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Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)

Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)
12 October 1960-9 April 1963, undated
93 digital pages
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). Materials concern a proposal for a new disarmament agency from Acting Deputy Director of the United States Arms Control Administration Edmund A. Gullion, a press release announcing William Foster as director of the ACDA, and background information for a meeting between the President and the General Advisory Committee. Of note are numerous press releases concerning disarmament including reports on nuclear test ban negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland and an exchange of views on disarmament from the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR).
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
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