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John Foster Dulles Papers

The Dulles papers document his entire public career and his influence on the formation of United States foreign policy, especially for the period when he was Secretary of State, and include his correspondence files, as well as his writings, reports, and memorabilia. The papers include materials on his work regarding the formulation of treaties, United States-Soviet Union relations, atomic weapons and energy, the United Nations, and efforts for establishing and maintaining world peace. In addition to his term as Secretary of State (1953-1959), the papers document his participation in the Hague Conference of 1907, the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1918-1919), the Reparations Commission (1919), the German Debt Conferences of 1933-1934, the San Francisco Conference on World Organization (1945), the United Nations General Assembly (1946-1950), the Council of Foreign Ministers, and the Japanese Peace Treaty (1951) negotiations, as well as his term as Interim U.S. Senator, his campaign for election to the Senate (1949), his work with the Commission to Study the Basis of a Just and Durable Peace of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, and his career at Sullivan and Cromwell. Also included are papers of his wife, Janet Avery Dulles, mostly regarding her travels with him on political trips.