Contents and Arrangement

Kennan, George, 1982 August 26

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged alphabetically by interviewee.

Collection History


No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2009 or 2012.


These papers were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Processing Information

This collection was first processed by Adriane Hanson in March 2009. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in March 2009 and updated by Maureen Callahan on April 16, 2013 to incorporate a January 2012 accession. Interview transcripts were interfiled alphabetically with Series 1, mp3 recordings were incorporated alphabetically in Series 2, and CDs were copied to web-based storage at this time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This interview is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Series 2: Interview Recordings (Box 2) contains 40 audio cassette tapes and 65 CDs.

Credit this material:

Kennan, George; John Lewis Gaddis Papers on George F. Kennan, MC256, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

A collection at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the John Gaddis Papers on George Kennan is the George F. Kennan Papers. The Mudd Manuscript Library also has numerous other collections related to the Cold War and to United States diplomacy which can be located by selecting the subject "Cold War" or "Diplomacy" on the Princeton University Finding Aids Website.


The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Documenting the Cold War: John Lewis Gaddis," by Meredith Hindley. Humanities, vol 27, no 1, January/February 2006. "John Lewis Gaddis," Marquis Who's Who Online. Accessed March 17, 2009. "John Lewis Gaddis," Yale University History Department webpage. Accessed March 17, 2009.

United States. Foreign Service
Institute for advanced study Princeton, N.J.
Gaddis, John Lewis
Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005