JMAS-63 Schuman Plan

Documents from 10 May 1950 to 08 May 1952

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS-63
Complete Reference Code
JMAS.F-04-63
Original Record Code
HST LIBRARY, WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL FILE 1950, BOX 41,- OFFICIAL FILE, BOXES 66, 414, 1749, 3123
Extent and Medium

17

Physical Medium

Paper

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

Material pertaining to official American reaction to the announcement of the Schuman Plan, includes: memorandum for the President from Dean Acheson on the Schuman proposal and the background to the initiative to pool coal and steel production in France and Germany, Acheson acknowledges France's initiative and feels that America should give credit for the advance toward Franco-German rapprochement and European integration, yet feels it is too early to give complete approval because of the "Cartel" element of the proposal,- text of Acheson's statement 11 May 1950 on the proposal in memorandum to President Truman, gives it a cautious welcome, until he analyses it further, but states that the spirit behind the plan is good,- statement prepared by Acheson for a presidential press conference, Acheson feels that it is important for the President to praise it memorandum on Schuman proposal, concerning the reasons behind it according to Ambassador Bruce and the manner in which it is hoped the proposal will develop with details of reactions from other countries,- memorandum by James E. Webb, acting Secretary of State, welcomes French position of leadership, feels it " can potentially bring about a dynamic movement towards the integration of Western Europe", feels the proposal cannot be neglected,- letter from Paul Hoffman, administrator of Economic Co-operation administration (ECA), with suggestions for Truman's comments on the proposal.

Conditions of Access and Use

Languages

English

Type of Archival Materials

Textual

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

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

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