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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States : diplomatic papers, 1945. Europe
(1945)

Franklin, William M.
Preface,   pp. III-IV PDF (637.2 KB)


Page III


                         PREFACE
  This volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the former
Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, E. Ralph Perkins, assisted by
its present head, S. Everett Gleason, and Rogers P. Churchill. The
compilations on United States relations with the nations of Eastern
Eutope, except Bulgaria, were the work of William Slany. The docu-
mentation on Bulgaria was compiled by John G. Reid. Documentation
concerning the relations of the United States with the countries of
Western Europe was compiled by a former staff member, N. 0. Sap-
pington. The compilations on Finland were done by Douglas W. Hous-
ton, also a former member of the Foreign Relations Division.
  The Publishing and Reproduction Services Division (Jerome H.
Perlmutter, Chief) was responsible for the technical editing of the
volume. This function was performed in the Historical Editing Sec-
tion under the direct supervision of Elizabeth A. Vary, Chief, and
Ouida J. Ward, Assistant Chief.
                                        WILLIAM M. FRANKLIN
                                        Director, Historical Ofce.
                                        Bureau of Public Affairs
  DECEMBER 20, 1967
         PRINCIPLES FOR THE COMPILATION AND EDITING OF
                      "FOREIGN RELATION"L
  The principles which guide the compilation and editing of Foreign
Relations are stated in Department of State Regulation 1350 of June
15, 1961, a revision of the order approved on March 26, 1925, by Mr.
Frank B. Kellogg, then Secretary of State. The text of the current
regulation is printed below:
1350 DOCUMENTARY RECORD OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY
1351 Scope of Documentation
  The publication Foreign Relatioas of the United States, Diplomatic
Papers, constitutes the official record of the foreign policy of the
United States. These volumes include, subject to necessary security
considerations, all documents needed to give a comprehensive record
of the major foreign policy decisions within the range .of the Depart-
ment of State's responsibilities, together with appropriate materials
concerning the facts which contributed to the formulation of policies.
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