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Robert N. Golding Papers

Dates: 1949-1960.

General Counsel, Joint Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation, 1948-1950; Consultant and Special Assistant for East-West Trade Affairs, Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency, 1950-1952.

The papers of Robert N. Golding include correspondence, speeches, transcripts of Congressional hearings, press releases, handwritten notes, drafts of reports, and other documents mostly pertaining to Golding's work with the Joint Congressional Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation and the Economic Cooperation Administration during the Truman Presidency.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 400 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave his copyright interest in writings in this collection, and in any other collection in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, to the United States of America. Documents created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents in this collection presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Sarah Meidl (2018) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1892 (October 9)Born Robert Noble Golding, New York, New York
1915A.B., Williams College
1916-1919Private in the Illinois National Guard; Second Lieutenant 331st F.A., U.S. Army
1920L.B., Northwestern University; admitted to the Illinois Bar
1925-1941Member of Kirkland, Fleming, Green, Martin and Ellis law firm and predecessor firms, Chicago, Illinois.
1948-1950General Counsel, Joint Congressional Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation
1950-1952Consultant and Special Assistant to the Deputy Administrator, ECA and Mutual Security Agency (MSA), specializing in East-West trade
1979 (August)Died (last known residence in Cleveland, North Carolina)

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Robert N. Golding include correspondence, speeches, transcripts of Congressional hearings, press releases, handwritten notes, drafts of reports, and other documents pertaining to Golding's service with the Joint Congressional Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation, the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), and the Mutual Security Agency (MSA) during the Truman Presidency. The collection is arranged in one series, a Chronological File.

The collection contains copies of the outgoing and incoming correspondence of Golding as a Special Counsel for the Joint Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation in 1949-1950, and as a Consultant and Special Assistant with the ECA and the MSA from February 1950 to January 1952. Many reports made by the Joint Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation, the Special Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation, the National Security Council, and various Congressional committees are also included in the collection. Golding prepared articles and his own reports on the state of European economic and political affairs which are included in the collection, as copies edited by his colleagues.

Reflected in the collection are Golding's involvement with the economic recovery of Europe following World War II through the Marshall Plan, and the efforts of the United States to combat the perceived threat of the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe. Golding discusses in his reports the danger of Soviet influence and his plan to subvert open conflict with the Soviet Union through trade.

More information about the Marshall Plan and trade between Europe and the U.S. can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Paul Hoffman, Harry B. Price, and Albert Huntington, Jr.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1CHRONOLOGICAL FILE, 1949-1960
Correspondence, speeches, transcripts, press releases, handwritten notes, reports, and other documents. Arranged chronologically by folder title.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1

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