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  • May 17, 1948

    Memorandum from Edmund A. Gullion to J.K. Gustafson Regarding US Policy towards South Africa

    Memo from Edmund Gullion, Special Assistant to the Undersecretary, to J. K. Gustafson of the Atomic Energy Commission summarizing the most important unresolved policy issues between the U.S. and South Africa.

  • May 26, 1948

    Memorandum from J.K Gustafson to C.L. Wilson Regarding Gustafson's Conversation with Anton Gray

    Memo from J. K. Gustafson to Carroll L. Wilson, both of the US Atomic Energy Commission, regarding a conversation Anton Gray had with General Smuts, the fourth prime minister of South Africa, about South Africa's uranium development and its effect on relations with the US and the UK.

  • October 18, 1948

    Memorandum from A.M. Rosenson to Wendel Regarding Draft Economic Policy Statement

    Memo from Alexander M. Rosenson, chief of the monetary affairs staff at the Dept. of State, to Wendel with the economic section of the US policy agenda towards South Africa attached.

  • September 02, 1949

    Memorandum of Conversation Regarding Eximbank Loan to South Africa

    Assistant Secretary of State Thorp, Arneson, and Wendel discuss a potential Eximbank loan to South Africa, noting that though the loan application should be considered separate from US uranium purchases, South Africa was due to become the main source of uranium in the US after the Congo's supply was depleted.

  • 1956

    South African Cabinet Memorandum, Research in the Field of Nuclear Energy and Exchanging Information with Friendly Nations

    South African Cabinet memorandum discussing the potential for nuclear cooperation and technology assistance from various friendly countries, including the United States, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.

  • March 30, 1960

    Letter, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, Informing the United States of South Africa's Intent to Request Nuclear Materials

    P. H. Philip of the South African Department of Foreign Affairs writes to the US Ambassador to South Africa informing him that South Africa will formally apply to the United States Atomic Energy Commission by June 1st 1960 for nuclear materials, pursuant to the bilateral trade agreement between the US and the Union of South Africa.

  • April 28, 1960

    Letter, South African Ambassador to the United States, 'Enriched Uranium and Plutonium from the US Atomic Energy Commission'

    Letter from the Ambassador to the United States discussing problems with a prior South African request for nuclear material from the Atomic Energy Commission.

  • April 28, 1960

    South African Report, 'Union-United States Cooperation in Nuclear Field: Financial Assistance'

    A summary of an exchange of telegrams between the US Embassy in South Africa and the US Legation in Vienna discussing the US position on any formal request by the Union of South Africa for nuclear materials.

  • April 30, 1960

    Letter, South African Legation in Vienna, Regarding Relations with the United States

    The South African Legation in Vienna writes to the Department of Foreign Affairs to request a copy of the Union's bilateral agreement with the United States. Mr. Philip at the Department of External Affairs attaches a handwritten note that they won't find anything in the bilateral on grants for nuclear technology; the offer was made generally, in President Eisenhower's subsequent speech.

  • May 04, 1960

    South Africa Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Proposed Application to United States for Assistance in Meeting Costs of Research Reactor in Western Province'

    Discusses how South Africa should go about applying to the United States for financial assistance for the building of a research reactor in the Western Province, under President Eisenhower's 'Atoms for Peace' program.

  • May 05, 1960

    Letter, P. H. Philip, Forwarding Material on South African 'Atoms for Peace' Proposal to United States

    P. H. Philip of the South African Department of Foreign Affairs forwards material on South Africa's application to the United States for financial assistance with the development of a reactor for nuclear research.

  • May 05, 1960

    Letter, P. H. Philip, Regarding South African Application to United States for Nuclear Assistance

    Philip states that South Africa wishes to apply for a grant from the United States for the reactor to be built in the Western Province.

  • May 13, 1960

    Letter, T. Schumann,' Application for Grant from AEC of USA'

    Letter from the Deputy Chairman of the South African Council on Nuclear Power regarding an application to the United States Atomic Energy Commission for assistance.

  • July 20, 1960

    Letter from South African Ambassador A.G. Dunn to South African Department for Foreign Affairs Official M.I. Botha on the Sale of Uranium to Israel

    South African Ambassador to the United States A.G. Dunn states that the United States would not approve of South Africa selling uranium to Israel even if the contract specified that they would obey IAEA safeguards once they were implemented worldwide.

  • April 10, 1963

    Report, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Armed Forces Attache's Report for March, 1963'

    Report by Armed Forces Attache G.T. Holl on South African relations with the U.S.

  • April 11, 1963

    Letter, South African Ambassador to the United States, Regarding Armed Forces Attache's Report

    The South African Ambassador to the United States writes to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs regarding an American report on their strategic interests that made no mention of Southern Africa.

  • April 11, 1963

    South African Embassy in Washington, DC, 'Record of Talk between Ambassador Naude and Mr. Mennen Williams: State Dept., 5th April, 1963'

    Assistant Secretary of State Williams and Ambassador Naude discuss US foreign relations with South Africa, particularly its continuing occupation of South West Africa.

  • April 11, 1963

    Letter, South African Ambassador to the United States

  • March 18, 1967

    South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Nuclear Proliferation Problem'

    Summary of the United States-South Africa Atomic Energy Bilateral. South Africa's sale of source material to France was the subject of some disagreement between the two parties, with the Americans worried that sale of this material would be in violation of the non-proliferation treaty.

  • March 31, 1967

    Letter, South African Ambassador to the United States Taswell, "United States Defence Policy"

    The South African ambassador to the United States writes to the South African Secretary for Foreign Affairs in Cape Town to discuss a story published in the Rand Daily Mail that reported a United States plan to invade Southern Africa.