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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1948. Germany and Austria
(1948)

Franklin, William M.
Preface,   pp. III-IV PDF (652.9 KB)


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PREFACE
  The former Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, S. Everett
  Gleason, supervised the preparation of this volume and was responsible
for its review. All documentation relating to United States policies
toward Germany, except the portions dealing with the Berlin Crisis,
was the work of William Slany. The compilation on the Berlin
Crisis, as well as all the documentation on United States policies
toward Austria, was prepared by Charles S. Sampson.
  The Publishing and Reproduction Services Division (Jerome H.
Perlmutter, Chief) was responsible for the technical editing of the
volume. This function was performed by Margie R. Wilber in the
Documentary Editing Section, under the supervision of the former
Chief Margaret H. Seamon, and the present Acting Chief, May Pohl-
mann Sharp.
                                          WILLIAM M. FRANKLIN
                                        Director, Historical Ofce
                                        Bureau of Public Affair8
          PRINCIPLES FOR THE COMPILATION AND EDITING OF
                       "FOREIGN RELATIONS"
  The principles which guide the compilation and editing of Foreign
Relations are stated in Department of State Regulation 2 FAM, 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
regulation, as further amended, is printed below:
1350  DOCUMENTARY RECORD, OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY
1351 Scope of Documentation
  The publication Foreign Relations of the United States constitutes
the official record of the foreign policy of the United States. These
volumes include, subject to necessary security considerations, all docu-
ments needed to give a comprehensive record of the major foreign
policy decisions within the range of the Department of State's
responsibilities,:: together with appropriate materials concerning the
facts which contributed to the formulation of policies. When further
material is needed 'to supplement the documentation in the Depart-
ment's files for a proper understanding of the relevant policies of the
United States, such papers should be obtained from other Government
agencies.
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