WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Subject File, 1981-1989

 

COUNTRIES (CO)

[CO051-CO100]

 

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

 

Subject categories and sub-categories fully available for research are bolded. Closed categories and sub-categories have a simple phrase describing their contents.

 

File Code               Description

CO051                   France (.8 l.ft.; Box 72-74)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to multiple meetings between Vice President Bush and former leaders of France and cabinet level ministers during 1981; ambassador’s appointment; French involvement with the restoration of the Statue of Liberty; analysis of French economics; Presidential remarks for the Paris Air Show in 1983; State visits by President Mitterand in 1983 and working visit in September 1988; President Mitterand’s address to a joint session of Congress; France/US space and technology cooperation; the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion; US/French accords on exchange of prisoners and application of taxes for US citizens in France; negotiations over the patent rights for the AIDS test; Head of State correspondence containing congratulations and holiday greetings; numerous meetings with French officials at the cabinet level; Billy Graham’s evangelical crusade in France in the 1980s; Prime Minister Jacque Chirac’s address to the International Private Sector Conference held November 25, 1986 in Paris; and Prime Minister Chirac’s official working visit in March 1987.  

 

CO052                   Gabon Republic (.2 l.ft.; Box 74)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s meeting with President El Hadj Omar Bongo and photo opportunity with President Reagan in June 1981; ambassador appointments; invitation to Gabon for the Vice President in 1982; promotion of the International Center of Bantu Civilization in Libreville within the United States; lobbying by Triton Energy, Tenneco, Unocal and Congressmen to invite Bongo for a presidential visit; and the official working visit of the President Bongo in July 1987.

 

CO053                   Gambia, The (1 folder, Box 74)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments and a visit by President Dawda Jawara with the Vice President in 1986.

 

CO054                   Germany (.1 l.ft.; Box 74)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to East Germany-West Germany exchange of spies; various ideas for the reunification of Germany; restitution for Nazi Holocaust and forced labor camp victims; validity of Soviet evidence used to convict Nazi war criminals; the 1983 German-American tricentennial; the 750th anniversary of Berlin and accusations against the Department of Justice’s actions against rocket scientist Arthur Rudolf and his loss of American citizenship.

 

CO054-01              Germany, Democratic Republic of (East) (3 folders, Box 74)      

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the proclamation of the consular convention between the United States and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); undue punishment for a US serviceman who assisted an East German family to escape; a media request to profile the military liaison at Potsdam; a report on some cultural exchanges with East Germany; possible legislative change to the claims made by US citizens against the GDR; potential settlement of Holocaust victim claims against the GDR; head of state Independence Day greeting from Erich Honecker and visa applications for a family wanting to be reunited with family in West Germany.

 

CO054-02              Germany, Federal Republic of (West) (1.6 l.ft.; Box 75-79)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to multiple visits to the United States by the German Federal Republic (FRG) Foreign Minister, Defense Minister, opposition political figures, Mayor of Berlin, President, President of States, and other cabinet level FRG government officials to see the US President, the Vice President, and other US cabinet officials; Memorandums of Conversation for some of these meetings; visits to the United States of Chancellor Schmidt and Chancellor Kohl; German television requests for interviews of the President; German-American cultural exchanges; celebration of the German-American tricentennial; public affairs efforts to improve US image in West Germany; German economic issues and international monetary issues; humanitarian requests for the release of Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison; commemoration of then Governor Reagan’s part in returning German antiquities to Germany; potential German arms sales to Saudi Arabia; Presidential support for the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the 21st Century Fund; various requests for help for American citizens in Germany and requests to assist native Germans return to Germany from the Soviet Union.

 

CO055                   Ghana, Republic of (3 folders, Box 79)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a White House briefing for a Ghanaian minister on management issues for a presidency; visit of Barbara Bush and Loret Ruppe to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Peace Corps in Ghana and deliver Presidential and Vice-Presidential letters on this subject; use of a forged document alleging US involvement in anti-government activities; exile Ghanaian groups calling for a return to democracy and asking the United States withhold  support for coup leader Jerry J. Rawlings.

 

CO056                   Greece Hellenic Republic (.2 l.ft.; Box 79-80)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to monitoring Greek elections; meetings with the Archbishop of the American Greek-Orthodox community; ambassador appointments; lobbying from various private citizens for an official Presidential invitation to Prime Minister Papandreou to visit the United States; Greek-American concerns for worsening of US-Greek relations; sharp US criticism of remarks by Prime Minister Papandreou regarding the KAL007 incident; resolutions condemning the Greek government’s lax security resulting in the hijacking of TWA Flight 847; difficulties in renegotiating US base and Voice of American agreements and requests for help with the Greek government.

 

CO057                   Greenland (1 folder, Box 80)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a public citizen’s concern about the Soviet Union establishing radar installations in southern Greenland.

 

CO058                   Grenada (.8 l.ft.; Box 80-82)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to correspondence with the deposed Prime Minister of Grenada Eric Gairy; concerns about US intentions towards Grenada; Department of Justice legal opinions on the invasion of Grenada under international law; private sector and United States government efforts to restore democracy and working capitalism to Grenada; release of communist documents seized on Grenada; quarterly and monthly reports from the Agency for International Development on progress in Grenada; reopening and expansion of the Point Salines Airport; White House ceremony for rescued US medical students in Grenada; head of state correspondence with the newly elected Prime Minister Blaize; and correspondence from Grenadians and Americans thanking the President for the Grenada mission.

 

CO059                   Guadeloupe (Empty; Box 82)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

 

CO060                   Guatemala, Republic of (.4 l.ft; Box 82-83)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the investigation of the murder of  Viet Nikolaus Stascheck by the Guatemalan government; assistance and protection for political prisoners; Congressional and Evangelical Christians urging the US to support President Rios Montt of Guatemala; complaints about human rights violations and “genocide” against Guatemalan Indian communities; ambassador appointments; head of state correspondence on the “twin plants” manufacturing idea and sugar quotas; observance of the 1985 presidential election; a report on US involvement in family planning services in Guatemala; the official working visit of President Vinicio Cerezo in May 1987; and problems with various aid programs and ventures in Guatemala.

 

CO061                   Guinea, Republic of (2 folders, Box 83)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; President’s meeting with President Sekou Toure in 1983; President Reagan’s introduction of a visiting Agricultural Task Force with private sector agribusiness expertise to Guinea; the death of President Sekou Toure; and the President’s 1988 meeting with President Lansana Conte.

 

CO062                   Guinea-Bissau, Republic of (2 folders, Box 83)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; Head of State correspondence with President Joao Vieira regarding the general capital increase for the World Bank in 1988 and African representation on the World Bank board; and President Vieira’s visit with President Reagan in October 1988.

 

CO063                   Guyana, Republic of (2 folders, Box 83)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; attempts by Prime Minister Forbes Burnham to meet with Reagan; concerns about the deteriorating conditions in Guyana in the mid-1980s; and the brief visit of Prime Minister Hugh Desmond Hoyte with President Reagan in September 1988.

 

CO064                   Haiti, Republic of (.5 l.ft.; Box 83-84)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the transition to democracy after President Jean-Claude Duvalier abdicates; 1987 election violence; correspondence informing the US government of two post-Duvalier coups; Executive Order 12588, “Action Against Certain Assets of Disputed Title”, freezing Duvalier’s assets held in the United States; solicitations from various Haitian political parties and candidates seeking US backing in elections; concerns for the deteriorating conditions in Haiti in 1986-1988; ambassador appointments; conditions and grounds for detaining Haitian immigrants; and assistance for Dupont Caribbean in a long standing dispute with the Haitian government.

 

CO065                   Honduras, Republic of (.5 l.ft.; Box 84-85)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; head of state correspondence in gratitude for visits, conveying a Task Force on Agriculture to Honduras, aid to Honduras, and sugar exports; Reagan meeting with President Roberto Suazo in 1982; meetings with President Jose Azcona in 1986, 1988 and 1989; White House meeting with businessmen held hostage in Honduras; investment problems for US business ventures in Honduras; inquiries about missing relatives and the death of relatives in Honduras; the deployment of United States troops to Honduras in 1988; repeated requests for US assistance for land appropriated by the Honduran government for a military training camp; Christian missionary groups seeking aid and supplies for their assistance efforts; controversy over news reports of a CIA training manual provided to the Honduran police force; and human rights abuses.

 

CO066                   Hong Kong, Republic of (2 folders, Box 85)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to President Reagan meeting with Sir Yue Kay Pao; Chinese remarks on the upcoming negotiations on Hong Kong; the situation in Hong Kong while negotiations are proceeding; US position on the Sino-British settlement regarding Hong Kong; and comments on the US Consular office in Hong Kong.

 

CO067                   Hungary, Hungarian People’s Republic (.3 l.ft., Box 85-86)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to American Hungarian groups protesting current situations in Hungary, urging relief for ethnic Hungarians in Romania, understanding US position on Eastern European captive nations, protesting the visit of General Secretary Grosz, report on the police brutality at a demonstration in Budapest; ambassador appointment; report on current Budapest embassy situation; Reagan greetings to the 27th American-Hungarian Congress; Reagan taping for Hungarian television; official working visit of General Secretary Grosz in July 1988; and  possible briefing of American-Hungarian groups after Grosz visit.

         

CO068                   Iceland (0.2 l.ft.; Box 86-87)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to shipping and defense treaties between the US and Iceland; meetings and state dinners involving Icelandic heads of state, their spouses, and President and Mrs. Reagan (including the Presidential speech drafted for the May 1988 visit of the Prime Minister); and the resignation of the US Ambassador to Iceland, and the appointment of a replacement.

 

CO069                   India (.7 l.ft., Box 87-88)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to India’s concerns over United States arms sales to Pakistan; visit of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in July 1982; head of state correspondence with the ceremonial President of India on holidays and official greetings; human rights complaints against the government of India by Sikhs and Muslims; requests from Sikh separatists for US recognition; support for US India policies from Asian Indian-American groups; review of birth control policies in India; the Bhopal Union Carbide chemical accident and United States involvement; reaction to assassination of Mrs. Gandhi; trade concerns by American movie industry in India and almond exporters; visits of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in June 1985 and October 1987; renewal of the United States-India Science and Technology Agreement; and establishing October 2, 1988 as a National Day of Recognition for Mahandas Gandhi.

 

CO070                   Indonesia, Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 88-89)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the visit of Indonesia’s Vice President Malik with Vice President Bush; the October 1982 state visit of Indonesian President Suharto; USIA promotion of the state visit in Indonesia; alleged human rights violations in East Timor and Indonesia in general; a Presidential meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister General Mohammad Jusuf; promotion of United States private investment in Indonesia; US aircraft provided to return the body of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX to Indonesia; and ambassador appointments.

 

CO071                   Iran (2 l.ft.; Box 89-94)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to continued US citizens and business claims against the Iranian government for confiscation of property; validation of agreement between Iran and the United States for the release of the US hostages and start of the Iran Claims Tribunal; legislation to streamline the way the Claims Tribunal works with the United States agencies; opinions and advice on US-Iran relations from exiled Iranians and Iranian-Americans; human rights abuses against members of the Baha’is faith; periodic reports to Congress on US/Iran relations; continuation and extension of the Iran-US National Emergency; request for use of old Iran embassy as an Iranian Cultural Center; freedom of navigation for the Persian Gulf; resolutions urging the end of the Iran-Iraq War; the shooting down of Iran Air 655 in July 1988; mostly negative opinions from US citizens regarding compensating the families of the victims of flight 655; and head of state condolences to nation’s with victims on board flight 655.

 

This secondary subject category also contains material relating to the Iran-Contra arms for hostage incident of the late 1980s.  Material includes questions of immunity for members of the administration, pardoning members of the administration; requests for documents and testimony from various investigating groups; organization of White House legal task force; public relations strategy; press questions and answers; communication plans for the White House; strategy to move past the scandal; speech edits; USIA reports on foreign interpretation of the scandal; a report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and numerous support letters for the President from his friends, local and state officials, and citizens.

 

CO072                   Iraq, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 94)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the nationalization of Christian churches in Iraq; Vice President Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz in October 1984; President’s Meeting with Tariq Aziz in November 1984; resumption of diplomatic relations with Iraq; Iraq actions against the USS Stark; Iraqi compensation to the families of victims of the USS Stark incident; public requests for official condemnation of Iraqi gassing of Kurdish villages in Iraq and ambassador appointments.

 

CO073                   Ireland (.6 l.ft.; Box 94-96)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings with the Irish Prime Minister or Ambassador for the ceremonial presentation of the Irish shamrock and St. Patrick’s Day greetings; head of state correspondence acknowledging St. Patrick’s Day greetings; working visit of Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald in March 1984; Irish church comments on Central American liberation theology; multiple volumes and the final report from the New Ireland Forum dealing with unification or settlement of the question of Northern Ireland; support from Congress and the President for the New Ireland Forum movement and conclusions; protests against human rights violations in Northern Ireland; H.R. 3465, the Fair Employment Practices Act for Northern Ireland; opinions on  the Anglo-Irish Agreement of November 1985; and photographs from of the President’s ancestral Irish home of Ballyporeen. Please note Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom and the majority of material relating to Northern Ireland can be found in CO167 – United Kingdom.

 

CO074                   Israel (2.1 l.ft.; Box 96-101)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the possibility of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem; the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza; the state visit of Prime Minister Menachim Begin in September 1981 and his meeting with President Reagan on June 21, 1982; the working visit of Prime Minister Shimon Peres in October 1984; the official working visit of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir in February 1987 and March 1988; the Vice President’s speech to the Israeli Knesset in 1986; emigration of Soviet Jews; the Jonathan Pollard spy case; the deportation of John Demjanjuk to Israel for Nazi war crimes; the views of American Jewish groups on US-Israel relations; the ratification of a new protocol on income tax conventions between the US and Israel; the extension of Israeli municipal laws and administration in the Golan Heights; UN votes on Israeli-Arab issues; the views of Arab-American groups on US-Israel relations; the completion of the Camp David accords and the hand-over of the remaining land in the Sinai; the visit of President Navon in January 1983 and President Herzog in November 1987; comments on the Sabra/Shatila refugee camp massacres; Report of the International Commission on Israel in Lebanon; sales of arms to Jordan and Saudi Arabia; the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Israel in April 1988; and reactions to the “disturbances” in the West Bank and Gaza beginning in December 1987, now known as the first Intifada.

 

Additional material regarding Soviet Jews and their emigration from the Soviet Union can be found in CO165 (Soviet Union). 

 

CO075                   Italy, Italian Republic (.8 l.ft., Box 101-103)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to reports on Italian public opinion on defense, SDI, and foreign policy issues; the Friends of America Club in Italy;  ambassador appointments; Congressional resolutions to thank the Italian Republic for the rescue of kidnapped American General James Dozier; appeals for United States assistance for the police officers who rescued General Dozier; Italian purchase of American made airplanes; repeated correspondence on behalf of scientist Americo Mosca and his attempts to market and patent pesticides in America; Italian involvement in Lebanon; US basing in Italy; an updated extradition treaty to deal specifically with narcotics trafficking; notice of Italian hosting of international conferences; a new convention on income taxes with Italy; repeated visits from past and present Italian prime ministers (President of the Council of Ministers) including Amintore Fanfani, Giovanni Spadolini, Ciriaco de Mita, Bettino Craxi and Giovanni Goria; and arrangements for Bettino Craxi to address a joint session of Congress.

 

CO076                   Cote d’Ivorie (Ivory Coast) (3 folders, Box 103)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; the state visit of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny to the United States in June 1983; reports from USIA on media events for Ivory Coast television commemorating the state visit; and correspondence from Houphouet-Boigny regarding US aid to Africa and asking reconsideration of US decision on supporting UNESCO.

 

CO077                   Jamaica (.2 l.ft.; Box 103-104)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings with Prime Minister Edward Seaga in January 1981, February 1983, November 1983, April 1984, and October 1988; invitation to Iranian hostages to vacation in Jamaica at government expense; purchase of Jamaican bauxite for the National Defense Stockpile; the U.S. Business Commission on Jamaica periodic reports; involvement of David Rockefeller with the Business Commission; information on Jamaican economic reforms, tax reforms, and business investment opportunities; a Jamaican plan for dealing with international debt; implementation of a modern extradition treaty in 1983; and reports on the devastation of Hurricane Gilbert in Jamaica, September 1988.

 

CO078                   Japan (4 l.ft.; Box 104-114)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; meetings between Cabinet level members and their Japanese equivalents; defense spending burden sharing; Head of State US-Japan Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology; Japan and US studies of the Japanese education system; US-Japan Nuclear Cooperation agreement; protests against Japanese whaling industry; review of Japanese management practices and Japanese industrial policy; creation of the US-Japan Energy Working Group regarding export of US energy products to Japan particularly from Alaska; creation of the US-Japan Advisory Commission; the status of the yen in world financial markets; Japanese protests against US states using the worldwide unitary taxation method; commemorations of the bombing of  Hiroshima and Nagasaki; possible sanctions for Toshiba Corporation for the sale of sensitive machine tools to the Soviet Union; the Japanese FSX fighter plane; advise and assist Japanese government on establishment of a national security group and crisis intervention management; the visit of Prime Minister Suzuki in May 1981, the visits of Prime Minister Nakasone in January 1983, April 1986, and April 1987; the visits of Prime Minister Takeshita in January 1988; the visit of the Crown Prince and Princess of Japan; condolences on the death of Emperor Hirohito; and public opinions of Japanese elite on defense and trade issues.

 

The majority of this secondary subject category contains material relating to international trade between the United States and Japan.  Specific material relates to meetings with the head of MITI (Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry) with the President and other White House staff members; President’s meeting with the Keidanren (CEOs from Japanese industries); reports from the US-Japan Economic Relations Group commonly known as the “Wisemen”; sanctions against Japan for “dumping” semiconductors; United States Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce reports on the US trade deficit with Japan and particular grievances for the following industries/products: US cigarettes, financial industry, machine tools, construction, microchip processors, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and medical products, agricultural products particularly beef, citrus fruit and rice, paper, cargo air freight and trans-Pacific air routes; the establishment of “MOSS” (Market-Oriented, Sector-Selected) talks on trade with Japan; Japanese “Plans of Action” for the economy and responding to US concerns about fair trade in Japan.

 

This secondary subject category also contains material relating to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.  The material relates to the passage of H.R. 442 (To Implement Recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians) paying reparations to the internees and their families.  The material was misclassified at the White House and the Library has decided to leave it within CO078 due to its volume.  The majority of the material on this issue can be found in secondary subject category HU013-22 (Human Rights – Japanese-American Groups).

 

CO079                   Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of (.4 l.ft; Box 114-115)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; visits of King Hussein and Queen Noor to Washington in November 1981; visit of King Hussein with President Reagan in May 1983, May 1985, September 1985 and June 1986; copies of King Hussein speeches given in America; sale of arms to Jordan; comments on the Jordan-Palestinian Joint Action Agreement of 1985; President and Vice President meetings with Crown Prince Hassan; head of state letters on the Middle East peace process and the Amman Conference in 1987.

 

CO080                   Kenya (.1 l.ft.; Box 115)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; visits by President Daniel Arap Moi in September 1981 and March 1987; international conferences held in Nairobi in 1982 and 1985; Reagan support to Moi after a coup attempt in August 1982; and human rights concerns for dissidents, particularly attorney Gibson Kamau Kuria.

 

CO081                   Kampuchea – Cambodia (.1 l.ft.; Box 115-116)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the UN recognition of the coalition exile government of Democratic Kampuchea; meetings by coalition leaders Prince Norodom Sihanouk and former Prime Minster Son Sann in September 1983 and September 1984; the occupation of Cambodia by Vietnam and policies and strategies for their removal; founding of a Cambodian Relief Association in 1984; Prince Sihanouk’s eight-point plan for peace and the official US reaction to the plan; conditions in Cambodian refugee camps; non-lethal US aid to non-Communist Cambodian groups; plight of Khmer Kampuchea Kron, ethnic Cambodians in South Vietnam; head of state correspondence with Thai Prime Minister Prem on Cambodian refugees and the occupation of Cambodia; presidential signing statement for H.J.R. 602, Support for a Free and Independent Cambodia and the visit of Prince Sihanouk in October 1988 and managing the withdrawal of the Vietnamese from Cambodia.

 

CO082                   Korea (3 folders; Box 116)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to South Korean President Chun notification of 1982 talks with North Korea on reunification; the Advisory Council for the Peaceful Unification Policy for Korea and their legal status in the United States; a 1983 report on the general Korea situation by the Center for Strategic and International Studies; reports from exiled Korean leader Kim Dae Jung on possible reunification talks; reunification of Korean families; and establishing neutrality of a reunited Korea.

 

The majority of material within this secondary subject category was misclassified at the White House and has been transferred to CO082-02 – Korea, Republic of (South).

 

CO082-01              Korea, People’s Democratic Republic of (North) (1 folder; Box 116)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the announcement of broadening US contacts with North Korea; and proposed changes in export control policy towards North Korea.

 

The majority of material within this secondary subject category was misclassified at the White House and has been transferred to CO082-02 – Korea, Republic of (South).

 

CO082-02              Korea, Republic of (South) (.6 l.ft.; Box 116-117)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; Kim Dae Jung – his imprisonment, release, exile in the United States, return to South Korea, and as a candidate for president; calls for release of other political prisoners, notably Shim Bon Lee; civil rights in general and democratization of  South Korea; state visits of President Chun Doo Hwan in February 1981, and April 1985 and cancelled post-presidential visit of March 1988; visits with President Roh Tae Woo in September 1987 and October 1988; US trade sanctions against Korea for the insurance industry, tobacco products and intellectual property rights; security assistance for the 1988 Olympics; Seoul subway contract;  possible Korean purchase of US helicopters; Senator Jay Rockefeller visit to South Korea in 1987; decision on assistance for Korean purchase of US cotton;  and possible US economic sanctions for South Korea violation of Korean civil rights.

 

CO083                   Kuwait, State of (.3 l.ft.; Box 118)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to US support for Kuwait’s newly elected assembly after a four-year suspension; Kuwait Petroleum Corporation investment in Santa Fe International; protection of Santa Fe subsidiary C.F. Braun; 1983 disqualification of Santa Fe International’s mineral land leasing rights due to discrimination against US firms in Kuwait; July 1988 official working visit of Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Sa’ad of Kuwait; and the reflagging and protection of Kuwaiti owned tankers in the Persian Gulf.

 

CO084                   Laos, People’s Democratic Republic (2 folders; Box 118)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests for information on POWs held in Laos, a Heritage Foundation report on POWs/MIAs possibly held in Laos; various Laotian exile groups asking for US help in overturning the Communist government of Laos; and assistance for Laotian refugees in the United States.

 

CO085                   Latvia (1 folder; Box 118)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to objections to US consular visits to Riga, Latvia in violation of the US diplomatic non-recognition policy; concerns for Latvian Catholics and religious persecution; Latvia-American associations calling for condemnation of Soviet oppression and Congressional resolutions in support of independence for the Baltic states.

 

CO086                   Lebanon, Republic of (.8 l.ft.; Box 118-121)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the continuing crisis in Lebanon in the 1980s including the Syrian invasion and bombing of Christian strongholds, the Israeli invasion of 1982, the Shabra and Shatile refugee camp incidents, the Marines’ barracks bombing in 1983, removing the Palestine Liberation Organization from Lebanon, ongoing violence and terrorism, the hostage-taking and peril of the American University of Beirut, and the need for free and fair elections in 1981 and 1988; visits to the United States by President Amine Gemayel in October 1982, August 1983 and December 1983; war powers issues for the Marines in the US Multi-national peace-keeping forces; presidential meetings with the Maronite and Armenian Christian leaders of Lebanon; funding for American University; numerous head of state letters with Kenya, Kuwait, the USSR, Australia, Morroco, Israel, Saudi Arabia, France and Egypt on resolving the Lebanese crisis; public statement guidance on the US policy in Lebanon; a typed copy of Reagan’s notes on his speech regarding the Marine barrack’s bombing; and pleas from friends and relatives of the individual hostages taken in Lebanon to assist in freeing them.

 

CO087                   Lesotho, Kingdom of (2 folders; Box 121)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to routine letters with Constitutional monarch King Moshoeshoe II; photo opportunity with King Moshoeshoe II in 1987; ambassador appointments; and the 1986 coup installing Major General Justin Lekhanya and deposing Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan.

 

CO088                   Liberia, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 121)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the instability in Liberia in the immediate months after the coup by Commander in Chief Samuel K. Doe, problems in 1985 during the presidential election period and again in 1988 with economic problems; August 1982 meeting of Reagan and Samuel Doe; Liberian-Americans calling for US assistance for return to democracy in Liberia; report from Doe’s hand-picked “Special Election Commission” to verify his election in December 1985 as president of Liberia; Congressional resolution declaring the election a fraud; ambassador appointments and the pull-out of US AID economic advisors from Liberia in late 1988.

 

CO089                   Libya, Socialist People’s Lebyan Arab Jamahiriya (1.4 l.ft.; Box 121-125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the May 1981 closing of the People’s Libyan Diplomatic Bureau; correspondence with exile Libyan pro-democracy movements; economic policy towards Libya and sanctions; semi-annual reports to Congress on the state of emergency with Libya (harsher 1986 sanctions); yearly renewal of the state of emergency in 1987, 1988; freedom of navigation exercises in the Gulf of Sidra and exchange of fire with Libya forces; Congressional concerns about the War Powers’ Act and US actions towards Libya; nearly 1 cubic foot of reactions to the US bombing of Libyan targets on April 15, 1986; personal injury/wrongful death lawsuits brought by the victims of the Libyan bombing attack; public guidance on Libyan ties to terrorist acts and US relations with Libya; USIA actions regarding the Gulf of Sidra event and the 1986 bombing; plan of action for the White House on April 15, 1986; and a letter from the President of Chad about his successful military victory over Libya.

 

CO090                   Liechtenstein (1 folder; Box 125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the private visit to the White House on September 30, 1985 of Crown Prince Hans Adam and Princess Marie and their family and includes the President’s remarks at the dinner and thank you notes.

 

CO091                   Lithuania (3 folders; Box 125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests for the United States to ask about the release of Lithuanian Catholic priests imprisoned in the Soviet Union; support for United States non-recognition policy of Soviet subjugation of Lithuania from Lithuanian-American groups; copies of underground Lithuanian anti-Soviet literature; and Congressional resolutions regarding oppression of Lithuanian Catholic church.

 

CO092                   Luxembourg (.1 l.ft; Box 125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings with Foreign Minister Collette Fleisch; scheduling the US visit for the Grand Duke and Duchess; state visit of the Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess in November 1984; correspondence from US ambassador John Dolibois and his resignation letter; ambassador appointments; short visit with the Grand Duke in October 1988; and farewell letters from Grand Duke Jean and Prime Minister Jacque Santer.

 

CO093                   Macao (1 folder, Box 125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests for Presidential assistance with the release of Chuong Truong, a Vietnamese 15-year old in a refugee camp in Macao.

 

CO094                   Madeiro (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

                            

CO095                   Madagascar, Malagasy Republic of (1 folder, Box 125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; New Year’s and birthday greetings from the head of state; gratitude for the visit of President Ratisiraka in October 1985 and the US ambassador’s report of the State Department Inspector General report on the US embassy in Madagascar.

 

CO096                   Malawi, Republic of (2 folders, Box 125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; head of state letters regarding the need for more US aid and US gratitude to President Banda and Malawi’s acceptance of Mozambique refugees.

 

CO097                   Malaysia (.1 l.ft.; Box 125)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s meeting with Minister for Home Affairs Ghazali Shafie regarding trade and ASEAN issues; the official working visit of Prime Minister Seri Mahathir bin Mohamed in January 1984; possible visit of the King of Malaysia in August 1984; speech by the Prime Minister on Asian economics; and a request for aid in freeing North Borneo from the Malay federation.

 

CO098                   Maldives, Republic of (1 folder; Box 126)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the delegation for the inauguration of President Maumoon Gayoom.

 

CO099                   Mali, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 126)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to US aid policy toward Mali; the Vice President’s meeting with President Traore in Mali; ambassador appointments; and the state visit of President and Mrs. Traore in October 1988.

 

CO100                   Malta, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 126)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; transport of US Navy surplus items to Malta; request for diplomatic recognition of the Knights of Malta; concerns about the Eastern bloc affiliations of the Mintoff government by an exile group; attempts to see the President by President Agatha Barbara; request for US support of Maltese underwater preservation efforts; and the state visit of Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami in July 1988.