JMAS.D-02 Joseph Alsop Papers

Documents from [1964] to [1978]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS.D-02
Extent and Medium

n.1 file

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

Joseph Alsop in his capacity as newspaper columnist would have had quite regular contact with Jean Monnet, considering Monnet's affiliation with journalists and his awareness of their importance. Alsop had introduced Monnet when he came to Washington on behalf of the British Supply Commission to Felix Frankfurter, the Supreme Court Justice, and so began an enduring friendship. In the 1950's Alsop visited Paris on a regular basis, reporting on events, and during the time of the negotiations for the European Defence Community (EDC) Alsop stayed in Paris, so would have been familiar with Monnet's activities. Despite this, Alsop was never known to greatly endorse European integration or to contribute in print to its advancement in a significant way.

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA

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