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Records of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA]


(Record Group 383)
1962-82
49 cu. ft.

Table of Contents

  • 383.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 383.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF ACDA 1962-82 48 lin. ft.
  • 383.3 RECORDS OF THE GENERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT 1969-72 39 rolls of microfilm

383.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency by the Arms Control and Disarmament Act (75 Stat. 631), September 26, 1961.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • U.S. Disarmament Administration, Department of State (1960-61)
Functions: Conducts, supports, and coordinates research for arms control and disarmament policy formulation. Prepares for and manages U.S. participation in international arms control and disarmament negotiations. Prepares, operates, and directs U.S. participation in international arms control and disarmament systems.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of International Conferences, Commissions, and Expositions, RG 43. Records of the Subcommittee on Disarmament of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, in RG 46, Records of the U.S. Senate, include correspondence relating to the establishment of an arms control agency, 1956-61, and project files, 1960-62, on the economic impact of arms control. General Records of the Department of State, RG 59. Records of the United States Information Agency, RG 306.
Records of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs), in RG 330, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Records of Interdepartmental and Intradepartmental Committees (State Department), RG 353.

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Textual Records Washington Area 49 cu. ft.

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383.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF ACDA
1962-82
48 lin. ft.

History: Establishment of U.S. Disarmament Administration announced in Department of State press release, September 9, 1960. Responsible for assisting in the formulation of disarmament and arms control policy and in the negotiation of international agreements in those areas. Transferred to and absorbed by ACDA pursuant to provisions of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act (75 Stat. 638), September 26, 1961. SEE 383.1.

Textual Records: Eighteen Nation Disarmament, Committee on Disarmament, and other disarmament conference documents, 1962-82. Speeches and statements of ACDA Director Paul C. Warnke, 1977-78. Records relating to ACDA speaking engagements, 1976-78. "CPA" (Control-Public Affairs) files, including a reading file; a file on the effects of nuclear war; and Congressional, conference, media, and miscellaneous files, 1978-80. Preliminary and final copies of the official "Report of United States Observers on Inspection of Antarctic Stations, Austral Summer, 1966-67," 1967.

Related Records: Oral history interviews, in Kennedy Library, of William Chapman Foster, ACDA Director, (l96l-69), 1964 (portions closed in accordance with ACDA regulations); and Adrian Sanford Fisher, ACDA Deputy Director, (l96l-69), 1964. Oral history interviews, in Johnson Library, of Gerard C. Smith, ACDA Director, (l969-72), 1969; Adrian Sanford Fisher, 1968; and John J. Davis, Assistant Director (Weapons Evaluation and Control), (l966-70), 1969.

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383.3 RECORDS OF THE GENERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR ARMS CONTROL
AND DISARMAMENT
1969-72
39 rolls of microfilm

History: Established by the Arms Control and Disarmament Act (75 Stat. 632), September 26, 1961, to advise the President, Secretary of State, and ACDA Director on matters relating to international arms control and disarmament.

Textual Records: Security-classified microfilm copies of transcripts of meetings, October 3, 1969-December 14, 1972 (38 rolls), and of histories and principal letters of advice, 1969-72 (1 roll).

Finding Aids: Preliminary inventory in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Related Records: Oral history interviews, in Kennedy Library, of General Advisory Committee members Robert A. Lovett (1963-65), 1964; and Herbert Frank York (1962-69), 1964 (portions closed in accordance with ACDA regulations).


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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