Guide to the Papers of Arthur M. Cox, circa 1947 - 1990Manuscript MS-1139

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Arthur M. Cox, circa 1947 - 1990

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1139

Collection Dates:

circa 1947 - 1990

Size of Collection:

19 boxes (28.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Arthur Macy Cox (1920-1993), intelligence officer, author and authority on US -Soviet relations. Dartmouth College Class of 1942. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, newspapers, clippings, scholarly journals, magazines, booklets, pamphlets, notes, photographs, academic and scholarly papers, memos, VHS tapes, audio tapes, transcriptions of audio tapes, and reports chronicling his participation in US-Soviet relations from the 1940's to the 1990's.

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Arthur Macy Cox contain personal and professional correspondence, newspapers, clippings, scholarly journals, magazines, booklets, pamphlets, notes, photographs, academic and scholarly papers, memos, VHS tapes, audio tapes, transcriptions of audio tapes, and reports, relating to his involvement with and being an authority on US-Soviet relations from the 1940's to the 1990's.

Biography

Arthur Macy Cox was born on May 5, 1920. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in history and political science in 1942. During W.W.II he served in the secret intelligence branch of the O.S.S. overseas, and was a member of the staff of the O.S.S. Planning Board which was instrumental in setting up the C.I.A. From 1948-1952, he worked for the Economic Cooperation Administration which was the architect of the Marshal Plan. After leaving the Cooperation he became a member of the Psychological Strategy Board on which he served until 1954. As member of the Board, Cox was directly involved in clandestine operations and instrumental in ushering in the Cold War. Having become an authority on US-Soviet relations he participated in several diplomatic negotiations with the Soviets on behalf of the State Department for which he worked until 1963. Continuing his scholarly and political interest in US-Russian relations, he published prolifically including three books on this subject matter. As a proponent for responsible arms control Cox was also busy on the lecture circle. In 1963, he became the director of the Brookings Institute which was part of the United Nations Policy Studies Program. He remained a busy consultant for foreign affairs and joined the American Committee of US-Soviet Relations as secretary. Cox died on April 29, 1993 at the age of 72.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Professional Life, 1949-1990s

Correspondence, personal and professional; newspapers, clippings, journals, magazines, booklets, pamphlets, notes, photographs, academic and scholarly papers, memos, VHS tapes, audio tapes, transcriptions of audio tapes, and reports, relating to his involvement with and being an authority on US-Soviet relations from the 1940's to the 1990's.

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Box: 1, Dates: circa 1980-1990

Contains newspaper clippings, scholarly journals, correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, paperback books on the subject of US-Soviet Relations in the nuclear age, including "Whence The Threat To Peace" published by Military Publishing House (1987), "Nuclear Age Peace Foundation" Bulletins, "Arms Control Today" Bulletins, "Fourth Freedom Forum" Bulletin, "Geonomics" Bulletins and government documents.

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Box: 2, Dates: circa 1967-1990

Contains professional correspondence related to his work on the Committee of US-Russian relations, his book Myths of National Security and the lectures he gave on the subject; newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, phone lists; correspondence between Arthur Cox and Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger regarding his study with the Brookings Institution as well as his book on US-Vietnam relations; pamphlets, bulletins, flyers and conference material and "Surviving Together - A Journal of Soviet-American Relations" Spring 1989.

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Box: 3, Dates: circa 1970

Contains typescript chapters with editor's notes and correspondence for Cox's book "Russian Roulette"; small portfolio with drawings from The New York Reviews of Books; documents related to the research and publication of his book "The Dynamics of Détente - How to End the Arms Race" published in 1976 including correspondence and book reviews; official documents relating to Cox's testimony before the Foreign Operations and Government Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations August, 1974 as well as other people's testimonies on the subject of classifying and declassifying National Security Information Bill (H.R. 12004 Freedom of Information Act); information on the Ellsberg v. US lawsuit (1973), including legal documents.

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Box: 4, Dates: circa 1970-1980

Newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, reports, speeches, government documents, pamphlets, flyers, bulletins, booklets, proposals and correspondence relating to Cox's work on the Freedom of Information Act and his publications.

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Box: 5, Dates: 1947-1992

Contains copies of Cox's books "The Myths of National Security - The Perils of Secret Government"(1975), "La Roulette Russe" (French, 1982), "The Dynamic of Détente" (1976), "Russian Roulette - The Superpower Game" (1982), as well as the newspaper "For a Lasting Peace for a People's Democracy Bucharest, Organ of the Information Bureau of the communist and Workers' Parties," October 26, 1951; the booklet "Documents and Materials"report by Mikhail Gorbachev at the 19th All Union Conference of the CPSU; newspaper clippings and reports on the The Pilot Precinct Project; memos, correspondence and notes related to his position as executive director of the Hillcrest Children's Center; an academic paper entitled "Can We Stop The Russian," written by Cox in April 1948; "Report on The Seminar of Problems of United States Foreign Policy" by the Brookings Institution held at Dartmouth College Aug. 18-30, 1947; and other documents including correspondence, bulletins, reports and memos related to U.S. Foreign Policy (1948); conference material for a seminar sponsored by the Geonomics Institute (1991, 1992); Ogilvy & Mather follow-up Report for the American Committee on US-Soviet Relations June 23, 1988; newspaper clippings and other documents on Georgi Arbatov, Kremlin's America Expert (1978-1990); documents related to the U.S.-USSR Coexistence Project (1986-1987).

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Box: 6, Dates: circa 1980

Contains briefing book On the ABM treaty and related issues (1986); documents related to The Exchange Initiative meeting, November 20, 1985 including correspondence from Betty Ford with the Russian ambassador Dobrynin; German Magazine "Stern" Nov.24, 1983 with newspaper reference to the forged Hitler Diaries scandal; reports, academic papers, newspaper clippings of a variety of Soviet American cooperation and exchange initiatives(1985); copies of The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine; handbook of Organizations involved in Soviet American Relations (June 1983); report "The Nuclear Dilemma - A Search for Christian Understanding"; documents related to a lecture tour of England in Oct./Nov. 1981; and other material related to the subject matter of US-Soviet relations in the 1980's.

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Box: 7, Dates: circa 1970-1980

Contains statement of Admiral Noel Gaylor before the Joint Economic Committee entitled "Consequences of Nuclear War," dated July 11, 1984 and documents, including newspaper clippings and proposals, related to this event; newspapers, newspaper clippings, journals, journal clippings, correspondence, reports, pamphlets on Presidential Directive 59 (1980), NATO in the 1970's and American Committee on East-West Accord (1980's); Briefing Materials: American Specialist On The Soviet Union (1985), The Soviet American Exchange Program (1980's); copies of "The New Yorker," and "The Defense Monitor,""Proposal for Slide-Tape/Video:Computer Reliability and Nuclear War" (October 1985); newspaper clippings, reports, academic papers and correspondence on the C.I.A (1970's); 3x5 index cards with names of contacts.

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Box: 8, Dates: circa 1969-1980

Contains U-Matic videotape ABC-CU "Apocalypse" (1981); binder with "The Nuclear War Fun Book" by Victor Langer and Walter Thomas; media transcripts of TV interview with Mikhail Milshtein, Dr. Trofimienko, Georgi Arbatov about JFK (1980's); "Vietnam after the War: Peacekeeping and Rehabilitation" by H. Filed Haviland Jr. et.al. (1968), "United Nations Training and Research Institute" Brookings Staff Paper by Arthur M. Cox et.al. (1964); newspaper clippings, journals, bulletins, pamphlets, correspondence, handwritten notes, academic papers on "Deterrence," "U.S. Nuclear Targeting Doctrine," NATO Missiles, START Talks, defense spending, Andropov transition, military use of space, and accidental first strike.

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Box: 9, Dates: circa 1970

Contains typescript copy of "Dynamics of Détente," with authors note; typescript chapters of "Russian Roulette"; academic paper/report "Intelligence and Covert Operations: Changing Doctrine and Practice"; additional research papers by a variety of authors (could be student papers); affidavit of Richard Grunewald and William G. Florence regarding security indoctrination (1972); typescript copy of "Myth of National Security"; edited publishers copy of book "The Dynamics of Détente" and material related to its publications; correspondence on ACDA (U.S. Arms and Disarmament Agency).

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Box: 10, Dates: 1967-1977

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, journals, reports, notes and academic papers on Soviet Backfire Bomber, SALT, President Carter's pre-election views (1976-1977), Committee on The Present Danger, Euro-Strategic Weapons, Soviet Negotiating Positions, Coalition for a Democratic Majority and Vietnam Interviews 1967; typescript chapters of "Russian Roulette," including chapter written by Georgi Arbatov; booklet "Carnegie Endowment For International Peace," and personal letters from his son Anthony (1973).

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Box: 11, Dates: 1965-1982

Contains correspondence, report, newspaper clippings, journals, bulletins, pamphlets, memos on the Brookings Institute and its Foreign Policy Studies Program (1971), public relations and progress; reviews and articles about "Russian Roulette," New Hampshire Democratic Party, Special Session of Disarmament (1977/78), SALT and arms control; copy of government contract AC6AC419 with Rand Corporation and other documents related to his involvement with arms control.

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Box: 12, Dates: circa 1980

Contains newspaper clippings, reports, academic papers written by Cox and others as well as memos, correspondence, pamphlets and conference material (Fifth Annual Ellsworth Lecture, May 4, 1989); transcription of taped interviews on the Stable Coexistence Project, American Committee on Us-Soviet Relations, and The Role of Political Theory and Ideology; Trofiemienko Papers with response papers by Cox.

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Box: 13, Dates: 1947-1984

Contains The Washington Post supplement on Marshall Plan (Nov.23, 1947); Dictabelt Visible Record; Arthur Cox's passport with international visas dated 1960; "Selected Soviet Military Writing 1970-1975 - A Soviet View;"correspondence, pamphlets, reports, notes and academic papers by Cox and others; lectures (George Kennan's First Lecture in the Reith Lecture Series Nov. 11, 1957); senatorial committee hearing pamphlets (1976); journals; Hillcrest reorganization documents (1969); black and white group photo; personal financial records, pay stubs etc.; audio reel of Georgetown University Radio Forum; transcripts of Bald Peak Peacekeeping Conference hosted by The Brookings Institution (1965); general correspondence and proposals for the Vietnam project (1967); large pictorial journal on "Jugoslavija" (1949); binder with documents and videotape on the US-USSR Youth Exchange Program (1984).

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Box: 14, Dates: circa 1970-1980

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, journals, notes, reports, reviews; press conference on Coexistence Project material (1988/1989); op-ed pieces written by Arthur Cox for variety of newspapers; documents relating to the American Committee on East West Accord; proposal for Arbatov project; publicity material for Coexistence Project (1988); partial copy of a book on South Africa (Frye MSS).

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Box: 15, Dates: circa 1970-1980

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, journals, articles, reports, notes, pamphlets, bulletins on Defense Spending, the future of SALT, Soviet weapons, the Reagan administration, first strike weapons, Esalen Institute and arms control.

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Box: 16, Dates: circa 1980-1990

Contains VHS video tapes "Civilized Defense Plan," "Arthur Macy Cox - Blaustein 210 for SNAP 11/12/87," "America's Defense Monitor Program No.8" (1987), "America's Defense Monitor - Covert Action Show # 5 10/22/87," as well as the audio tapes "The Most Dangerous Game," "MTA/AM Cox -Entertainment Network 6/30/82," "New Dimensions - Arthur Cox and Valentin Barishkov 2/2/83," "The German Program - Nuclear Faces of Western Europe" undated, "National Security - Arthur May Cox, Paul Bracke, Joe Page 1/20/85;" newspaper clippings, correspondence, article, memos, journals and magazines, notes on Shevardnadze resignation, support and future of Gorbachev, Union of Sovereign States; Dartmouth "42 yearbook, Dartmouth Conference proposals (1990), Mc Arthur Foundation, Cold War book, Bill Miller - International Foundation, SAIS/Foreign Policy Institute, and Perestroika - Soviet New Economic Thinking, booklet "Building Bridges: US - USSR A Handbook for Citizen Diplomats (1980's), journal "Foreign Policy" Number 80, Fall 1990.

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Box: 17, Dates: 1947-1992

Contains binder with "Briefing Book on The Former Soviet Union" Congressional Roundtable on Post Cold War Relations (1993); booklet "On the Threshold of the New World Order" by Joseph R. Biden Jr. (1992); Russian Newspaper dated 1987; Time magazine 1987, 1989; "Memorandum to the President Elect (1992) by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; journal "New Outlook" a quarterly publication of the American Committee on US-Soviet Relations 1990-1992; magazine "Soviet Life - The SUMY Experiment: An Economic Model for Acceleration (June 1988); correspondence and newspaper clippings from 1947/1948; correspondence and documents relating to "Wal Projects" (1962); newspaper clippings, correspondence and related material on Arthur Cox's 1968 campaign bid for the 2nd District in New Hampshire; 1962 correspondence regarding "CHRONO."

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Box: 18, Dates: circa 1940-1967

Contains student group photos (ca. 1940's), "The Boston Globe" Dec.8, 1941 headline "Japs Bomb Hawaii," "The Stars and Striped Mediterranean Italian Edition " May 8, 1945 with headline "It's Over, Over Here"; personal correspondence from 1967; professional correspondence 1963-1967; newspaper clippings.

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Box: 19, Dates: circa 1989-1990

Contains newspaper clippings; files on Prato Conference October 1990, UN Security Project, and UN New Soviet Policy; speeches, conference materials, American Committee on US-Soviet Relations Budget, 1992; magazine "Soviet Life"; 1989-1991; journals, booklets, bulletins, and pamphlets on US-Russian politics and relations.

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