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), 1909-1994..

Dates: 1952-1993.

Extent: 11 boxes (2 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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.


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Preferred Citation

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.

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    Title Date Container
    Partial Chron Files 1942-1944 Box 100, Folder 14
    Chron Files 1952 Box 100, Folder 15
    Chron Files 1953 February-1957 June Box 101, Folder 1-8
    Chron Files 1957 July-1960 Box 102, Folder 1-8
    Chron Files 1961-1965 August Box 103, Folder 1-9
    Chron Files 1965 September-1981 April Box 104, Folder 1-9
    Chron Files 1981 May-1983 June Box 105, Folder 1-8
    Chron Files 1983 July-1985 February Box 106, Folder 1-7
    Chron Files 1985 March-1986 June Box 107, Folder 1-7
    Chron Files 1986 August-1988 October Box 108, Folder 1-7
    Chron Files 1988 November-1991 Box 109, Folder 1-9
    Chron Files 1992 January-1993 Box 110, Folder 1-5

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