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Ideological Foundations of the Cold War

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1945

April

Memo, Edward Stettinius to Harry S. Truman
       April 22, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo, Edward Stettinius to Harry S. Truman
       April 23, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1946

Draft of letter, Clark Clifford to Robert Patterson
       ca. 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Report, "Dialectical Materialism And Russian Objectives" by Edward F. Willett
       January 14, 1946    View (45 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, George Kennan to James Byrnes
       January 29, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Memorandum, "Analysis of Stalin's Address to Moscow Constituency"
       ca. February, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, George Kennan to James Byrnes
       February 5, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, George Kennan to James Byrnes
       February 12, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, George Kennan to James Byrnes ["Long Telegram"]
       February 22, 1946    View (19 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "The Russian Problem"
       February 22, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Message from George Kennan
       March 4, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, George Kennan to James Byrnes
       March 11, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Background of Soviet Foreign Policy"
       March 14, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, George Kennan to James Byrnes
       March 14, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, George Kennan to James Byrnes
       March 20, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Soviet Foreign Policy Toward Western Europe"
       March 21, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Memorandum, "Soviet Foreign Policy in the Middle East"
       ca. April, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Soviet Policy Toward the Western Powers"
       April 4, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Josef Stalin to Harry S. Truman, with related material
       April 6, 1946    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Walter Bedell Smith to George Marshall
       April 11, 1946    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Frank Roberts to Officers, accompanied by radiograms from George Kennan
       June 7, 1946    View (18 pages)

July

"A Digest of Three Articles by Brooks Atkinson"
       July 9, 1946    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Handwritten meeting notes
       July 18, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clark Clifford to Admiral William Leahy
       July 18, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Clark Clifford to Edwin Pauley
       July 20, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Facts and Information Desired by the President Regarding the Soviet Union"
       July 23, 1946    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo, Joint Chiefs of Staff to Harry S. Truman
       July 26, 1946    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Telegram, Elbridge Durbrow to James Byrnes
       August 25, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo, George Elsey to Clark Clifford, accompanied by a telegram from Elbridge Durbrow
       August 27, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Elbridge Durbrow to James Byrnes
       August 30, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Report, "American Relations With The Soviet Union" by Clark Clifford ["Clifford-Elsey Report"]
       September 24, 1946    View (81 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

January

Report, "A Digest of Pertinent Data Appearing In Department Of State Publications Issued During January 1949"
       ca. January, 1949    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Report, "Soviet Internal Situation - OIR Report No. 4998"
       July 1, 1949    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

Draft, "Interim Report by the National Security Council"
       ca. 1950    View (61 pages)

February

Draft of report, "Soviet Intentions and Capabilities"
       February 20, 1950    View (20 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

"A Report to the National Security Council - NSC 68"
       April 12, 1950    View (72 pages)

Minutes of the 55th Meeting of the National Security Council
       April 20, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Agenda for the 55th Meeting of the National Security Council
       April 20, 1950    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, National Security Council to Harry S. Truman
       April 21, 1950    View (4 pages)

Memorandum for the Ad Hoc Committee on NSC 68
       April 28, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Stephen Spingarn to Charles Murphy, accompanied by report
       May 1, 1950    View (108 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, James Lay to Paul Nitze et al.
       May 2, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, James Lay to Paul Nitze et al.
       May 3, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

February

Memo, Walter Bedell Smith to Harry S. Truman accompanied by a memorandum
       February 19, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

State Department Summary of Telegrams
       February 20, 1951    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Daily Summary, Central Intelligence Agency
       February 20, 1951    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Charles S. Murphy to David Lloyd et. al., accompanied by a report
       August 25, 1951    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Report, "Soviet Strategy - Possible U.S. Countermeasures"
       December 1, 1951    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

August

Correspondence between George F. Kennan and Harry S. Truman
       August 11, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Not Dated

Draft of Introduction to Clifford-Elsey Report
       Not Dated    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo, CBS Interview with Litvinov
       Not Dated    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Soviet Foreign Policy in Eastern Europe"
       Not Dated    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Soviet Foreign Policy - A Summation"
       Not Dated    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Outline of Clifford-Elsey Report
       Not Dated    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report, "An Analysis of the Principal Psychological Vulnerabilities in the USSR and of the Principal Assets Available to the US for Their Exploitation"
       Not Dated    View (19 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report, "Present International Position Of The USSR"
       Not Dated    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report, "Why Are The Russians Slow To Trust The Western Powers?"
       Not Dated    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)