Series 1, Subseries 2, Chron Files
11 boxes (2 partial)
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room
Collection Creator: Ball, George W. (George Wildman),
Extent: 11 boxes (2 partial)
Collection is open for research use.
Series 1, Subseries 2, Chron Files, 1952-1993, largely contains outgoing
correspondence and memoranda, although there is some incoming correspondence
during his tenure as undersecretary of state, and both are filed in reverse
chronological order. The material ranges from the mundane (a thank you letter
to a friend for a birthday gift) to a secret memorandum dated June 20, 1963
outlining the “mess in Europe” written for President Kennedy on his upcoming
trip. Although some material from his days as under secretary is contained in
the subject run, this subseries contains the most comprehensive documentation
of Ball's involvement in the shaping of foreign and domestic policy.
Series 1, Subseries 2, Chron Files; 1952-1993; George W. Ball Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.