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Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00164 Author/Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 12 April 1957 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Informs that he has approved H. R. 5866 which enables the United States to cooperate with Berlin to use atomic energy peacefully. Interprets language in the Act and informs that it is his intention to have the Secretary of State handle negotiations related to the Atomic Energy Commission and international relations. Written on White House stationery.

People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Dulles, John Foster 1888-1959.
Strauss, Lewis L., 1896-1974.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: President Cold War, Nuclear Energy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Government and Civics, Science and Technology

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War The Fifties