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1948

Memo from General Clay on Berlin Crisis
       ca. 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memo from General Clay on Berlin Crisis
       ca. 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

"The Berlin Crisis," Research Project No. 17, Rough Draft, Department of State
       ca. 1948    View (44 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report on Negotiations with Soviets
       ca. 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo from General Clay on Berlin Crisis
       ca. 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

April

War Department Classified Message Center, Incoming Classified Message
       April 2, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

R.H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       June 9, 1948    View (4 pages)

Effect of Soviet Restrictions on the U.S. Position in Berlin
       June 14, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

R. H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       June 24, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Alfred M. Bingham et al., to Harry S. Truman
       June 25, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

R. H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       June 28, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       June 28, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       June 29, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Kenneth Royall
       June 29, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Robert Lovett
       June 29, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

R. H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       June 30, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

R.H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       June 30, 1948    View (1 page)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       June 30, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Matthew Woll and Harry S. Truman
       June 30, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 1, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 2, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Charles Bohlen to Clark Clifford
       July 6, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from Alcide De Gasperi, Prime Minister of Italy
       July 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

R.H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       July 12, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 13, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Translation memo, Alexander Paniushkin to George C. Marshall
       July 14, 1948    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 14, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 15, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from Roy Clippinger
       July 19, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 20, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 21, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Note from Matthew J. Connelly to Kenneth Royall
       July 21, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Cabinet Meeting Notes
       July 23, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Michael V. Disalle to Harry S. Truman, with reply from Matthew Connelly, with attached internal memos
       July 23, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       July 27, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
       July 27, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Report to the National Security Council: U.S. Military Courses of Action with Respect to the Situation in Berlin
       July 28, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report on U.S. Public Opinion on the Berlin Situation
       July 29, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 2, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 5, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

R.H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       August 6, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Cabinet Meeting Notes
       August 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 10, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 11, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 13, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 16, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, A.K. Wright to Harry S. Truman
       August 18, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 24, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 25, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Charles Bohlen to George Marshall
       August 30, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 30, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       August 31, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

September

The Berlin Crisis: Report on the Moscow Discussions, 1948
       ca. September, 1948    View (78 pages)    |    (PDF)

The Berlin Crisis: A Report on the Moscow Discussions, 1948, Department of State
       ca. September, 1948    View (35 pages)    |    (PDF)

Cabinet Meeting Notes
       September 3, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

R. C. Jefferis to Harry S. Truman
       September 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Cabinet Meeting Notes
       September 10, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       September 10, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Norman Thomas and Harry S. Truman, with attachment
       September 11, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum of Conversation, Department of State
       September 11, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Department of State to American Embassy, Moscow: Interview with Stalin and Molotov
       September 11, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Department of State to American Embassy, Moscow, re: Aide-Memoire for Interview
       September 11, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Department of State to American Embassy, Moscow, Re: Background Material
       September 11, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Philip Johnston to Harry S. Truman
       September 12, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       September 13, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       September 14, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       September 15, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       September 20, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       September 21, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Richard Minasian to Harry S. Truman
       September 22, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence about Representative Charles M. LaFollette
       September 24, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Press Release
       September 26, 1948    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

Eben Ayers to Harry S. Truman
       September 26, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department to Harry S. Truman
       September 27, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Consequences of a Breakdown in Four-Power Negotiations on Germany
       September 28, 1948    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert B. Landry to Matthew J. Connelly
       September 28, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

October

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 1, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

National Security Council Memo re: possible Soviet interruption of airlift
       October 6, 1948    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Elizabeth L. Roeder to Harry S. Truman
       October 11, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, P.H. Wolfe to Harry S. Truman
       October 11, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Herbert Evatt to Harry S. Truman
       October 13, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 13, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Summary of correspondence from William D. Hassett
       October 13, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

C.E. Scott to Harry S. Truman, with reply from Matthew J. Connelly
       October 13, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 14, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 15, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 19, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 20, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Berlin Airlift developments
       October 21, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from Leonard G. McAneny
       October 21, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Preston E. Peden to Harry S. Truman
       October 27, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 28, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       October 29, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       November 1, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from M.L. Dahanukar
       November 4, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Joseph C. Lewis to Harry S. Truman, with reply from William D. Hassett
       November 10, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert Lovett to Harry S. Truman
       November 14, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram from Bert McCreery to HST
       November 14, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Margaret B. Hulbert to Harry S. Truman
       November 15, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report to the National Security Council: Future Courses of Action with Respect to Berlin
       November 17, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, J. Frank and others to Harry S. Truman
       November 18, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

December

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       December 1, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Summary of memoranda from Colonel Robert B. Landry
       December 1, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Arthur B. Baer to Harry S. Truman, with reply from William D. Hassett
       December 4, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       December 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

R. H. Hillenkoetter to Harry S. Truman
       December 10, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       December 13, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       December 17, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       December 30, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       December 31, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1949

Memo re: Soviet Lifting of Blockade
       ca. 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Berlin Background, Information Memo #28, Department of State
       January 7, 1949    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from Hon. Norman Thomas
       January 31, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

March

Summary of Correspondence from First Lt. James Goodrich Wilson
       March 17, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       March 28, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

United States Policy and the USSR, Department of State
       ca. April, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from Morris L. Ernst
       April 7, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

May

Telegram and Translation, Juan Atilio Bramuglia to Harry S. Truman
       May 14, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Summary of Correspondence from pilots of Berlin Airlift
       May 20, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

July

Summary of Correspondence from Charlotte Pugh Byrn
       July 12, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

August

Telegrams
       August 30, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Correspondence Summary, Louis Johnson
       September 26, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1950

February

Summary of Correspondence from Matthew Woll
       February 20, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1951

May

Summary of Correspondence from Anne D. Wallendorf
       May 9, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

Memo for File, re: Books Given to Free University of Berlin and Signed by Harry S. Truman
       November 2, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

February

Summary of correspondence from Hon. J. Howard McGrath
       February 5, 1952    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)