Dean Acheson Private Papers

Documents from [1944] to [1970]

Identity Statement

HAEU Reference Code
Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure


Dean Acheson began his career as a lawyer in Washington for the firm Covington and Burling. He served for more than twelve years at the US State Department (1941 -1953), first as an assistant and then as under Secretary of State and subsequently was appointed Secretary of State during President Truman's second term in office. Acheson's contribution to the formation of NATO, the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan was significant. He was also instrumental in the development of America's post war policy toward Germany, the integration of Europe and tactics in relation to the Soviet Union. Following his retirement as Secretary of State, Acheson served as advisor to John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon during their presidencies. These papers depict the more personal quality of Monnet's and Acheson's relationship and their shared interest in world affairs and politics.

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

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


Notes and Remarks

For more information on Dean Acheson see: JMAS-F

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