ΟΙ ΚΑΤΑΛΟΓΟΙ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΑΣΧΟΝΤΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΛΕΣΧΗ BILDERBERG ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΕΤΟΣ 1954 ΜΕΧΡΙ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ 2007 ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΑΡΧΕΙΑ George W. Ball
Posted by satyrikon στο Φεβρουαρίου 10, 2008
Γιά την ενημέρωση σας παρουσιάζουμε περίληψη του περιεχομένου των αρχείων του George W.Ball Υφυπουργού Εξωτερικών των Κυβερνήσεων Κένεντυ και Τζόνσον.
Μέσα σε αυτά τα αρχεία περιλαμβάνονται και οι κατάλογοι των συμμετασχόντων στις συναντήσεις της Λέσχης Bilderberg απο το έτος 1954(έτος ίδρυσης) μέχρι και το έτος 1992.
Επίσης υπάρχουν και οι κατάλογοι για τα έτη 1993 μέχρι και 2007 απο άλλες πηγές.
This collection documents the private and public life of American lawyer and diplomat George W. Ball. Ball served as counsel in the Lend-Lease Administration and the Foreign Economic Administration from 1942-44. In 1961, he became Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. Ball then served as Under Secretary of State from 1961 to 1966 under both presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Ball played a key role in both administrations. An expert in economic foreign policy, he was instrumental in developing U.S. foreign aid and foreign trade policy. While his tenure as undersecretary of state is most noted for his vociferous opposition to the Vietnam War, other highlights include participating in Kennedy’s inner sanctum during the Cuban Missile Crisis, negotiating a wheat deal with the Soviets, attending National Security Council meetings, brokering an international textile agreement, and serving as a mediator of crises in Cyprus, Pakistan, the Congo, and the Dominican Republic. The George W. Ball Papers contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, telecons, minutes, appointment books, writings, scrapbooks, clippings, financial information, and legal documents. This is an outstanding collection for research in diplomatic history and foreign policy particularly during the Cold War and the Vietnam War eras.
Series 1, Correspondence, 1916-1994, chronicles Ball’s life from childhood to death.
Series 1, Subseries 1, Subject Files, 1916-1994, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, manuscripts, speeches, press releases, and publications, and is filed alphabetically by author or subject. Ball’s careers are well documented in this subseries, including his work on the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, which included the interrogation of Albert Speer, his years spent at Cleary, Gottlieb, his international banking experience gained at Lehman Brothers, and his work with Jean Monnet on European integration. The seventeen memoranda Ball wrote outlining his opposition to the Vietnam War are also included in this subseries. The relationships Ball developed with various colleagues are documented here as well. Correspondents include Adlai Stevenson, ArthurSchlesinger, Jr., Wilson Wyatt, John Kenneth Galbraith and Eugene Rostow, Dean Rusk, Dean Acheson, W. Michael Blumenthal, William P. Bundy, Nicholas Katzenbach, J. Robert Schaetzel and George S. Springsteen. Also detailed is Ball’s involvement in numerous organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the highly secretive Bilderberg Group, which was established to foster frank, confidential discussions between Europeans and North Americans on current issues affecting foreign affairs and the international economy.
Series 1, Subseries 2, Chron Files, 1952-1993, contains the most comprehensive documentation of Ball’s involvement in the shaping of foreign and domestic policy. This subseries largely contains outgoing correspondence and memoranda, although there is some incoming correspondence during his tenure as Under Secretary 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.
Series 2, Appointments, 1945-1994, contains appointment books, desk and pocket calendars, and billing logs. Series 3, Writings, 1933-1994, is divided into two subseries. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder.
Series 3, Subseries 1, Books, 1945-1993, includes correspondence, lists, reviews, clippings, reference material and drafts for Ball’s five published books and one unpublished work. His published works include Diplomacy for a Crowded World, Discipline of Power, Error and Betrayal in Lebanon, Passionate Attachment, and The Past Has Another Pattern. His unpublished work focused on the evolution of the Schuman Plan.
Series 3, Subseries 2, Articles and Miscellaneous Writings, 1933-1994, contains articles, readers’ comments, book jacket blurbs, college and law school papers, essays, forewords, letters to the editor, a memorandum, and poems. A prolific writer, Ball produced more than 270 articles during his lifetime for a variety of domestic and foreign publications. During the early 1970s, Ball wrote a guest columnist series for Newsweek. These articles focused largely on foreign policy and tackled such issues as Biafra’s loss of independence, the Nixon doctrine, the Middle East, and the realities of a settlement in Vietnam. Ball was not afraid to write on difficult subjects and received a large amount of mail from readers who disagreed with his stated positions. An electronic index exists for this subseries.
Series 4, Public Statements, 1942-1994, includes interviews, oral histories, speeches, and testimony. Ball was a popular speaker; he addressed organizations, businesses, universities, and associations and was also a frequent guest on the Sunday morning news programs. He testified before Congress more than 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. An electronic index of each public statement exists for this series.
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. 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.