Series 5, Telecons

18 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: 1955-1982.

Extent: 18 boxes (2 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Description

Series 5, Telecons, 1955-1982, contains logs, transcripts, and summaries of incoming and outgoing telephone calls. The incomplete set of telecons received from Ball is arranged chronologically, except for four subject files located at the end of the chronological run that focus on the Congo, the Dominican Republic, the USSR wheat deal and Vietnam. In an effort to acquire a complete set, photocopies of Ball's telecons housed at the JFK and LBJ libraries were integrated into the collection. These photocopies are arranged by subject and follow the arrangement found in each library. They are labeled with the initials of the President whose library supplied them. Researchers should be aware that not all of the telecons housed at the Presidential Libraries have been declassified. Thus, telecons deemed closed at the time of this library's request were not obtained from the Presidential Libraries.

The telecons illuminate the daily issues Ball faced, as well as what foreign and domestic problems required his immediate attention. It is also interesting to note whom Ball solicited or shared information with regarding a particular incident. The telecons indicate to whom Ball was talking, as well as the date and time the call took place. However, only the last name of the person with whom the conversation took place is listed, and it is not clear who called whom. There are brief chronological summaries of telephone conversations created for the years 1961-1966 that are useful for ascertaining information on a particular call.

Preferred Citation

Series 5, Telecons; 1955-1982; George W. Ball Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Request Checked Items
    Title Date Container
    Telephone Log 1955 Box 143, Folder 7-8
    Telephone Log 1956-1960 Box 144, Folder 1-7
    Telecon Summaries: Originals 1961 September-December Box 144, Folder 8
    Telecon Summaries: Edited Copies 1961 Box 144, Folder 9
    Telecons [Incomplete] 1961 Box 144, Folder 10
    Telecon Summaries: Originals 1962 Box 144, Folder 11
    Telecon Summaries: Edited Copies 1962 Box 145, Folder 1
    Telecons 1962 Box 145, Folder 2-9
    Telecon Summaries: Originals 1963 Box 145, Folder 10
    Telecon Summaries: Edited Copies 1963 Box 146, Folder 1
    Telecons 1963 Box 146, Folder 2
    Telecon Summaries: Originals 1964 Box 146, Folder 3
    Telecon Summaries: Edited Copies 1964 Box 146, Folder 4
    Telecons 1964 Box 146, Folder 5
    Telecon Summaries: Originals 1965 January-June Box 146, Folder 6
    Telecon Summaries: Originals/Presidential Telecon Summaries 1965 January-December Box 146, Folder 7
    Telecon Summaries: Edited Copies 1965 Box 146, Folder 8
    Telecons 1965 Box 146, Folder 9
    Telecon Summaries: Originals 1966 January-September Box 146, Folder 10
    Telecon Summaries: Edited Copies 1966 Box 146, Folder 11
    Telephone Log 1973-1979 March Box 147, Folder 1-9
    Telephone Log 1979 April-1981 Box 148, Folder 1-3
    Telephone Log [typed] 1982 Box 148, Folder 4
    Telephone Log [handwritten] 1982 Box 148, Folder 5
    Congo 1961-1964 Box 148, Folder 6-8
    Dominican Republic 1961-1964 Box 148, Folder 9
    USSR Wheat Deal 1963 September-October Box 148, Folder 10
    Vietnam I 1961 Box 148, Folder 11
    Australia (JFK) 1962 Box 149, Folder 1
    Argentina (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 2
    Alliance for Progress (JFK) 1962 Box 149, Folder 3
    Algeria (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 149, Folder 4
    AID (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 5
    Agriculture (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 6
    Balance of Payments (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 7
    Britain (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 8-9
    Brazil (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 10
    Bilderberg (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 11
    Belgium (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 12
    Ball Confirmation (JFK) 1961 Box 149, Folder 13
    British Guiana (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 14
    Bulgaria (JFK) 1962 Box 149, Folder 15
    Business Interests (JFK) 1962-1963 Box 149, Folder 16
    Cambodia (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 149, Folder 17
    Canada (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 18
    CIA (JFK) 1961 Box 149, Folder 19
    Ceylon (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 20
    Chile (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 149, Folder 21
    China (Peking) (JFK) 1962 Box 149, Folder 22
    China (Taiwan) (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 23
    Columbia (JFK) 1961 Box 149, Folder 24
    Commercial Policy (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 149, Folder 25
    Common Market (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 150, Folder 1-2
    Congo (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 150, Folder 3-7
    Congress (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 150, Folder 8-9
    Cuba (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 150, Folder 10-11
    Disarmament (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 1
    East-West Trade (JFK) 1963 Box 151, Folder 2
    ECAFE (JFK) 1961 Box 151, Folder 3
    Ecuador (JFK) 1961 Box 151, Folder 4
    EFTA (JFK) 1961 Box 151, Folder 5
    Export-Import Bank (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 6
    Finland (JFK) 1961 Box 151, Folder 7
    Foreign Aid (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 8
    France (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 9
    GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 151, Folder 10
    General (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 11
    Ghana-Volta Project (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 12
    Germany, East (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 151, Folder 13
    Germany, West (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 14-15
    Greece (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 151, Folder 16
    Guatemala (JFK) 1962 Box 151, Folder 17
    Guinea (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 151, Folder 18
    Haiti (JFK) 1963 Box 151, Folder 19
    Honduras (JFK) 1963 Box 151, Folder 20
    Hungary (JFK) 1963 Box 151, Folder 21
    ICAO (JFK) 1962 Box 151, Folder 22
    India (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 23
    Indonesia (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 151, Folder 24
    ILO (International Labour Organisation) (JFK) 1963 Box 152, Folder 1
    IMF (International Monetary Fund) (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 2
    Iran (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 3
    Iraq (JFK) 1963 Box 152, Folder 4
    Israel (JFK) 1962-1963 Box 152, Folder 5
    Italy (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 6
    Japan (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 7
    Jordan (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 8
    Kenya (JFK) 1962 Box 152, Folder 9
    Kitchen Committee (JFK) 1961 Box 152, Folder 10
    Korea (JFK) 1963 Box 152, Folder 11
    Kuwait (JFK) 1963 Box 152, Folder 12
    Laos (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 13
    Latin America (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 14
    Lebanon (JFK) 1962 Box 152, Folder 15
    Libya (JFK) 1962 Box 152, Folder 16
    Malaysia (JFK) 1963 Box 152, Folder 17
    Mexico (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 18
    Military Aid (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 152, Folder 19
    Miscellaneous (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 20
    Mozambique (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 21
    Multilateral Force (MLF) (JFK) 1963 Box 152, Folder 22
    Netherlands (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 152, Folder 23
    New Zealand (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 24
    Nigeria (JFK) 1961 Box 152, Folder 25
    Nixon, Richard M. (JFK) 1961 Box 152, Folder 26
    NATO (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 27
    Okinawa (JFK) 1961 Box 152, Folder 28
    OECD (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 29
    Pakistan (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 152, Folder 30
    Palestine Refugees (JFK) 1961 Box 152, Folder 31
    Panama (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 153, Folder 1
    Peace Corps (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 153, Folder 2
    People and Positions (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 153, Folder 3-4
    Peru (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 153, Folder 5
    Peterson, Howard (Trade Legislation) (JFK) 1961 Box 153, Folder 6
    Philippines (JFK) 1963 Box 153, Folder 7
    Poland (JFK) 1962 Box 153, Folder 8
    Portugal (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 153, Folder 9
    Puerto Rico (JFK) 1962 Box 153, Folder 10
    Reorganization of Foreign Assistance (JFK) 1961 Box 153, Folder 11
    Rwanda, Urundi (JFK) 1962 Box 153, Folder 12
    Satellite Bill (JFK) 1962 Box 153, Folder 13
    Saudi Arabia (JFK) 1963 Box 153, Folder 14
    Shipping (JFK) 1961 Box 153, Folder 15
    South Africa (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 153, Folder 16
    Spain (JFK) 1963 Box 153, Folder 17
    Steel Price Crisis (JFK) 1962 Box 153, Folder 18
    Sudan (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 153, Folder 19
    Sugar (JFK) 1960-1963 Box 153, Folder 20
    Sweden (JFK) 1962 Box 153, Folder 21
    Syria (JFK) 1961 Box 153, Folder 22
    Tanzania (JFK) 1963 Box 153, Folder 23
    Tariff Commission (JFK) 1962 Box 153, Folder 24
    Tax Bill (JFK) 1961-1962 Box 153, Folder 25
    Textiles (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 153, Folder 26
    Thailand (JFK) 1962-1963 Box 154, Folder 1
    Third World (JFK) 1961 Box 154, Folder 2
    Togo (JFK) 1963 Box 154, Folder 3
    Trade, General (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 154, Folder 4-5
    Trade, Legislation (JFK) 1962-1963 Box 154, Folder 6-9
    Trinidad (JFK) 1962 Box 154, Folder 10
    Trust Territories (JFK) 1961 Box 154, Folder 11
    Tunisia (JFK) 1961 Box 154, Folder 12
    Turkey (JFK) 1962-1963 Box 154, Folder 13
    United Arab Republic (UAR) (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 154, Folder 14
    United Nations (JFK) 1962-1963 Box 154, Folder 15
    USSR (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 154, Folder 16-18
    US and Europe (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 155, Folder 1
    Venezuela (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 155, Folder 2
    Vietnam (JFK) 1962-1963 Box 155, Folder 3
    Yemen (JFK) 1963 Box 155, Folder 4
    Yugoslavia (JFK) 1961-1963 Box 155, Folder 5
    A-Tests (LBJ) 1966 Box 155, Folder 6
    Africa, General (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 155, Folder 7
    AID (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 155, Folder 8
    Agriculture (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 155, Folder 9-10
    Algeria (LBJ) 1965-1966 Box 155, Folder 11
    Alliance for Progress (LBJ) 1964 Box 155, Folder 12
    Argentina (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 155, Folder 13
    Australia (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 155, Folder 14
    Ball, George Departure (LBJ) 1966 Box 155, Folder 15
    Belgium (LBJ) 1966 Box 155, Folder 16
    Balance of Payments (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 155, Folder 17
    Beef (LBJ) 1964 Box 155, Folder 18
    Bilderberg (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 155, Folder 19
    Bolivia (LBJ) 1963 Box 155, Folder 20
    Brazil (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 155, Folder 21
    Britain (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 155, Folder 22-23
    British Guiana (LBJ) 1964 Box 155, Folder 24
    Burma (LBJ) 1966 Box 155, Folder 25
    Burundi (LBJ) 1965 Box 155, Folder 26
    Business Interests (LBJ) 1964 Box 155, Folder 27
    Cambodia (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 155, Folder 28
    Canada (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 155, Folder 29-30
    Ceylon (LBJ) 1965 Box 156, Folder 1
    Chile (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 156, Folder 2
    China (Peking) (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 156, Folder 3
    China (Taiwan) (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 156, Folder 4
    Colombia (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 156, Folder 5
    Commercial Policy (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 156, Folder 6
    Common Market II (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 156, Folder 7
    Congo (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 156, Folder 8-9
    Congress (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 156, Folder 10-13
    Costa Rica (LBJ) 1964 Box 156, Folder 14
    Cuba II (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 156, Folder 15
    Cyprus I (LBJ) 1964 February-May Box 156, Folder 16
    Cyprus, Pre-Cyprus Trip (LBJ) 1964 January-February Box 156, Folder 17
    Disarmament (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 156, Folder 18
    Dominican Republic (LBJ) 1965 April-June Box 156, Folder 19
    Dominican Republic II (LBJ) 1965 September-1966 Box 157, Folder 1
    East-West Trade (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 2
    EFTA (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 3
    Ethiopia (LBJ) 1964 Box 157, Folder 4
    Export-Import Bank (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 5
    Foreign Aid (DLF) (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 6
    France (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 7-8
    General I (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 157, Folder 9-10
    GATT (LBJ) 1964 Box 157, Folder 11
    Germany, East (LBJ) 1964 Box 157, Folder 12
    Germany, West II (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 157, Folder 13
    Ghana/Volta Project (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 14
    Greece (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 15
    Haiti (LBJ) 1965 Box 157, Folder 16
    Honduras (LBJ) 1963 Box 157, Folder 17
    Hungary (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 18
    India (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 157, Folder 19
    Indonesia (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 157, Folder 20
    ILO (LBJ) 1966 Box 157, Folder 21
    Iran (LBJ) 1965-1966 Box 157, Folder 23
    Israel (LBJ) 1964-1965 1975 Box 157, Folder 24
    Italy (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 157, Folder 25
    Japan (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 157, Folder 26
    Johnson, Lyndon B., First Steps (LBJ) 1963 Box 158, Folder 1
    Jordan (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 158, Folder 2
    Kennedy, John F., Funeral Arrangements (LBJ) 1963 Box 158, Folder 3
    “Kennedy Round” (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 158, Folder 4
    Kenya (LBJ) 1964 Box 158, Folder 5
    Laos (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 158, Folder 6
    Latin America (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 158, Folder 7
    Libya (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 158, Folder 8
    Malaysia (LBJ) 1965 Box 158, Folder 9
    Miscellaneous (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 158, Folder 10
    MLF (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 158, Folder 11-12
    New Zealand (LBJ) 1963-1964 Box 158, Folder 13
    Nigeria (LBJ) 1965 Box 158, Folder 14
    NATO (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 158, Folder 15-16
    OAU (Organization for African Unity) (LBJ) 1964 Box 158, Folder 17
    OECD (LBJ) 1965 Box 158, Folder 18
    Oswald, Lee Harvey (LBJ) 1963-1964 Box 158, Folder 19
    Outer Mongolia (LBJ) 1966 Box 158, Folder 20
    Pakistan (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 158, Folder 21
    Panama (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 158, Folder 22
    Peace Corps (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 158, Folder 23
    People and Positions (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 158, Folder 24-26
    Philippines (LBJ) 1965-1966 Box 158, Folder 27
    Poland (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 158, Folder 28
    Portugal (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 158, Folder 29
    Presidential Telecons (LBJ) 1965-1966 Box 158, Folder 30
    Rumania (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 158, Folder 31
    Saudi Arabia (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 158, Folder 32
    Singapore (LBJ) 1965 Box 158, Folder 33
    South Africa (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 159, Folder 1
    South Rhodesia (LBJ) 1965-1966 Box 159, Folder 2
    Spain (LBJ) 1964 Box 159, Folder 3
    Tanzania (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 159, Folder 4
    Textiles II (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 159, Folder 5
    Thailand (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 159, Folder 6
    Trade II (Including Oil in General, Textiles Removed to Own File) (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 159, Folder 7
    Trade Legislation, etc. III (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 159, Folder 8
    Tunisia (Bizerte) (LBJ) 1965-1966 Box 159, Folder 9
    Turkey (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 159, Folder 10
    UAR (United Arab Republic) (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 159, Folder 11
    US and Europe (General) (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 159, Folder 12
    USSR (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 159, Folder 13-14
    Venezuela (LBJ) 1963-1966 Box 159, Folder 15
    Vietnam (LBJ) 1962-1965 Box 159, Folder 16-20
    Vietnam (LBJ) 1966 Box 160, Folder 1-2
    Yemen (LBJ) 1964-1966 Box 160, Folder 3
    Yugoslavia (LBJ) 1963-1965 Box 160, Folder 4
    Zambia (LBJ) 1964-1965 Box 160, Folder 5
    Zanzibar (LBJ) 1964 Box 160, Folder 6