Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Niles W. Bond Papers

Dates: 1947-1949.

Assistant Chief, Division of Northeast Asian Affairs, Department of State, 1947-1949; Officer in Charge, Korean Affairs, 1949-1950.

The papers of Niles W. Bond consist of documents relating to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Korea. The documents include correspondence and memoranda between the Departments of Defense and State.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one-half of one linear foot (around 70 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Nancy Mooney donated to the U.S. government her copyright interest in all writings in this collection. Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Sarah Bell (2009) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1916 (February 25)Born Niles Woodbridge Bond, Newton, Massachusetts
1937A.B., University of North Carolina
1938A.M., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
1939-1968U.S. Foreign Service Officer
1947-1949Assistant Chief, Division of Northeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
1949-1950Officer in Charge, Korean Affairs
2005 (July 13)Died, New London, Connecticut

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Niles W. Bond are comprised of correspondence relating to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Korea. A list of the documents is also included in the collection.

The documents include letters and memoranda exchanged between the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Army, and other officials. The correspondence reflects deliberations within the U.S. Government as to when to withdraw U.S. troops from Korea. The date of withdrawal was postponed to allow the U.N. General Assembly to meet and consider the Korean problem, but there was a general consensus that U.S. troops should be evacuated from Korea as soon as possible.

The Truman Library also has an oral history interview with Niles W. Bond.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM KOREA FILE, 1947-1949
Letters and memoranda relating to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Korea. Arranged numerically and chronologically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • List of Documents
  • Documents 1-9: September 1947-July 1948
  • Documents 10-17: August 1948-October 1948
  • Documents 18-26: November 1948-December 1948
  • Documents 27-39: January 1949-May 1949

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