- Series 4, Public Statements
Series 4, Public Statements
15 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: 15 boxes (2 partial)
Collection is open for research use.
Series 4, Public Statements, 1942-1994, includes interviews, oral histories,
speeches and testimony. The material is arranged in three sections: interviews,
oral histories, and speeches/testimony. An electronic index of each public
statement exists for this series. Ball was a popular speaker, actively giving
speeches before foreign and domestic groups until the month before he died. He
addressed organizations, businesses, universities, and associations on a variety
of topics. As he grew older, Ball would use the same address for different
audiences, which is evidenced in the 1980s when he used a form of his speech,
“Foreign Policy Perspectives on the 80s,” more than a dozen times. He was also a
frequent guest on the Sunday morning news programs and was generous in granting
interview requests. He testified before Congress over sixty times on a variety of
issues that included the International Development Act, the future role of NATO,
U.S.-Japanese relations, the Trade Expansion Act, SALT II, and the Persian Gulf
Series 4, Public Statements; 1942-1994; George W. Ball Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.