harry S. Truman Papers: PSF, Box 132.)
Document 3 Telegram from Senator Arthur Watkins to President Truman, urging him to release the text of the proposed treaty at least sixty days in advance of its signing. March 7, 1949. (Harry S. Truman Papers: WHCF: Official File 66 - North Atlantic Treaty, Misc.)
Document 4 Letter from President Truman to Senator Watkins, regarding the treaty. March 17, 1949. Harry S. Truman Papers: WHCF: Official File 66 - North Atlantic Treaty, Misc.)
Document 5 Reading copy of Dean Acheson's speech on the proposed North Atlantic Treaty. March 18, 1949. (Dean Acheson Papers, Box 84.)
Document 6 Draft of President Truman's speech at the signing ceremony, with his handwritten corrections. April 1, 1949. (Harry S. Truman Papers: PSF, Box 48.)
Document 7 Schedule for the signing ceremony, with draft of Dean Acheson's remarks and a diagram of the proceedings. c. April 4, 1949. (Dean Acheson Papers, Box 86).
Document 8 Memorandum from Dean Acheson to President Truman concerning the ratification of the North Atlantic Treaty, with the draft of a proposed statement by the President. July 22, 1949. (Harry S. Truman Papers: WHCF: Official File 66 - North Atlantic Treaty).
Document 9 Memorandum from C. H. Humelsine of the State Department to Matthew Connelly of the White House concerning the entering into force of the treaty, with the draft of a proposed statement by the President. August 23, 1949. (Harry S. Truman Papers: WHCF: Official File 66 - North Atlantic Treaty)