Subseries 3A: Daily Journal
4 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room
Collection Creator: Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973..
Dates: 1945 March 30-June 27.
Extent: 4 boxes (1 partial)
Collection is open for research use.
The most important part of the UNCIO series is the daily record of activities maintained by Armstrong. There are pre-Conference meetings of the United States delegation in Washington prior to the trip west which focus on possible changes to the Dumbarton Oaks proposals (for this see also the Dumbarton Oaks section of the Documents subseries below). Throughout Armstrong kept handwritten notes of all meetings, most of which were later transcribed as typescripts. There are records of Plenary Sessions, United States delegation meetings, Big 4/5 meetings; meetings of the United States advisers; full and subcommittee meetings of Committee 2 (Membership, Amendment and Secretariat), Commission I (General Provisions of the Charter) on which Armstrong served, and meetings of the Style Group which provided American advice to the Coordination Committee.
Other materials in these daily files are memoranda by Armstrong and others, agendas, correspondence, official United Nations and United States delegation documents, daily schedules and invitations and general observations on the conference by Armstrong. At times Armstrong can wax poetic as in his description of his conversation with a cab driver on his way to the airport for the flight to San Francisco. Readers should also refer to the Correspondence Series for this same period, especially for interactions with members of the United States' and other delegations.
Subseries 3A: Daily Journal; 1945 March 30-June 27; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.