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Box: 5 Fold: 65 Joseph C. Grew - File from Robert A. Fearey
1941-1991

DESCRIPTION: Contains file of material collected by Robert A. Fearey for his memoirs as private secretary to Joseph C. Grew (1941-1942). Includes correspondence with J. Graham Parsons; copy of letter from Grew to John Crocker (3/3/1941); translation of Japan's declaration of war on the U.S. (12/8/1941); reprint of memorandum sent by Grew to U.S. secretary of state, Cordell Hull (August 1941) re proposals for a meeting between Prince Konoye of Japan and President Franklin D. Roosevelt; typescript of Fearey's memoir: "My Year with Ambassador Joseph C. Grew 1941-42: A Personal Account."

Box: 5 Fold: 66 Joseph C. Grew - File from Cecil B. Lyon
1932-33

DESCRIPTION: Contains file of material relating to appointment of J. Graham Parsons as private secretary to Joseph C. Grew, collected by Cecil B. Lyon and sent to Parsons.

Box: 5 Fold: 67 Joseph C. Grew - Photographs
c.1932-36

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs of Joseph C. Grew and J. Graham Parsons during years when the former was U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Box: 5 Fold: 68 Foreign Service: Application/Entrance
1935-36

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence with J. Graham Parsons regarding to his interest in applying for the U.S. Foreign Service. Includes correspondence from Cordell Hull to Allen T. Treadway (3/30/1936); and Edwin L. Neville (counselor, U.S. embassy, Japan, 1/16/1936) to Cordell Hull.

Box: 5 Fold: 69 Foreign Service: Congratulatory Correspondence
1936-37

DESCRIPTION: Contains telegrams received by J. Graham Parsons on his acceptance to the U.S. Foreign Service. Includes telegram from Joseph C. Grew.

Box: 5 Fold: 70 Foreign Service: Entrance Examination Sample Booklets
1932 & 1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains sample booklets for the U.S. Foreign Service entrance examinations for years 1932 and 1934.

Box: 5 Fold: 71 Foreign Service: Training Materials
c. 1930s

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous instructions used for the training of U.S. Foreign Service officers. Includes information about the founding of the Foreign Service School.

Box: 5 Fold: 72 Foreign Service: Newsclippings
c.1932

DESCRIPTION: Contains news article clippings re the U.S. Foreign Service, and reference to acceptance of J. Graham Parsons into the Service.

Box: 6 Fold: 1 Foreign Service: Correspondence File 1936-47
1936-47

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence relating to early years of J. Graham Parsons as a consular officer in the U.S. Foreign Service at posts abroad in Cuba (1936-38); Mukden (Manchuria), China (1938-40); Canada (1940-43), and at the State Department Division of European Affairs (1938, 1943-45, and 1945-47). Includes correspondence with family and colleagues, arranged chronologically: George Messersmith to Coert du Bois (U.S. consul general, Cuba)(1938) copy; Ellis O. Briggs (1938-40); Pierrepont Moffat (1939); William R. Langdon with typescript entitled, "The Economic Policy and Structure of Manchukuo" (1939); Joseph C. Grew (1940-45); Henry Ivison Parsons (Uncle Harry) and members of the Parsons family (1939-40); G. Howland Shaw (1942-44); Cordell Hull to James Clement Dunn (dir., Office of European Affairs) copy (1944); H. Freeman Matthews (1945); William P. Maddox (1947); Ray Atherton (1947); George D. Andrews (no date); Charles Yost (1947).

Box: 6 Fold: 2 Foreign Service: U.S.-Canadian Permanent Joint Board of Defense
1945-1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence with J. Graham Parsons relating to his work as a representative on the U.S.-Canadian Permanent Joint Board of Defense (1946-47). Includes correspondence with John Hickerson (1945); J. Kenly Bacon (1946); Saul Rae (Canadian dept. external affairs)(1947); Fiorello LaGuardia (3 TLS 1946-7); Edwin M. Bulkley (1947). Includes b/w photograph of members of the board including Parsons (Edmonton, Alberta, 1946).

Box: 6 Fold: 3 Foreign Service: U.S.-Canadian Permanent Joint Board of Defense
c.1946-47

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous printed items relating to the U.S.-Canadian Permanent Joint Board of Defense. Includes dinner menus, invitations for the commemoration of the hand-over of defense projects in northwest Canada from U.S. to Canadian army.

Box: 6 Fold: 4 Foreign Service: Travel Vouchers
c.1936-47

DESCRIPTION: Contains travel vouchers relating to work by J. Graham Parsons during early years as a U.S. Foreign Service officer.

Box: 6 Fold: 5 Foreign Service: Newsclippings
c.1936-47

DESCRIPTION: News article clippings and transcriptions relating to early years of J. Graham Parsons as a U.S. Foreign Service officer. N.B. transcripts of articles by William R. Castle (U.S. ambassador to Japan, 1929) re Japan and U.S. foreign policy: "America and Japan Must Keep Peace" (1/21/1934); "The World's Oldest Ruling Family" (no date); "What Recognition Means" (2/25/1934). Also includes part of July 21, 1934 issue of the "The China Digest" with article by William Castle: "Japan's Monroe Doctrine."

Box: 6 Fold: 6 Foreign Service - Mukden: Photographs
c.1938-40

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken during appointment of J. Graham Parsons to Mukden (Manchuria) as U.S. vice consul.

Box: 6 Fold: 7 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - James Bonbright
1967-68

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence with J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector of the U.S. Foreign Service Inspection Corps, from James Bonbright.

Box: 6 Fold: 8 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Ellis Briggs
1967-68

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence with J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector of the U.S. Foreign Service Inspection Corps, from Ellis O. Briggs.

Box: 6 Fold: 9 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Turner Cameron
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence with J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector of the U.S. Foreign Service Inspection Corps, from Turner C. Cameron, Jr. Includes news of work at the U.S. embassy in Sweden where Cameron was U.S. ambassador at this time.

Box: 6 Fold: 10 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Molly Rockwell
1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence with J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector of the U.S. Foreign Service Inspection Corps, from Molly Rockwell (Mrs. Norman Rockwell). Total: 1 TLS, 1 ALS.

Box: 6 Fold: 11 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - John Steeves
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence with J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector of the U.S. Foreign Service Inspection Corps, from John Steeves (director general, U.S. Foreign Service).

Box: 6 Fold: 12 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence A-C
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes correspondence with Willis C. Armstrong; Rolf D. Bibow; Dane Bowen w/ attached newsclipping re egg-throwing incident against U.S. ambassador Philip Tresize and other U.S. officials visiting Sweden (January 1968) when demonstrators protested U.S. involvement in Vietnam; William E. Beauchamp; William D. Boulton; Lucius Battle; S.M. Backe; Philip K. Crowe; James N. Cortada.

Box: 6 Fold: 13 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence D-F
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes correspondence with William N. Dale; A. Edward Elmendorf; Edelen Fogarty; Richard Funkhouser.

Box: 6 Fold: 14 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence G-J
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes correspondence with Richard D. Geppert; G. McMurtrie Godley; Joseph N. Greene, Jr.; William O. Hall; Robert C. Hill; Martin Hillenbrand; Lyndon B. Johnson (telegram); U. Alexis Johnson (carbon from Parsons).

Box: 6 Fold: 15 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence K-M
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes correspondence with Joseph Lumpkin; John Leddy (carbon from Parsons, 1967); Harold F. Linder; Cecil B. Lyon (carbons from Parsons, 1968); Richard D. McCarthy; Francis E. Meloy, Jr.; Eugene V. McAuliffe.

Box: 6 Fold: 16 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence N-P
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes correspondence with William M. Owen; Lawrence D. Pearson; James K. Penfield (carbon from Parsons, 1968); Avery Peterson; Leslie D. Polk; Alfred Puhan.

Box: 6 Fold: 17 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence R-T
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes correspondence with Dean Rusk; A.L. Sachar (president, Brandeis University); Max Salvadori (with articles attached re Vietnam); Hamilton Southworth; Nils K. Stahle; Charles A. Stevenson re Laos and Vietnam; Philip H. Tresize (carbon from Parsons, 1968); Margaret Tibbetts.

Box: 6 Fold: 18 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence W-Y
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes correspondence with Woodruff Wallner (carbon from Parsons, 1968); Fraser Wilkins; Shigeru Yoshida (Japanese ambassador to U.S., death announcement, 1967).

Box: 6 Fold: 19 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Correspondence Unidentified
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Correspondents not identified. Includes carbons of correspondence from Parsons.

Box: 6 Fold: 20 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Memoranda
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous memoranda received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes transcript of address by William F. Bundy on U.S. policy towards Vietnam, 1967.

Box: 6 Fold: 21 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Prince Vong Savang Visit
November 6-9, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains items relating to visit of Prince Vong Savang of Laos to the U.S. Includes menus; list of guests for receptions; program of visit and protocol information.

Box: 6 Fold: 22 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Olav V Visit
April-May 1968

DESCRIPTION: Contains program of visit by King Olav V of Norway to the U.S.

Box: 6 Fold: 23 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Mementos/Scrapbook
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous mementos relating to appointment of J. Graham Parsons as senior inspector of the Foreign Service Inspection Corps. Includes scrapbook (humorous): "Inspection Log of Calgary, October 30 through November 6, 1968."

Box: 6 Fold: 24 Foreign Service Inspection Corps - Personnel File (Parsons)
1967-69

DESCRIPTION: Personnel file for J. Graham Parsons during appointment as senior inspector for the Foreign Service Inspection Corps.

Box: 6 Fold: 25 Foreign Service Officer Selection Boards
September 19, 1967

DESCRIPTION: Confirmation letter from John M. Steeves to J. Graham Parsons as a member of the Foreign Service Officer Selection Board. Includes b/w photographs.

Box: 6 Fold: 26 Industrial College of Armed Forces - Correspondence File
1969

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. State Department advisor to the Industrial College of Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. Includes correspondence with Turner Cameron, Jr.; Elliot L. Richardson; Walter Robertson; Charles Stevenson; and transcripts of address given by Parsons in tribute to Christian A. Herter (1969).

Box: 6 Fold: 27 Industrial College of Armed Forces - Correspondence File
1970

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. State Department advisor to the Industrial College of Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. Includes correspondence with Dean Acheson; L. Dean Brown; Turner C. Cameron, Jr.; Philip K. Crowe (carbon from Parsons); Gordon H. Messegee; Forrest V. Williams.

Box: 6 Fold: 28 Industrial College of Armed Forces - Speeches
1969-70

DESCRIPTION: Transcripts of speeches and speech notes by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. State Department advisor to the Industrial College of Armed Forces.

Box: 6 Fold: 29 Industrial College of Armed Forces - Personnel File
1969-70

DESCRIPTION: Personnel file for J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S. Department of State advisor to ICAF.

Box: 6 Fold: 30 Industrial College of Armed Forces - Photographs
1969-70

DESCRIPTION: Photographs with captions taken on various occasions during appointment of J. Graham Parsons as U.S. State Department advisor to ICAF.

Box: 6 Fold: 31 U.S.-Canadian Permanent Joint Board of Defense
1963-90

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence with J. Graham Parsons during appointment as chairman, U.S. Section of the U.S.-Canadian Permanent Joint Board of Defense. Includes correspondence from Ollie Atkins.

Box: 6 Fold: 32 State Department 1970-72 - Correspondence A-C
1970-72

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during final year with the U.S. State Department and early period of retirement. Note: files relating to work with SALT in separate series. Includes correspondence with George Andrews; Willis C. Armstrong; Lucius Battle; Jacob D. Beam (carbon from Parsons, 1972); Keyes Beech (Chicago Daily News); James and Letitia Bonbright; Ellis Briggs; Winthrop G. Brown; Findley Burns, Jr.; Philip K. Crowe.

Box: 6 Fold: 33 State Department 1970-72 - Correspondence D-I
1970-72

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during final year with the U.S. State Department and early period of retirement. Note: files relating to work with SALT in separate series. Includes correspondence with Howard Donovan; Samuel R. Gammon III (carbon from Parsons, 1971); Raymond L. Garthoff; Joseph N. Greene, Jr.; William O. Hall; Loy W. Henderson; John P. Humes; Frederick Irving; John N. Irwin II.

Box: 6 Fold: 34 State Department 1970-72 - Correspondence K-P
1970-72

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during final year with the U.S. State Department and early period of retirement. Note: files relating to work with SALT in separate series. Includes correspondence with Archie Lang; Wanda Lewis; Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.; George Mishtowt; William Owen; James Penfield; Avery Peterson.

Box: 6 Fold: 35 State Department 1970-72 - Correspondence R-W
1970-72

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during final year with the U.S. State Department and early period of retirement. Note: files relating to work with SALT in separate series. Includes correspondence with William P. Rogers (carbons from Parsons 1972); Gerrard Smith; Theodore Wilkinson III (carbon from Parsons 1972).

Box: 6 Fold: 36 State Department 1970-72 - Correspondence Unidentified
1970-72

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during final year with the U.S. State Department and early period of retirement. Note: files relating to work with SALT in separate series. Correspondents not identified.

Box: 6 Fold: 37 State Department 1970-72 - Memoranda (misc.)
1970-72

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous memoranda received by J. Graham Parsons relating to State Department matters during period 1970-72.

Box: 6 Fold: 38 State Department 1970-72 - Newsclippings re Retirement
January 1972

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings of articles relating to retirement of J. Graham Parsons from U.S. Foreign Service.

Box: 6 Fold: 39 American Foreign Service Association - Correspondence
1945-46

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence file relating to the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). Includes correspondence exchanged between J. Graham Parsons and James W. Riddleburger (acting chairman, executive committee); Ellis Briggs (chairman, executive committee). Includes miscellaneous memoranda.

Box: 6 Fold: 40 American Foreign Service Association - Correspondence
1950-55

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons relating to the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). Includes correspondence with Herve J. L'Heureux; Outerbridge Horsey. Includes miscellaneous memoranda.

Box: 6 Fold: 41 American Foreign Service Association - Correspondence
1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons relating to the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). Includes correspondence with Edward W. Clark; Dr. A. Whitney Griswold (pres. Yale University); David McK. Key; Maxwell D. Taylor (chief of staff, U.S. Army). Also includes meeting agendas, minutes and miscellaneous memoranda.

Box: 6 Fold: 42 American Foreign Service Association - Correspondence
1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons relating to the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). Includes correspondence with David McK. Key; Joseph C. Satterthwaite. Also includes meeting agendas, minutes, miscellaneous memoranda.

Box: 6 Fold: 43 American Foreign Service Association - Correspondence
1960-69

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons relating to the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). Includes correspondence with Thomas S. Estes; Loy W. Henderson; David McK. Key; Thomas B. Morgan.

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