Collection MF82-MF84; MF283-MF285 - US NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL: minutes of meetings, with special advisory reports

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Reference code

MF82-MF84; MF283-MF285


US NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL: minutes of meetings, with special advisory reports


  • 1982 (Creation)
  • 1947-1960 (Creation)

Level of description



3 reels and 1 published guide

Scope and content

Minutes of Meetings of the National Security Council, with Special Advisory Reports are microfilmed copies of meeting minutes and Special Advisory Reports undertaken by the US National Security Council, 1947-1960. Material in the collection relates to US strategic nuclear forces capabilities, 1947-60; US policy with respect to Japan, the Soviet Union, China, 1948-49; military assistance to non-communist nations, 1948-49; US policy on atomic warfare, 1948; the Berlin Blockade; the United Nations decision to introduce military forces to Palestine, 1948; US policy towards Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe, 1949; US courses of action with respect to the Republic of Korea, 1950-1953; responsibilities of the Central Intelligence Agency with respect to guerrilla warfare, 1952; US policy and courses of action to counter possible Soviet or satellite action against Berlin, 1952; US objectives and actions to exploit the unrest in the Soviet satellite states, 1953; US courses of action with respect to Latin America, Iran and South Asia, 1953-85; covert operations, 1954-75; nuclear attack warning channel and procedures for civilians, 1955-65; the political implications of Afro-Asian military take-overs, 1959; and US policy towards Cuba, 1959-60. Special Advisory Reports concern Europe, the Soviet Union and its satellites, Latin America, Japan, The Middle East, the People's Republic of China, South East Asia, Angola, North Africa, 1947-1960.

System of arrangement

Items on film reels are arranged in chronological order. Reels are numbered in order of accession, and the reel numbers recorded in the published guide which should be consulted first.

General Information

Custodial history

University Publications of America, Inc

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies may be printed off the microfilm/microfiche for research purposes and are charged at cost.

Enquiries concerning the copyright of the original material should be addressed to University Publications of America Inc.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description. Further finding aids may be available in the Reading Room.

Existence and location of originals

National Security Council Files, Record Group 273, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

Related materials

Further microfilmed papers created by the National Security Council may be found at LHCMA MF 71-81.

Related descriptions


Compiled Oct 1999

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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