Trips and speeches
Collection Information

Henry A. Kissinger papers, part II

Call Number

MS 1981

Repository Information

Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library

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Trips and speeches
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The papers are open with permission unless otherwise noted.

Ownership & Copyright

Copyright is retained by Henry A. Kissinger for works he has authored and provided during his lifetime to the Yale University Library. After the lifetime of Dr. Kissinger, all intellectual property rights, including without limitation all copyrights, in and to the works authored by Dr. Kissinger pass to Yale University, with the exception of all intellectual property rights, including without limitation all copyrights, motion picture and/or audio rights in and to his books, interviews and any films that will be retained by Dr. Kissinger’s heirs and assigns. Copyright status for collection materials other than those authored by Dr. Kissinger is unknown.

Except for the limited purposes allowed by the Yale University Library Guide to Using Special Collections, exploitation, including without limitation the reproduction, distribution, adaption, or display of Dr. Kissinger’s works protected by the U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17 U.S.C. §101 et seq.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain shall not be commercially exploited without permission of Dr. Kissinger, the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Trips and speeches, 1950–1968. Henry A. Kissinger Papers, Part II (MS 1981). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Existence and Location of Originals

Originals of documents marked with an [LC] in the upper right-hand corner are at the Library of Congress.

Scope and Contents

The trips and speeches files contain the materials documenting Dr. Kissinger’s travels and speaking engagements between 1954 and 1968. During this period, Kissinger did not generally write out his speeches prior to delivery. Instead, they are documented by his notes and outlines, or by transcripts of the speech created by the organization to which Kissinger spoke. In addition, many of these files contain correspondence concerning scheduling and travel arrangements made for speaking engagements.

Kissinger’s trips abroad are documented in general by correspondence, itineraries, letters of introduction, guest lists for events Kissinger attended, ephemera and travel brochures. Trips which are particularly well-documented include Kissinger’s trip to Europe in May 1961, his trip to the Middle East and India in the winter of 1961-1962 and to Brazil in May and June 1962. Of particular note for Kissinger’s trip to Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, England, Germany and France in May 1961 is a twenty-four page handwritten diary detailing Kissinger’s activities, impressions and meetings. The materials from his trip to Israel, Iran, India and Pakistan in the winter of 1961-1962 include detailed typescript diaries of Kissinger’s activities and meetings in Israel (50 pages), India (80 pages) and Pakistan (18 pages) and memoranda of conversation with R. K. Nehru, M. J. Desai and Krishna Menon. A 129 page trip diary Kissinger prepared for private circulation documents his trip to Brazil in May and June 1962. Kissinger’s trips to Western Europe from 1962 to 1967 and his discussions with Europeans about the NATO alliance are documented by a number of memoranda of conversation, including with Konrad Adenauer, Hans-Egon Bahr, Attilio Cattani, Jean de la Grandville, Louis Mountbatten, Paul Stehlin and Dirk Stikker. Diaries and related materials for Kissinger’s trips to Vietnam in 1965 and 1966 for the Johnson administration are found in the professional files of Series I, under the heading for government consulting.