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J. GRAHAM PARSONS PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 52 Tokyo 1953-6: Correspondence Unidentified
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to Tokyo, Japan. Correspondence unidentified.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Tokyo 1953-56 - Memoranda
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous memoranda and schedules of events attended.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Tokyo 1953-56 - Personnel File (Parsons)
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains personnel file for J. Graham Parsons during appointment to Japan.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Tokyo 1953-56 - Eulogy for Dick Lamb (by Parsons)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typescript of eulogy written by J. Graham Parsons for Dick Lamb, fellow Foreign Service officer serving in Japan.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Tokyo 1953-56 - American School in Japan: Commencement 1954
May to June 1954

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, commencement program, and typescript of address given by J. Graham Parsons at the American School in Japan.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Tokyo 1953-56 - Mementos
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous mementos from appointment in Tokyo.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Tokyo 1953-56 - Newsclippings/Press Releases
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings and press U.S. embassy press releases relating to Japan and U.S. diplomatic activities.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Protocol Agreement
9/28/1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs relating to the U.S.-Japanese signing of protocol for revision of Article 17 of the administrative agreement for criminal jurisdiction, October 28, 1953.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Brownson Committee
October 1953

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs relating to visit to Japan of the Government Operations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Charles B. Brownson.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: UN Forces Status Agreement
February 19, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs relating to agreement confirming status of United Nations forces in Japan, signed in Tokyo with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuo Okazaki in the presence of U.S. and other Asian country leaders including Australia and New Zealand.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement
March 8m, 1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs relating to signing of the Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement between U.S. and Japan.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: U.S. Servicemen Awards
1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs relating to presentation of certificates to U.S. servicemen who assisted after the stampede at Nijubashi Bridge, Imperial Palace, Tokyo, January 2, 1954.

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Bikini Settlement 1955
1955

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs relating to the Bikini (island) settlement between the U.S. and Japan.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Farewell to J. Graham Parsons
May 1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs relating to presentation of farewell gift to J. Graham Parsons before departure from post in Tokyo.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Parsons' Residence/Garden
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of residence and garden of J. Graham Parsons in Tokyo.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Miscellaneous
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of miscellaneous occasions (unidentified).

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Miscellaneous
1953-56

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of unidentified occasions during appointment of J. Graham Parsons in Tokyo.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Miscellaneous
1953-6

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of unidentified occasions during appointment of J. Graham Parsons to Tokyo.

Box: 1 Fold: 70 Tokyo 1953-56 - Photographs: Miscellaneous
1953-6

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of unidentified occasions during appointment of J. Graham Parsons to Tokyo.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Laos 1956 - Correspondence B-C
1956

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence with the following: Robert G. Barnes; George O. Barraclough; Keyes Beech; Max W. Bishop; W. Wendell Blancke; Ellis O. Briggs; Earle A. Cleveland; Hugh S. Cumming.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Laos 1956 - Correspondence D-F
1956

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence with the following: N. Carter de Paul (including report on U.S. Operations Mission in Laos); Jr. to W. Wendell Blancke; Virgil T. De Vault; Dr. Albertino dos Santos Matias (Portugues Legation, Thailand); Elden B. Erickson; Max Finger.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Laos 1956 - Correspondence G-J
1956

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: Marshall Green; Robert E. Haynes; Loy W. Henderson; Martin F. Herz; Herbert Hoover, Jr. (re appointment of Parsons as ambassador to Laos); Outerbridge Horsey; John D. Jernegan; James R. Johnstone; Howard P. Jones; Russell B. Jordan.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Laos 1956 - Correspondence K-P
1956

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence with the following: Eric Kocher; Sidney K. Lafoon; Earle A. Cleveland; Howard P. Mace; Robert J.G. McClurkin; Robert N. McGill; H. Freeman Matthews; William A. McFadden; Henry L. Miller; Thurston B. Morton; L. Phinit-Akson (Royal Thai ambassador to Japan).

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Laos 1956 - Correspondence R-W
1956

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence with the following: Walter S. Robertson; Eleanor W. Sandford; William Sherman; Henry Sokolove; Carl W. Strom; Adm. Felix B. Stump; Margaret Tibbetts; Charles E. Walker; Frank A. Waring.



Box: 2 Fold: 6 Laos - Correspondence Carbons (by Parsons)
10/20/1955 - 12/31/1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains chronological carbons of correspondence sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. ambassador to Laos. (Note: contents of this folder not indexed!)

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Laos 1957 - Correspondence A-C
1957

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: Joan B. Ackerman (maj. gen. U.S. Air Force); H. Gardner Ainsworth; John M. Allison; Daniel V. Anderson; Leonard L. Bacon; Jules Bassin; Donald C. Bliss; William L. Blue; James Bonbright; Peter M. Boulton; Ellis O. Briggs; C.P. Cabell (lieut. gen. U.S. Air Force); N. Carter de Paul, Jr.; Christian Chapman; Milton J. Clark; Robert G. Cleveland; Sterling J. Cottrell; Leon L. Cowles.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Laos 1957 - Correspondence D-F
1957

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: N. Carter de Paul, Jr.; Allen Dulles; Elbridge Durbrow; Andrew B. Foster.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Laos 1957 - Correspondence G-J
1957

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: Sam P. Gilstrap; G. McMurtrie Godley; Joseph C. Grew; Foster Hailey (New York Times); W.K. Harrison (lieut. gen. Caribbean Command); Loy W. Henderson; John D. Hickerson; Thomas R. Hodet; John B. Hollister; James R. Johnstone; Howard Jones; John Wesley Jones.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Laos 1957 - Correspondence K-M
1957

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: William Kelly; Ridgeway B. Knight; Eric Kocher; Sidney K. Lafoon; Mike Mansfield; Arthur Menzies (Dept. External Affairs, Canada); E.T. McNamara; Brewster H. Morris.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Laos 1957 - Correspondence N-P
1957

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: Robert Newbegin; Edward J. Nickel; Edward Page, Jr.; R.C. Partridge (maj. gen.. U.S. Army, Thailand); Howard W. Pixley.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Laos 1957 - Correspondence Q-T
1957

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: John A. Roberts; Carl A. Robbins (re Haynes M. Miller); Karl L. Rankin; G. Frederick Reinhardt; Walter S. Robertson; John Rockefeller; Joseph C. Satterthwaite; William J. Sebald; John S. Service; Horace H. Smith; Hamilton Southworth; Carl W. Strom; William C. Trimble.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Laos 1957 - Correspondence U-Y
1957

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: Thomas H. Unger; Frank Waring; Evan Wilson; Kenneth T. Young.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Laos 1957 - Memoranda
1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous memoranda and telegrams sent/received during Parsons' appointment to Laos. Includes "Instructions for Use of Form FS-315 Efficiency Report," and "Department of State Official List of Authorized Certifying Officers with Facsimile Signatures for Use of United States Disbursing Officers."

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Laos 1957 - Correspondence Carbons (by Parsons)
1/7/1957-12/30/1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains chronological carbons of correspondence sent by J. Graham Parsons.

Includes some telegrams sent to family. Note: contents of this folder are not indexed.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Laos 1958 - Correspondence
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Includes correspondence from the following: Winthrop G. Brown; William E. Fee, Jr.; Sam Gilstrap; Ichiro Ishikawa (commissioner, Atomic Energy Commission of Japan); James R. Johnstone; G.S. Messersmith.



Box: 2 Fold: 17 Laos 1956-58 - Correspondence Unidentified
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as ambassador to Laos. Correspondence unidentified.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Laos 1956-58 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
12/25/1956 & 3/10/1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Dwight D. Eisenhower accepting Parsons' resignation as ambassador to Laos. Includes printed Christmas card.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Laos 1956-58 - Christian Herter Honorary Dinner Menu
September 9, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains menu for dinner held in honor of Christian Herter, U.S. Undersecretary of State.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Laos 1956-58 - Helen Keller
September 30, 1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Helen Keller to J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Laos 1956-58 - Carl Robbins
1957-59

DESCRIPTION: Contains file regarding Carl Robbins, and work as director of U.S. Operations Mission in Laos. Includes correspondence from Howard P. Jones; Gordon H. Messegee; William M. Kelly.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Laos 1956-58 - Prince Souvanna Phouma
January 13-15, 1958

DESCRIPTION: Memoranda, scheduling lists re visit to U.S. of prime minister of Laos, Prince Souvanna Phouma.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Laos 1956-58 - Prince Souvanna Phouma: Photographs
January 13-15, 1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains photographs taken of visit to the U.S. by Prince Souvanna Phouma, premier of Laos.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Laos 1956-58 - Prince Souvanna Phouma: Clippings
January 13-15 1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings re visit to the U.S. by Prince Souvanna Phouma.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Laos 1956-58 - Briefing File
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains notes and drafts by J. Graham Parsons used to prepare briefs/reports re Laos during appointment as U.S. ambassador. Topics include: Lao civil budget 1956; foreign trade; police; reindoctrination centers; International Cooperation Administration (ICA) program in Laos.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Laos 1956-58 - Briefing File
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains notes and drafts by J. Graham Parsons used to prepare briefs/reports re Laos during appointment as U.S. ambassador. Topics include: Fairless committee briefing notes; industrialization of Laos; mutual security program; foreign trade; International Cooperation Administration program; operations coordination board report (10/9/1957); "Proposal for a National Village Development Program for Laos" (2/27/1957); military aid to Laos; Programs Evaluation Office report.

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Laos 1956-58 - Briefing File
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains notes and drafts by J. Graham Parsons used to prepare briefs/reports re Laos during appointment as U.S. ambassador. Topics include: political situation.

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Laos 1956-58 - Memoranda
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous memoranda relating to Laos appointment.

Box: 2 Fold: 29 Laos 1956-58 - Personnel File (Parsons)
1956-8

DESCRIPTION: Contains personnel file relating to Parsons' appointment to Laos.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Laos 1956-58 - Greeting Cards
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains greeting cards for Parsons family during residence in Laos.

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Laos 1956-58 - Guest Book
July 27, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains guest book kept by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. ambassador to Laos.

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Laos 1956-58 - News Bulletins
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains USIS news bulletins and issues of the Lao Presse relating to the appointment and activities of J. Graham Parsons in Laos.

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