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The United Nations, 1945-53: The Development of a World Organization

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1945

Memorandum, "Important Issues Likely to Come Before the General Assembly of the United Nations"
       ca. 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Press Release
       April 14, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter from John Ross Delafield to President Harry S. Truman With Attachment and Reply From William D. Hassett
       April 18, 1945    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       April 18, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to Leonard Reinsch With Attachment
       April 19, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Representative James P. Geelan to President Truman with Attachment and Reply from William D. Hassett
       April 19, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       April 19, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward Stettinius to Matthew J. Connelly, With Related Material
       April 22, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Minutes of Meeting Between Anthony Eden, Alger Hiss, Vyacheslav Molotov, T. V. Soong, Edward Stettinius, and Others
       April 23, 1945    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft Address by Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius at the Opening of the United Nations Conference on International Organization
       April 25, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Joseph C. Grew to President Harry S. Truman
       April 27, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Letter from James P. Fitzpatrick to President Harry S. Truman, With Reply From William Hassett
       May 1, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       May 1, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Joseph C. Grew to President Harry S. Truman With Attached Telegram from Secretary of State Edward Stettinius
       May 1, 1945    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       May 2, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       May 4, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       May 5, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Joseph G. Grew
       May 14, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to Matthew Connelly With Attachment
       May 23, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Louis A. Laughlin to President Harry S. Truman, with Reply From William D. Hassett
       May 31, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       June 1, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       June 2, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       June 2, 1945    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Joseph C. Grew to President Harry S. Truman with Attached Message from Secretary of State Edward Stettinius to Ambassador Averell Harriman
       June 2, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius to President Harry S. Truman
       June 8, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Henry A. Wallace With Attached Letter From Sumner Welles to Henry Wallace
       June 9, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Edwin W. Pauley to President Harry S. Truman
       June 12, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Ray Brook to President Harry S. Truman, With Reply From Eben Ayers
       June 14, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Certificate, Note to Delegates
       June 23, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.
       June 27, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

"The Charter of the United Nations, Address of the President of the United States"
       July 2, 1945    View (23 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Edward Stettinius, Jr., With Related Correspondence
       July 5, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Chiang Kai-Shek, With Attached Internal Memos
       July 14, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft Statement from President Harry S. Truman to the American Association For the United Nations, With Attached Internal Memos
       July 30, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.
       August 8, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Preparatory Commission of the United Nations Provisional List of Delegates
       August 28, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Adlai E. Stevenson, With Related Material
       September 4, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Dean Acheson to President Harry S. Truman With Related Correspondence from Edward Stettinius and a Reply from M. C. Latta
       September 29, 1945    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Letter from Matthew J. Connelly to Representative Jay LeFevre With Related Correspondence
       October 25, 1945    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Memorandum for Matthew Connelly With Attachments
       November 21, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Clark Eichelberger
       November 29, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.
       December 21, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1946

January

Telegram from William Green to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
       January 10, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to John G. Winant With Related Material
       January 12, 1946    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Dean Acheson to Matthew J. Connelly With Attachment
       January 15, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Josephus Daniels
       February 5, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Memorandum, Stanley Woodward to Matthew J. Connelly
       March 6, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Henry C. Dworshak
       March 28, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

James F. Byrnes to Harry S. Truman, With Attachments
       April 10, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson to President Harry S. Truman
       April 29, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Harry S. Truman to Henry Morgenthau With Related Correspondence
       May 2, 1946    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

Excerpt from the President's Press and Radio Conference With Related Correspondence
       May 2, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. With Related Correspondence
       May 13, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. With Related Material
       May 13, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Harry S. Truman to Clark Eichelberger, With Related Material
       May 15, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and John Snyder With Related Correspondence
       May 18, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Dean Acheson to Harry S. Truman with Attached Memorandum
       July 15, 1946    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to the United States Senate
       July 18, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

John Foster Dulles to Harry S. Truman
       July 19, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Arthur Vandenberg to Harry S. Truman
       July 19, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Warren R. Austin
       July 20, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Harry S. Truman to Warren R. Austin With Attached Internal Memoranda
       August 3, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Gordon Williams to E.A. Locke With Attached Report, "The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations"
       August 27, 1946    View (86 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Memo, dated October 17, 1946 from presidential secretary Matthew Connelly to President Harry S. Truman, regarding a call by Sol Bloom cautioning that it would be a mistake to go forward with plans to acquire the Old World's Fair in New York site for the United Nations headquarters. Papers of Harry S. Truman, Official File.
       October 17, 1946    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, Matthew J. Connelly to Harry S. Truman
       October 17, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

November

Dean Acheson to Harry S. Truman with attachments
       November 2, 1946    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert Patterson to Harry S. Truman, with Related Correspondence
       November 27, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Tom C. Clark to Harry S. Truman
       November 29, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Telegram, Warren Austin to James Byrnes
       December 3, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Francis J. Myers
       December 6, 1946    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Warren Austin to Harry S. Truman
       December 18, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to John G. Winant With Related Correspondence
       December 19, 1946    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Warren Austin
       December 23, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1947

January

William J. Hopkins to M.C. Latta With Attachment
       January 3, 1947    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

George C. Marshall to Harry S. Truman With Related Correspondence
       January 27, 1947    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Harry S. Truman to Arthur Vandenberg with Atttachments and Related Correspondence
       February 6, 1947    View (18 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Leroy Stinebower With Related Correspondence
       February 28, 1947    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Correspondence Between Warren Austin and Harry S. Truman
       March 11, 1947    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Dean Acheson to Harry S. Truman
       April 14, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, Dean Acheson to Harry S. Truman
       April 17, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

George C. Marshall to Harry S. Truman With Related Correspondence
       June 13, 1947    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

George Marshall to Harry S. Truman, With Attachments
       July 24, 1947    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, George C. Marshall to Harry S. Truman
       July 30, 1947    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

September

Cablegram from Secretary of State George Marshall to President Harry S. Truman
       September 14, 1947    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Robert Lovett
       October 1, 1947    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1948

February

Memorandum, James E. Webb to Harry S. Truman, With Attachments
       ca. February, 1948    View (20 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Memorandum, Robert Lovett to Harry S. Truman With Attachments
       April 13, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Francis B. Sayre
       August 6, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Harley Hise to Harry S. Truman, With Related Correspondence
       September 1, 1948    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt
       November 7, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Robert Lovett to Harry S. Truman
       November 26, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1949

January

Letter from John Foster Dulles to President Harry S. Truman
       January 10, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

February

John E. Peurifoy to Donald Dawson
       February 4, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Secretary of State Dean Acheson to President Harry S. Truman, With Related Correspondence
       February 8, 1949    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

William D. Hassett to Dean Acheson, With Attached Memorandum and Report
       March 22, 1949    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Memorandum of Conversation With Harry S. Truman and Herbert Evatt
       May 4, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Correspondence Between Matthew J. Connelly and Dean Rusk
       August 26, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Francis B. Sayre With Related Correspondence
       August 30, 1949    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Memorandum, James E. Webb to Harry S. Truman, With Related Material
       October 10, 1949    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

April

Charles S. Murphy to William McWilliams, with Related Report, "Fourth Annual Report on U. S. Activities in the United Nations"
       April 11, 1950    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

"Memorandum of Points for Consideration in the Development of a 20-Year Program for Achieving Peace Through the United Nations" by Trygve Lie
       April 20, 1950    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Memorandum for Harry S. Truman With Related Correspondence
       June 19, 1950    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Francis B. Sayre, With Related Material
       July 24, 1950    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Correspondence Between Helen Gahagan Douglas and Harry S. Truman
       August 4, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Norman Thomas, With Attachment
       August 7, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press Release From Senator John Sparkman
       August 25, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Harry S. Truman to Henry Cabot Lodge, With Related Correspondence
       December 5, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

February

Harry S. Truman to the American Association for the United Nations
       February 21, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to William Emerson
       February 12, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Channing H. Tobias, with Related Material
       February 23, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt with Attached Memorandum
       February 26, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Memorandum from Secretary of State Dean Acheson to President Harry S. Truman, With Attachments
       April 1, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Memorandum from David Bruce to President Harry S. Truman
       May 28, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Message to the Congress of the United States from President Harry S. Truman
       ca. June, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Memorandum from Lincoln Gordon to James S. Lay With Attachments
       September 25, 1952    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Message from Secretary of State Dean Acheson to President Harry S. Truman
       October 25, 1952    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1953

January

Memorandum from Secretary of State Dean Acheson to President Harry S. Truman With Attached Report
       January 12, 1953    View (49 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Frances Perkins With Related Material
       January 17, 1953    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)