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J. GRAHAM PARSONS PAPERS
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Box: 2 Fold: 33 Laos 1956-58 - Newsclippings
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains newspaper clippings relating to Laos and to J. Graham Parsons during appointment as U.S, ambassador.

Box: 2 Fold: 34 Laos - Photographs: Arrival of J. Graham Parsons
1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken on arrival of J. Graham Parsons in Laos as U.S. ambassador.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Laos - Photographs: Ambassadorial Swearing-in (Parsons)
June 22, 1956

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken during swearing-in ceremony of J. Graham Parsons as ambassador to Laos.

Box: 2 Fold: 36 Laos - Photographs: Royal Wedding
1957

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs and printed photo collage taken of a wedding in the Laotian royal family.

Box: 2 Fold: 37 Laos - Photographs: Miscellaneous
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photographs taken on miscellaneous unidentified occasions.

Box: 2 Fold: 38 Far Eastern Affairs - James Bonbright
4/22/1958-12/28/1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to J. Graham Parsons from James Bonbright. (For further Bonbright correspondence, see also Personal Correspondence Individuals Series).

Box: 2 Fold: 39 Far Eastern Affairs - Ellis O. Briggs
2/20/1958-8/22/1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, from Ellis O. Briggs.

Box: 2 Fold: 40 Far Eastern Affairs - John Foster Dulles
5/24/1959 & 12/6/1960

DESCRIPTION: Contains death announcement; order of events/schedule for funeral of John Foster Dulles. Includes 2 commemorative stamp mementos.

Box: 2 Fold: 41 Far Eastern Affairs - Elbridge Durbrow
7/23/1958-2/20/1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, from Elbridge Durbrow. Includes photographs taken of Parsons meeting with President Diem (Vietnam) attached to letter of 4/4/1960; and of Parsons meeting with Truong Vinh Le, president of national assembly (Vietnam) attached to letter of 12/9/1960. Also enclosed with 12/9/1960 is a letter to Parsons from Vietnamese secretary of state for foreign affairs, Vu Van Mau (12/6/1960).

Box: 2 Fold: 42 Far Eastern Affairs - Dwight D. Eisenhower
December 20, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, from Dwight D. Eisenhower, writing in appreciation of Parsons' service as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs.

Box: 2 Fold: 43 Far Eastern Affairs - Robert Estabrook
April 5 & 18, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, from Robert Estabrook, editor of The Washington Post editorial page, re U.S. aid policy in Laos. Includes draft copy of Parsons' rebuttal.



Box: 2 Fold: 44 Far Eastern Affairs - Porter Hardy Committee (File 1)
May-June 1959

DESCRIPTION: File containing correspondence/memoranda relating to investigative report by the Porter Hardy Committee, House of Representatives, re U.S. aid to Laos, submitted in the wake of criticism from U.S. press of mismanagement by the U.S. Operations Mission to Laos. File includes information relating to Haynes Miller, U.S. official in Laos who resigned during the investigation.

Box: 2 Fold: 45 Far Eastern Affairs - Porter Hardy Committee (File 2)
May-June 1959

DESCRIPTION: File containing items relating to the Porter Hardy Committee report on U.S. aid operations in Laos, and the ensuing dispute between the U.S. State Department and Hardy over charges of mismanagement and subsequent resignation of Haynes Miller, an end-use auditor with the International Cooperation Administration in Laos. Items as follows: 1. U.S. Aid Operations in Laos, seventh report by the Committee on Government Operations (6/15/1959); 2. Comments by the Department of State and ICA on the Report of the House Committee on Government Operations "United States Aid Operations in Laos" (6/15/1959); 3-8. press conference transcript, clippings.

Box: 2 Fold: 46 Far Eastern Affairs - Loy Henderson
10/13/1958-8/20/1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, to Loy Henderson relating to appointments in the Far East.

Box: 2 Fold: 47 Far Eastern Affairs - John D. Hickerson
9/9/1959-3/30/1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, from John D. Hickerson. Includes copies of memoranda from both Parsons and Hickerson to Loy Henderson. All relating to personnel appointments.

Box: 2 Fold: 48 Far Eastern Affairs - John F. Kennedy
February 8, 1961

DESCRIPTION: Invitation card and typed directions to reception held by President and Mrs. Kennedy.

Box: 2 Fold: 49 Far Eastern Affairs - Douglas MacArthur II
4/28/1958-2/17/1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, from Douglas MacArthur II. Includes carbon from Parsons to Mrs. MacArthur. Also correspondence from exchanged with Loy Henderson. All regarding personnel appointments.



Box: 2 Fold: 50 Far Eastern Affairs - Walter P. McConaughy
4/15/1959-7/13/1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by J. Graham Parsons during appointment to the Office of Far Eastern Affairs, State Department, from Walter P. McConaughy regarding activities at his posts as U.S. ambassador to Burma and Korea.

Box: 2 Fold: 51 Far Eastern Affairs - Edward T. McNamara
1/17/1961-3/22/1963

DESCRIPTION: File relating to the Porter Hardy Committee report (see folder 2:44-2:45), specifically pertaining to Edward T. McNamara, public works officer at U.S. Operations Mission in Laos, accused of accepting bribes. Includes statements by J. Graham Parsons; correspondence/memoranda exchanged with Victor C. Woerheide, U.S. Justice Department; Elden B. Erickson, U.S. consulate general, Japan; Gordon Messegee; John Dean; William Owen.

Box: 2 Fold: 52 Far Eastern Affairs - Haynes Miller
May 1963

DESCRIPTION: File relating to the Porter Hardy Committee investigative report on U.S. aid operations to Laos, specifically pertaining to lawsuit brought by Haynes Miller against Time-Life, Inc. on grounds that the latter published inaccurate information regarding Miller's resignation from post as an auditor for the International Cooperation Administration in Laos in 1959. Includes correspondence with Philip Crowe and William Owen and court summary/report of the case.

Box: 2 Fold: 53 Far Eastern Affairs - Edwin Reischauer
6/1/1959-1/26/1961

DESCRIPTION: File of correspondence exchanged between J. Graham Parsons and Edwin O. Reischauer, director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Cambridge, Mass., re 28th Annual Couchiching Conference, Geneva Park, Lake Couchiching, Ontario, Canada (8/14/1959) and Canadian-U.S. policy towards Asia. Includes TLS from Douglas MacArthur II to Parsons (12/9/1960); and carbon from Parsons to Walter McConaughy.

Box: 2 Fold: 54 Far Eastern Affairs - Dean Rusk
1/28/1961-3/15/1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to J. Graham Parsons from Dean Rusk regarding Brig. Gen. Ed Lansdale, USAF; meeting of John M. Steeves and Mrs. Thada Nishiyama, wife of Japanese minister counselor; and to Parsons' appointment as U.S. ambassador to Sweden.

Box: 2 Fold: 55 Far Eastern Affairs - Arthur Schlesinger
2/19/1965-4/15/1970

DESCRIPTION: File concerning section of a book by Arthur Schlesinger on John F. Kennedy, concerning policy of the administration towards Laos. Eventually published under the title: "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965). File includes correspondence exchanged between J. Graham Parsons and Winthrop W. Brown; Samuel D. Berger; Charles Stevenson; and author Peter Poole (1970).

Box: 2 Fold: 56 Far Eastern Affairs - Horace Smith
7/10/1958-3/17/1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence exchanged with Horace Smith, U.S. ambassador to Laos (1958-60) re personnel appointments.

Box: 2 Fold: 57 Far Eastern Affairs - John Steeves
1/5/1958-2/15/1961

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence exchanged with John Steeves re CINCPAC. Includes memorandum to Dean Rusk re meeting with Akira Nishiyama, charge d'affaires, Japanese embassy (February 1961; see also file on Dean Rusk 2:54).

Box: 2 Fold: 58 Far Eastern Affairs - Carl W. Strom
8/29/1958-9/12/1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence with Carl W. Strom, U.S. ambassador to Cambodia re personnel matters at that post.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Far Eastern Affairs 1958 - Correspondence A-C
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C. Includes correspondence from the following: Hurst R. Anderson (pres., American University, Washington, D.C.); George A. Armstrong; Hamilton Fish Armstrong with attached carbons to Horace H. Smith; Ray Atherton; Leonard Lee Bacon; James C. Baird, Jr.; Jules Bassin; Wendell Blancke; Robert Blum (dir., Asia Foundation, San Francisco); William D. Boulton; Eugene Braderman; Monroe Burke; Homer Byington; John M. Cabot; William T. Carpenter; Selden Chapin; Christian Chapin; Choi Duk Shin (Korean delegate to UN Commission for Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea); Robert G. Cleveland; Harold J. Coolidge (exec. dir., National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Far Eastern Affairs 1958 - Correspondence D-F
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant secretary of Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C. Includes correspondence from the following: John G. Dean; Everett M. Dirksen; Howard Donovan; Edmund J. Dorsz; Walter Dowling; Everett F. Drumbright; Hugh Dunn (Australian delegate to UN Commission for Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea); S. Max Finger; Andrew Foster; Howard Fyfe.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Far Eastern Affairs 1958 - Correspondence G-L
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant secretary of Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C. Includes correspondence from the following: Robert C. Hill; Howard P. Jones; Walter H. Judd; Randolph Kidder; Ridgway Knight; Eric Kocher; Wolf Ladejinsky; William R. Langdon; William Leonhart; Frederick B. Lyon.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Far Eastern Affairs 1958 - Correspondence M
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: Herbert C. McWilliams; Philip W. Manhard; Koto Matsudara (permanent representative of Japan to the United Nations); H. Freeman Matthews; Livingston T. Merchant; Gordon H. Messegee; Brewster Morris; Raymond T. Moyer (regional dir. for Far East, International Cooperation Administration).

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Far Eastern Affairs 1958 - Correspondence P-R
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: Joseph Palmer II; James K. Penfield; Richard B. Peters; Avery F. Peterson; James B. Pilcher; Donald L. Ranard; Hayden Raynor; W. Garland Richardson; Rockefeller, John D. III (memorandum re visit to Laos).

Box: 3 Fold: 6 Far Eastern Affairs 1958 - Correspondence S-T
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: William J. Sebald; William J. Sheppard; Brig. Gen. Dale O. Smith (commander 313th Air Division, Pacific Air Forces); Horace H. Smith; In-Sang Song (Korean minister of reconstruction); Francis L. Spalding; James B. Stewart; Robert Burgess Stewart; Carl W. Strom; Howard Trivers; T.S. Tsui (counselor, Chinese embassy in Washington); S. Roger Tyler.

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Far Eastern Affairs 1958 - Correspondence V-Z
1958

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: Harold C. Vedeler (U.S. Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. embassy, Vienna); Frank A. Waring; T. Eliot Weil; Robert L. Whitaker; Francis O. Wilcox; Walter Williams; Elmer Yelton.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence A-C
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: George V. Allen; John M. Allison; Hamilton Fish Armstrong; Willis C. Armstrong; James Barrington; Howard Beale (Australian ambassador to U.S.); Lawrence H. Berlin; Lampton Berry; Charles E. Bohlen; William D. Boulton; Winthrop G. Brown; Robert Burns; Homer Byington; Philip K. Crowe.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence D-F
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: Olcott H. Deming; Walter C. Dowling; John Foster Dulles (carbon from Parsons); Elbridge Durbrow; Edward J. Findley; John W. Ford; Andrew B. Foster.



Box: 3 Fold: 10 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence G-I
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: re application for appointment to U.S. Information Agency by Fitzhugh Green; Joseph Grew; Pyo Wook Han (Korean minister to U.S.); Porter Hardy, Jr. re Laos; Robert C. Hill; John W. Holmes; John B. Holt; Stanley K. Hornbeck; Harold B. Hoskins (dir. Foreign Service Institute).



Box: 3 Fold: 11 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence J-L
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs. Includes correspondence with Max S. Johnson; U. Alexis Johnson, Walter H. Judd, Peyton Kerr, and a eulogy by Parsons for Richard Lamb, Foreign Service colleague.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence M-O
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs. Includes correspondence with Roy Melbourne, Livingston T. Merchant, Takeo Miki (member, House of Representatives, Tokyo), Robert Murphy, Walter Nash, James O. Sullivan, George Ourfalian.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence P-R
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following: Howard L. Parsons; Avery F. Peterson; Walter S. Robertson.



Box: 3 Fold: 14 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence R-T
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs. Includes correspondence with Frederick G. Reinhardt, Phoui Sananikone (prime minister, Laos); William J. Sebald; Horace H. Smith; Son Sann (deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Cambodia); Philip D. Sprouse; John L. Stegmaier; William C. Trimble.



Box: 3 Fold: 15 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Correspondence U-Y
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence received/sent by J. Graham Parsons during appointment as deputy assistant/assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs. Includes correspondence with Frank Waring; You Chang Yang (Korean ambassador to U.S.).

Box: 3 Fold: 16 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. A-C
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence to/from the following: Ward P. Allen; George Alexander Armstrong; Koichiro Asakai (Japanese ambassador to U.S.); Robert E. Barbour; Jules Bassin; Samuel D. Berger; James Bonbright; Philip W. Bonsal; Peter M. Boulton; Ellis O. Briggs; Winthrop G. Brown; Choi Duk Shin (Korean ambassador); Andrew V. Corry; Leon L. Cowles; Philip K. Crowe. Includes stapled packet of congratulations from Homer Byington; Walter Dowling; Douglas MacArthur II; Sam P. Gilstrap; William Leonhart; Ben H. Thibodeaux.

Box: 3 Fold: 17 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. D-F
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following (w/ acknowledgments): Arthur Denning (commissioner, New South Wales Government Office, New York); John De Noia; Ben F. Dixon; George W. Edman; George H. Emery.

Box: 3 Fold: 18 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. G-I
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following (w/ acknowledgments): Cecil W. Gray; Joseph Grew; Christian Herter; John D. Hickerson; Warren S. Hunsberger.



Box: 3 Fold: 19 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. J-L
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following (w/ acknowledgments): James Jacobson (vice president Chase Manhattan Bank, New York); John D. Jernegan; G. Lewis Jones; Okinori Kaya (member, House of Representatives, Japan); David McK. Key; Randolph A. Kidder; William R. Langdon; Daly C. Lavergne; Edward P. Lawton.



Box: 3 Fold: 20 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. M-P
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following (w/ acknowledgments): Edward P. Maffitt; H. Freeman Matthews; Roy Melbourne; Livingston T. Merchant; George A. Morgan; Raymond T. Moyer; Acosta Nichols; Howard L. Parsons; Donald M. Pearson; Nikola Perazic; Avery F. Peterson; Henry V. Poor.



Box: 3 Fold: 21 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. R-T
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following (w/ acknowledgments): Karl L. Rankin; W. Garland Richardson; John Rockefeller; Walter Kenneth Scott; William J. Sebald; H. Alexander Smith; Philip D. Sprouse; John M. Steeves; Walter F. Stettner; Carl W. Strom; Henry J. Taylor.



Box: 3 Fold: 22 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. W-Z
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Includes correspondence from the following (w/ acknowledgments): Frank A. Waring; Francis T. Williamson; Joseph J. Wolf; Robert F. Woodward; George K.C. Yeh (ambassador of the Republic of China/Taiwan).



Box: 3 Fold: 23 Far Eastern Affairs 1959 - Congratulatory Corres. Unidentified
1959

DESCRIPTION: Personal/professional correspondence congratulating J. Graham Parsons on appointment as assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department. Unidentified correspondence.



Box: 3 Fold: 24 Far Eastern Affairs 1960 - Correspondence A-C
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: Mrs. George M. Abbott; Hamilton Fish Armstrong; Koichiro Asakai (Japanese ambassador); Wendell Blancke (carbon from Parsons); William D. Boulton; Winthrop G. Brown; David Bruce (w/ attached TLS from Ellis O. Briggs re membership in the Brook Club); Ellsworth Bunker; Chiang Kai-Shek (carbon from Parsons); Yoon Kul Chang (dir. bureau of protocol, ministry of foreign affairs, Korea); Huh Chung (prime minister of Korea); Il Kwon Chung (Korean ambassador); Thomas J. Corcoran (carbon from Parsons).

Box: 3 Fold: 25 Far Eastern Affairs 1960 - Correspondence D-F
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 Dean; Everett F. Drumbright; Andrew B. Foster.


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