These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.
Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.
- Linear measurement of materials: 7 in.
- Number of pages: 1,400
The United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) was established by the Arms Control and Disarmament Act of September 26, 1961 (75 Stat. 632). The ACDA formulated and coordinated arms control and disarmament policies, prepared and managed international negotiations on arms control measures, researched the impact of arms control policies on national security, foreign policy, and the economy, and conducted arms control inspections.
The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, personnel actions and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, Phillip J. Farley, Peter Flanigan, Tom Jones, Henry Kissinger, John J. McCloy, and Gerard C. Smith. Topics include international regulation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, the SALT treaty negotiations, the Vietnam War, and United Nations international peacekeeping and peace observation activities.
The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 239 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.
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