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), 1909-1994..

Dates: 1942-1994.

Extent: 15 boxes (2 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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 crisis.


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Preferred Citation

Series 4, Public Statements; 1942-1994; George W. Ball Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Request Checked Items
    Title Date Container
    Interviews/Speeches/Testimony Index 1967-1989 Box 129, Folder 9
    Interviews 1952-1965 Box 129, Folder 10-12
    Interviews 1966-1979 April Box 130, Folder 1-8
    Interviews 1979 June-1994 Box 131, Folder 1-6
    Miscellaneous 1971 1977 Box 131, Folder 7
    Oral History: John F. Kennedy Library 1965-1991 Box 132, Folder 1
    Lyndon B. Johnson Library 1971 1981-1983 Box 132, Folder 2
    Columbia University, Stevenson Project 1974 1979 Box 132, Folder 3
    Columbia University, Ethnic Influences on American Foreign Policy 1978-1979 Box 132, Folder 4
    United Nations 1982 Box 132, Folder 5
    University of Georgia, Dean Rusk Center 1984-1988 Box 132, Folder 6
    Speeches/Testimony: Correspondence 1952-1989 Box 132, Folder 7-9
    Speeches/Testimony 1942-1952 Box 132, Folder 10
    Speeches/Testimony 1952-1964 October Box 133, Folder 1-8
    Speeches/Testimony 1964 November-1968 March Box 134, Folder 1-9
    Speeches/Testimony 1968 April-1970 October Box 135, Folder 1-7
    Speeches/Testimony 1970 December-1972 October Box 136, Folder 1-8
    Speeches/Testimony 1973 January-1975 March Box 137, Folder 1-8
    Speeches/Testimony 1975 May-1976 June Box 138, Folder 1-8
    Speeches/Testimony 1976 September-1979 July Box 139, Folder 1-7
    Speeches/Testimony 1979 September-1983 February Box 140, Folder 1-7
    Speeches/Testimony 1983 March-1985 April Box 141, Folder 1-9
    Speeches/Testimony 1985 April-1988 Box 142, Folder 1-8
    Speeches/Testimony 1989 April-1994 Box 143, Folder 1-4
    Speeches/Testimony: Council on Foreign Relations undated Box 143, Folder 5
    Speeches/Testimony: Unidentified 1952-1970s Box 143, Folder 6

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