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..
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.