White House personal file
Collection Information
Title

Henry A. Kissinger papers, part II

Call Number

MS 1981

Repository Information

Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library

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Title
White House personal file
Dates
1943–1975
Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

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.

Citation
White House personal file, 1943–1975. Henry A. Kissinger Papers, Part II (MS 1981). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. http://hdl.handle.net/10079/digcoll/558235
Existence and Location of Originals

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

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals of documents marked with an [Y] in the upper right-hand corner are at the Yale University Library.

Scope and Contents

The White House personal file consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and their enclosures maintained by the White House Central Files unit while Kissinger served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from 1969 to 1975. These correspondence files, which were not considered official records because of their personal nature, were returned to him when he left office. The correspondence documents Kissinger’s personal contacts with friends, colleagues and a wider public while in office. Most of the material consists of requests--often for meetings--various acknowledgments and thank you notes, as well as correspondents sharing writings and papers with Kissinger. The few policy-related documents and their cover letters in this file are photocopies with cross references to the White House Central Files Subject Files (available at the Nixon Presidential Library) marked in the upper right-hand corner, which suggests the originals can be found there. Only a small number of the correspondents address foreign affairs in any detail and usually only briefly. The files for correspondents whose last name begin with the letter N can be found in the Henry A. Kissinger Papers, Part III.

PID
digcoll:558235

OID
11774547