Sub-series A: Correspondence, 1949-1952
Scope and Contents
The series is divided into two sub-series:
Sub-series A: Correspondence, 1949-1952 - Contains letters received by JJM while he was U.S. High Commissioner for Germany and includes letters that both deal with official HICOG business matters and that reflect JJM's role as a policy-maker and advisor. Correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by person or subject. JJM's office sometimes filed correspondence alphabetically by the subject of a particular letter. Each person or subject has its own folder. Within each folder, material is in chronological order. Materials relating to JJM's activities during, but unrelated to, his position as High Commissioner of Germany are also included in this series because JJM originally filed material that way. For example, materials relating to Amherst College may be found here.
Sub-series B: General, 1949-1952 - Includes materials relating to JJM's appointment, resignation, and farewell from the HICOG post, as well as some biographical materials and speech ideas. Some material from JJM's War Department tenure was kept in these HICOG files, apparently for reference purposes. This sub-series is arranged alphabetically by type of material, topic, or name.
Conditions Governing Access
In general, there is no restriction on access to the John J. McCloy Papers for research use. Selected items may be restricted to protect the privacy rights of individuals or for other legal reasons. Particularly fragile items may have been replaced with copies. Material from other collections, which may be found in the McCloy Papers, cannot be duplicated.
From the Collection: 59.5 Linear feet (52 records cartons, 28 flat boxes, 1 scroll box, 2 map case drawers)
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