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J. GRAHAM PARSONS PAPERS
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Box: 3 Fold: 26 Far Eastern Affairs 1960 - Correspondence G-I
1960

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: Arthur Z. Gardner; Sam Gilstrap; Marshall Green (carbon from Parsons); Windsor Hackler; Loy W. Henderson; Julius C. Holmes; Stanley K. Hornbeck.



Box: 3 Fold: 27 Far Eastern Affairs 1960 - Correspondence J-L
1960

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: U. Alexis Johnson (carbons from Parsons); Dato'Nik Ahmed Kamil (ambassador of Malaya); Thanat Khoman (minister of foreign affairs, Thailand), carbons from Parsons; Nobusaka Kishi (prime minister of Japan); Ridgway Knight; William F. Knowland (attaching offprint of his article: "Should the U.S. Recognize Red China? No!"); Henry L.T. Koren (carbon from Parsons); Zentaro Kosaka (minister of foreign affairs, Japan), carbon from Parsons); Wolf Ladejinsky; Truong-vinh Le (pres., national assembly, Vietnam); William Leonhart; Do Vang Ly (consul general of Vietnam, New Delhi), carbon from Parsons; Cecil Lyon.



Box: 3 Fold: 28 Far Eastern Affairs 1960 - Correspondence M-R
1960

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: William P. Maddox; Vu Van Mau (minister of foreign affairs, Vietnam), carbon from Parsons; John A. McVickar; Calvin E. Mehlert; Livingston Merchant re Parsons' official notice of resignation to Pres. Eisenhower; Brewster H. Morris; Acosta Nichols; Howard L. Parsons; James Granum Parsons; Donald L. Ranard; George W. Renchard; Walter Robertson; Carlos P. Romulo (ambassador of the Philippines).



Box: 3 Fold: 29 Far Eastern Affairs 1960 - Correspondence S-Y
1960

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: Alejo S. Santos (secretary of national defense, Philippines), carbon from Parsons; Katsuo Sato (governor Nagasaki prefecture, Japan), carbon from Parsons; William J. Sebald; Horace H. Smith; Hamilton Southworth; J.W. Stilwell (dep. com. gen., XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg) enclosing printed souvenir photograph booklet of Parsons' visit to Fort Bragg 8/3/1960); Sarit Thanarat (prime minister of Thailand) carbon from Parsons; Henry de Torrente (ambassador of Switzerland); William C. Trimble; L. Rohe Walter; Joseph W. Yager; George K.C. Yeh (Chinese ambassador); Kenneth Young.



Box: 3 Fold: 30 Far Eastern Affairs 1961 - Correspondence A-E
1961

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: William D. Boulton; Arleigh Burke; Homer Byington; R.L.G. Challis (New Zealand consulate general); Everett Drumbright (carbon from Parsons).



Box: 3 Fold: 31 Far Eastern Affairs 1961 - Correspondence G-J
1961

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, State Department. Includes correspondence with the following: carbon from Brooks Hays to Sen. James W. Fulbright re nomination of U. Alexis Johnson to position of assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs; Alexander S.C. Fuller; Joseph N. Greene, Jr.; Windsor Gregory Hackler; A.D.P. Heeney (ambassador of Canada) carbon from Parsons; Julius Holmes; U. Alexis Johnson; Howard P. Jones.

Box: 3 Fold: 32 Far Eastern Affairs 1961 - Correspondence K-P
1961

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs. Includes correspondence with Dr. Yi-seng Kiang (Chinese minister); William Leonhart; Walter McConaughy; William P. Maddox; John Gordon Mein; Roy M. Melbourne.

Box: 3 Fold: 33 Far Eastern Affairs 1961 - Correspondence R-z
1961

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs. Includes correspondence with Walter S. Robertson; William J. Sebald; Gerard C. Smith; William P. Snow; Hamilton Southworth; Lorenzo Sumulong (Philipine senate); Gengo Suzuki (exec. dir. Intl. Monetary Fund); William C. Trimble; John Hay Whitney; Evan M. Wilson; Owen Zurhellen.



Box: 3 Fold: 34 Far Eastern Affairs 1958-61 - Correspondence Unidentified
1958-61

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs. Correspondence not identified.



Box: 3 Fold: 35 Far Eastern Affairs - Career Ambassador/Minister Reports
1958-60

DESCRIPTION: Contains reports on career ambassadors/ministers in the division of Far Eastern Affairs prepared by J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 3 Fold: 36 Far Eastern Affairs - Memoranda
1958-61

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous memoranda received by J. Graham Parsons relating to his offices as deputy assistant and assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs. Memos include Parsons' appointment; Japan Trade Mission (3/13/1958); Authority and Responsibilities of Chiefs of Mission (11/14/1960); Mutual Security Program (11/18/1960); White House press release re meeting between John F. Kennedy and Keith J. Holyoake, prime minister of New Zealand (3/3/1961); memo by Parsons re U.S. policy towards China (3/31/1961); memo by Parsons re NATO and U.S. policies towards underdeveloped areas (n.d.).

Box: 3 Fold: 37 Far East Tour 1959 - Itinerary/Memoranda
April-May 1959

DESCRIPTION: Various itineraries and memoranda concerning tour of Far East by J. Graham Parsons as assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs.

Box: 3 Fold: 38 Far East Tour 1959 - Cambodia: Itinerary/misc.
April 28-30, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Itinerary for tour visit of Cambodia by J. Graham Parsons. Includes official invitations to functions/receptions.

Box: 3 Fold: 39 Far East Tour 1959 - Cambodia: Photographs
April 28-30, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken during visit by J. Graham Parsons of Phnom Penh, forwarded with TLS by colleague William Trimble (8/9/1983).

Box: 3 Fold: 40 Far East Tour 1959 - Cambodia: Photographs
April 28-30, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains album of b/w photographs taken of visit to Cambodia by J. Graham Parsons as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs.

Box: 3 Fold: 41 Far East Tour 1959 - Cambodia: Photographs
April 28-30, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous b/w photographs taken of visit to Cambodia by J. Graham Parsons as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs.

Box: 3 Fold: 42 Far East Tour 1959 - Japan: Itinerary/Memos
May 6-8, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains itinerary and memoranda concerning visit to Japan by J. Graham Parsons and Marshall Green (regional planning advisor).

Box: 3 Fold: 43 Far East Tour 1959 - Japan: Miscellaneous/Clippings
Mary 6-8, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous newsclippings and invitations concerning visit to Japan by J. Graham Parsons as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs.

Box: 3 Fold: 44 Far East Tour 1959 - Korea
May 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken during visit to Korea by J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 3 Fold: 45 Far East Tour 1959 - Laos: Miscellaneous
April 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains itinerary for visit to Laos by J. Graham Parsons. Also includes souvenir programs for visit to civic action operations and a Laotian New Year's celebration.

Box: 3 Fold: 46 Far East Tour 1959 - Taipei: Miscellaneous
May 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous items from visit to Taipei by J. Graham Parsons. Includes press clippings regarding Parsons' view on the two Chinas. Also, official printed invitations from Taiwan dignitaries including Gen. Chiang Kai-shek.

Box: 3 Fold: 47 Far East Tour 1959 - Taipei: Photographs
May 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken at tea party given by Gen. Chiang Kai-shek for the U.S. military and other guests including J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 3 Fold: 48 Far East Tour 1959 - Thailand: Photographs
April 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs with captions taken during visit to Bangkok, Thailand by J. Graham Parsons. Shots include Thai foreign minister Thanat Koman and U. Alexis Johnson, U.S. ambassador to Thailand.

Box: 3 Fold: 49 Far East Tour 1959 - Thailand: Programme of Visit by Parsons
April 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains souvenir "Programme of the Visit to Thailand of His Excellency Monsieur J.G. Parsons, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs." April 20-22, 1959.

Box: 3 Fold: 50 Far East Tour 1959 - Thailand: Newsclippings (in Thai)
April 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains articles from Thai newspapers regarding visit by J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 3 Fold: 51 Far East Tour 1959 - Newsclippings
April-May 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings relating to tour of Far Eastern countries taken by J. Graham Parsons in spring 1959.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 Far Eastern Affairs - Japan: Crown Prince Akihito Visit to U.S.
September 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains items related to the visit of Japan's Crown Prince Akihito to the U.S. Includes official printed program of the visit; 4 b/w photographs and 1 large color photograph.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 Far Eastern Affairs - Japan: Treaty of Mutual Coop. & Security
January 19, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains material relating to U.S. visit by Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi to sign the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. Includes copy of signed declaration by Dwight D. Eisenhower appointing U.S. representatives including Christian Herter (U.S. Secretary of State) and J. Graham Parsons (assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs). Also includes itineraries/schedules of events, copies of the treaty, and official invitation to the signing.

Box: 4 Fold: 3 Far Eastern Affairs - Japan: Treaty of Mutual Coop. & Security
1962 & 1990

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to J. Graham Parsons from Robert A. Fearey (Japanese Affairs, East Asian Affairs, U.S.State Department) re the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security signed by Japan and the U.S. (1960). Also includes correspondence with Parsons from the NHK-Japan Broadcasting Corporation re an interview with Parsons on the treaty.

Box: 4 Fold: 4 Far Eastern Affairs - Japan: Treaty of Mutual Coop. & Security
January 19, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken of the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security by Japan and the U.S. Includes shots of Japanese dignitaries such as Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, as well as Dwight D. Eisenhower, and other U.S. officials, Christian Herter and J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 4 Fold: 5 Far Eastern Affairs - Japan: Treaty of Mutual Coop. & Security
January 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings relating to the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security by Japan and the U.S.

Box: 4 Fold: 6 Far Eastern Affairs - Japan/U.S. Commemorative Stamp
1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Koichiro Asakai (Japanese embassy) to J. Graham Parsons forwarding photographs taken during dedication ceremony of the the U.S.-Japan Commemorative Stamp. Includes a souvenir album of the stamp.

Box: 4 Fold: 7 Far Eastern Affairs - Japan: Economic Relations with U.S.
March-May 1962

DESCRIPTION: Contains memorandum from Averell Harriman and 2 reports on U.S. economic relations with Japan.

Box: 4 Fold: 8 Far Eastern Affairs - Laos: Country Team Memos
1959-60

DESCRIPTION: Contains file of memoranda from country team in Laos detailing problems relating to U.S. policy/operation in Laos vis a vis rival leaderships headed by royalist and country premier Prince Souvanna Phouma and right-wing rebel Gen. Phoumi Nosavan. Includes memos & reports from Horace Smith (U.S. ambassador to Laos, 1960); and John M. Steeves (deputy asst. secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs, 1960).

Box: 4 Fold: 9 Far Eastern Affairs - Laos: Notes
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph notes by J. Graham Parsons on Laos.

Box: 4 Fold: 10 Far Eastern Affairs - Laos: Paper by Gordon Rhea
1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains letter from Gordon C. Rhea enclosing paper entitled, "The Effect of American Intervention on Laotian Politics 1954-1960."

Box: 4 Fold: 11 Far Eastern Affairs - Newsclippings re Laos Corruption Charges
June 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings re charges of corruption in U.S. foreign aid to Laos.

Box: 4 Fold: 12 Far Eastern Affairs - Laos: Newsclippings
1961-90

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings re Laos.

Box: 4 Fold: 13 Far Eastern Affairs - Baguio, Philippines: Chiefs of Mission Conf.
March 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains items relating to the Chiefs of Mission conference attended by J. Graham Parsons in Baguio, Philippines. Includes participants list; name badge; newsclippings.

Box: 4 Fold: 14 Far Eastern Affairs - SEATO Conference, New Zealand
April 9, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains name badge, luncheon menu, and news items relating to a conference in New Zealand of members of the South-east Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO) attended by J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 4 Fold: 15 Far Eastern Affairs - SEATO Conference, Washington, D.C.
May 31, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains programs for opening session and commemorative stamp ceremony for the SEATO conference held in Washington, D.C., May 31, 1960. Includes ommemorative stamp album, 3 b/w photographs, and journal article.

Box: 4 Fold: 16 Far Eastern Affairs - "The Ugly American" by W.J. Lederer
November 1958-July 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence concerning the publication of "The Ugly American" by William J. Lederer (New York: Norton, 1958), a novel that criticizes U.S. foreign policy in Asia. Includes book reviews and references in news articles.

Box: 4 Fold: 17 Far Eastern Affairs - Miscellaneous Studies
1961, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Paper entitled, "Thoughts on the Far East" by Alfred Jenkins (1961). Also, transcript of talk by William P. Bundy on Vietnam (1967).



Box: 4 Fold: 18 Far Eastern Affairs - Personnel File (Parsons)
April 1958

DESCRIPTION: Personnel file for J. Graham Parsons relating to appointment as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, State Department.

Box: 4 Fold: 19 Far Eastern Affairs - Awards/Appointments
April 1958

DESCRIPTION: Contains U.S. State Department awards ceremony program for meritorious service (April 2, 1958); newsclippings and photograph of appointment of career ministers, including J. Graham Parsons.

Box: 4 Fold: 20 Far Eastern Affairs - Newsclippings/News releases
1958-1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings relating to J. Graham Parsons as deputy assistant and later, assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs. Includes State Department news releases concerning his appointment to those positions.

Box: 4 Fold: 21 Far Eastern Affairs - Photographs: Visit by H. Imai (Japan)
May 20, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of visit by Mr. H. Imai, Japanese deputy director of defense to J. Graham Parsons, deputy assistant secretary of Far Eastern Affairs.

Box: 4 Fold: 22 Far Eastern Affairs - Photographs: Swearing-in Ceremony (Parsons)
July 2, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of swearing-in ceremony for J. Graham Parsons as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs.

Box: 4 Fold: 23 Far Eastern Affairs - Photographs: Chinese Delegation Visit
November 12, 1959

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of visit to J. Graham Parsons, Far Eastern Affairs, from three Chinese officials.

Box: 4 Fold: 24 Far Eastern Affairs - Photographs: Indonesian Embassy Reception
April 21, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photograph of Margaret Parsons at Indonesian embassy reception.

Box: 4 Fold: 25 Far Eastern Affairs - Photographs: Romulo-Snyder Agreement
March 27, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of signing of the Romulo-Snyder agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines, represented by J. Graham Parsons and Philippines ambassador Eduardo Quintero.

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