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1946

April

Charles Kindleberger to Benjamin Cohen
       April 5, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Charles Kindleberger to John K. Galbraith
       August 13, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Kindleberger to John C. de Wilde
       August 14, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Correspondence between Charles Kindleberger and John K. Galbraith
       October 30, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1947

Memorandum from Mike Mansfield
       ca. 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

Harry S. Truman to Herbert Hoover
       January 18, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter, Herbert Hoover to Harry S. Truman
       January 19, 1947    View (1 page)

February

Report, "German Agricultural and Food Requirements"
       February 26, 1947    View (23 pages)

March

Notes for Acheson speech, "The Economics of Peace"
       ca. March, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft Report, "The Necessary Steps for the Promotion of German Exports..."
       March 18, 1947    View (19 pages)

Edward Mason to Willard Thorpe
       March 20, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Harry S. Truman and Herbert Hoover
       March 24, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles Kindleberger to John C. de Wilde
       March 24, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Charles Kindleberger to John C. de Wilde
       April 18, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joseph M. Jones to Dean Acheson, with attached draft outline notes for speech
       April 23, 1947    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Joseph M. Jones to Dean Acheson
       May 1, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Joseph M. Jones to Walter Lippmann
       May 7, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Speech by Dean Acheson, "The Requirements of Reconstruction"
       May 8, 1947    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Report on Radio Reaction to Acheson's Speech
       May 15, 1947    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Joseph M. Jones to Hubert Havlick, et al., with attached speech draft
       May 20, 1947    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

Elbridge Durbrow to George Marshall
       May 26, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Speech by George C. Marshall, "European Initiative Essential to Economic Recovery"
       June 5, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clinton Anderson to D. A. FitzGerald, with attached report, "The United States Grain Export Program"
       June 30, 1947    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

World Cereals Position For 1947/48
       ca. July, 1947    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Certain Aspects of the European Recovery Problem"
       ca. July, 1947    View (66 pages)    |    (PDF)

Acheson's Harvard speech of June 5, 1947
       July 2, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Joseph M. Jones to Mr. Russell
       July 2, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Maurice Frere and John Snyder, with attached report, "The Marshall Proposal of Assistance to Europe"
       July 10, 1947    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

"Summary of State Department's Position of European Recovery Plan"
       August 26, 1947    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clark Clifford to Harry S. Truman, with attached report from Robert Lovett
       August 29, 1947    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Development of Foreign Reconstruction Policy, March-July 1947
       ca. September, 1947    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

"The Immediate Need for Emergency Aid to Europe"
       September 29, 1947    View (18 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Clinton Anderson to Harry S. Truman, with attached Summary Report of Famine Emergency Committee
       ca. October, 1947    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

"European Recovery Program Basic Document No. 1"
       October 31, 1947    View (27 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Correspondence between Ray Moseley and Harry S. Truman
       November 26, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1948

Clinton Anderson to Harry S. Truman
       ca. 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Memorandum of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation
       August 7, 1948    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert Garner to Paul Hoffman, with attachment
       August 16, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

John H. Williams to Paul Hoffman with attached report
       December 2, 1948    View (25 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

September

Paul Hoffman to Arthur H. Vandenberg
       September 26, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Text of Statement by Paul G. Hoffman on European Economy
       October 31, 1949    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Review of European Press Reaction to Mr. Hoffman's Paris Visit and OEEC Negotiations, 25 October through 10 November 1949
       December 1, 1949    View (34 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

June

Oliver Franks to Paul G. Hoffman
       June 21, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

CBS Report of Paul Hoffman Resignation
       September 25, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

June

Correspondence between Donald C. Stone and Paul Hoffman, with attached report, "Implications of Mutual Security Act and Requirements for Action"
       June 21, 1951    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

August

Interview with Harold Stein
       August 7, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Note on Interview with Glenn Craig
       August 20, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Note on Interview with Richard M. Bissell Jr
       September 19, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Note on Interview with Harlan Cleveland
       September 27, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Interview with Averell Harriman
       October 1, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Interview with George C. Marshall
       October 30, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1953

January

Interview with Paul G. Hoffman
       January 28, 1953    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)