WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Subject File, 1981-1989

 

COUNTRIES (CO)

[CO151-CO196]

 

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

CO151                   Sweden (.3 l.ft.; Box 178-179)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to private visits by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in 1981, 1982, and 1988; declaration of 1988 as the Year of New Sweden commemorating the 250th anniversary of a Swedish colony in America; the official visit of Prime Minister Carlsson in September 1987; Joint Resolution making Raoul Wallenberg an honorary US citizen; efforts to determine the exact disposition of Raoul Wallenberg; 1984 speech by the Swedish Defense Minister on increasing Swedish defense spending; and Soviet implications of US involvement in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme.

 

CO152                   Switzerland (.1 l.ft.; Box 179)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Ambassador John Davis Lodge communications and a speech given in Switzerland on the Western alliance; US visit by Swiss based Director General Francis Blanchard of the International Labor Organization; ambassador appointments; Vice President meetings with Swiss Senate President Peter  Hefti in 1981 and Vice President Furgler in 1984; NSC meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Edouard Brunner; SwissAir landing rights for Houston and civil aviation negotiations between the United States and Switzerland; conclusion of World War II claims by Swiss citizens on German war property held by the United States; Congressional resolution in praise of Swiss support for international peace and understanding and photo opportunities with Reagan for Vice President Jean Pascal Delamuraz and Justice Minister Elisabeth Koop.

 

CO153                   Syrian Arab Republic (.1 l.ft.; Box 179)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; US pressure on Syria to permit Jewish emigration from Syria and the Abadi murder incident; Senator Hatch suggestions regarding Syria for Robert McFarlane’s Mideast 1983 shuttle diplomacy; and concerns about Syrian sponsored terrorism.

 

CO154                   Tanzania, United Republic of (1 folder; Box 179)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments, the cancellation of the working visit in 1988 for President Mwinyi; and a request for books to be sent to Tanzanian libraries.

 

CO155                   Thailand (.3 l.ft.; Box 180)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the meetings with Reagan by Prime Minister Prem in October 1981 and April 1984; concern for Americans incarcerated in Thailand on drug charges; various private visits by Queen Sirikit and her children with the Reagans; Head of State letters exchanging greetings and gratitude for visits; concerns for Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Hmong refugees in Thai camps; signing of US-Thailand Science & Technology agreement; and a brief Reagan meeting with Foreign Minister Siddhi in April 1988.

 

CO156                   Tibet (3 folders; Box 180)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests for US and the President’s support of Tibetan independence, the Dalai Lama’s five point peace plan and condemnation of human rights abuses by the US Tibet Committee, the “government-in-exile” groups, legislators and private citizens, request for the Dalia Lama to meet with Reagan in 1984 and a Department of State meeting with members of the government-in-exile in 1988.

 

CO157                   Togo, Republic of (2 folders, Box 180)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to NSC meeting with Foreign Minister Anani Alakpo-Ahianyo; brief Reagan meeting with President Gnassingbe Eaydema in October 1983 and head of state correspondence conveying gratitude for visit and visit of Loret Ruppe of the Peace Corps; report on the coup attempt against him and apologies for not seeing Undersecretary Bishop on visit to Togo.

 

CO158                   Tonga, Republic of (1 folder, Box 180)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; US assistance for Tonga after the March 1982 tropical cyclone and a letter of appreciation for his Washington, DC visit from King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.

 

CO159                   Trieste (Empty)

From 1947-1954, the city of Trieste was an independent city-state under the protection of the United Nations.  The city was divided between Allied supervision and Yugoslavian supervision.  This was dissolved in 1954 as the Allied part of the city became a part of the Italian Republic and the remainder became a part of Yugoslavia.  This secondary subject category is no longer active.

 

CO160                   Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of (2 folders, Box 181)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; trade issues regarding the steel industry and the Iron and Steel Company of Trinidad and Tobago (ISCOTT); and Colin Powell meetings with ambassadors in 1987 and 1988.

 

CO 161                  Trucial States (Empty)

The Trucial States were a group of emirates in the Persian Gulf organized as a British Protectorate.  This protectorate ended in 1971 and the core group of states reorganized themselves as the United Arab Emirates. This secondary subject category is no longer active.  Please see CO166 (United Arab Emirates).

 

CO162                   Tunisia, Republic of  (.2 l.ft.; Box 181)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; working visit of Prime Minister Mzali in April 1982; working visit of President Habib Bourguiba in June 1985; head of state correspondence exchanging get well wishes, gratitude for hospitality on visits, and regrets for cancelling a visit; preparations for an official working visit of President Ben Ali, later cancelled; closure of  Jewish synagogues on holy days to protect Tunisian Jews; November 1984 Robert McFarlane meeting with Defense Minister Slaheddine Baly; and request for President Reagan to intervene on behalf Islamic fundamentalists facing death penalty in 1988.

 

CO163                   Turkey, Republic of (.6 l.ft.; Box 181-183)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; meetings with Turkish ambassador Sukru Elekdag, Foreign Ministers Turkemen and Kandemir, Prime Minister Turgut Ozal in 1985, 1987 and 1988, and the state visit of President Kenan Evren in 1987; Congressional resolutions on the Armenian genocide; public opinion on the Armenian genocide and Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus; human rights violations in Turkey; defense aid to Turkey; murder of a Turkish diplomat in Los Angeles in 1982; protection of Turkish minorities in Pakistan refugee camps and in Bulgaria and protection of the Orthodox community in Turkey.

 

CO164                   Uganda, Republic of (2 folders, Box 183)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; pressing the UN to put Idi Amin on trial; human rights concerns for Sudanese Ugandans and other refugees; political prisoners in Uganda and a photo opportunity for President Musiveni with President Reagan in 1987.

 

CO165                   Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)] (11.9 l. ft.; Box 183-213)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Soviet dissidents; Soviet political prisoners; religious freedom within the USSR; requests for emigration assistance to those wanting to leave the USSR; plight of Soviet Jews, plight of Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians and Germans in the Soviet Union; status of Raoul Wallenberg; arrest of Nicholas Daniloff; Chernobyl nuclear accident; Soviet role in Afghanistan; meetings with Soviet officials; Gorbachev’s 1987 and 1988 US visits; US-USSR Summits in Geneva, 1985, Reykjavik, 1986, Washington, 1987 and Moscow, 1988; campaign by Lawrence, Kansas to be site of US-USSR summit; trade with the Soviet Union; restrictions on technology exchange; return of Alaskan Arctic islands to Russian sovereignty; assistance for victims of the Armenian earthquake of 1988; independence for Armenia; wheat sales; some issues of  Soviet Military Power; USIA studies of Soviet propaganda efforts in various regions; political humor in the Soviet Union; and articles, speeches and papers on US-Soviet relations.

 

For more material regarding emigration issues for Soviet Jews, please see CO074 (Israel).

 

CO166                   United Arab Emirates (1 folder; Box 213)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; head of state correspondence thanking the United States for National Day Greetings; gratitude for gifts; and the possible Washington visit of Sheikh Zayed.

 

CO167                   United Kingdom (2.2 l.ft.; Box 213-218)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Northern Ireland, including the IRA hunger strikes of 1981 and the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement; the 1982 Falkland Islands war with Argentina; meetings and correspondence involving President Reagan, Prime Minister Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth II, and other US and British officials; visits to the US by Mrs. Thatcher, the Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana; British politics and government, including the general elections of 1983; British economic, foreign, and trade policies; and a campaign to obtain President Reagan’s support for a granting of knighthood to Ian MacNab of Canada.

 

CO168                   Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) (2 folders; Box 218)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments and the Washington visit of Foreign Minister Tientaraboumi with Vice President Bush in June 1982. The Republic of Upper Volta was renamed in 1984 to reflect a name from its tribal languages.  Our records include both Upper Volta and Burkina Faso.

 

CO169                   Uruguay, Oriental Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 218-219)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to efforts to obtain the release of political cartoonist Francisco Laurenzo Pons; correspondence from Prime Minister Soares of Portugal regarding imprisonment of Uruguayan political leader Wilson Ferreira ambassador appointments; concern for other political prisoners; Nobel Laureates and other scientists concern for imprisoned Jose Luis Messera; the state visit of President Julio Sanguinetti in June 1986 and the US Trade Representative comments for President Sanguinetti regarding the Cartagena Congress.

 

CO170                   Vatican City (.4 l.ft.; Box 219-220)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings between US and Vatican officials; the 1984 establishment of full diplomatic relations with the Vatican; the appointment of ambassadors to the Holy See, the 1984 meeting in Alaska between President Reagan and Pope John Paul II; the Pope’s 1987 meeting with President Reagan during his pastoral visit to the United States; annual public Papal messages such as the “Day of Peace” message, and unsolicited recommendations for meetings between private American citizens and the Pope.

 

CO171                   Venezuela, Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 220-221)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the State visits of President Herrera Campins in November 1981 and President Lusinchi in December 1984; carnival equipment impounded in Venezuela since 1979; Vice President’s meeting and memorandum of conversation with Interior Minister Montes de Oca  in 1982; trade disputes with Venezuela; visit of Venezuelan state-owned oil company; a Venezuelan report for the President’s Task Force on Energy Security; a request for Reagan’s help in freeing Orlando Bosch from Venezuela and a complaint about the US embassy staff in Caracas.

 

CO172                   Vietnam, Socialist Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 221)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vietnam National Salvation Committee; aid to Vietnam; political prisoners; Amerasian children; National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam; Vietnamese defectors; United Front of Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Vietnam; human rights; US‑Vietnam relations; Cambodia; Laos; negotiations for the establishment of interest sections; and United States policy towards Indochina.

 

CO173                   Anguilla (1 folder; Box 221)      

This secondary subject category consists entirely of transfer sheets.  Case files were misfiled within this subject category based on its former designation (West Indies).  The majority of the material was transferred to CO185 (St.Christopher and Nevis). 

 

CO174                   Western Samoa, Independent State of  (Empty)

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

 

CO175                   Yemen, Arab Republic (2 folders; Box 221)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; Vice President Bush meetings with President Ali Abdullah Salah’s representative and his meeting with Foreign Minister Abdul Karim al-Iryani; the release of American prisoner William Thomas, Jr.; and the official working visit of President Salah in January 1987.

 

CO176                   Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of (.5 l.ft.; Box 221-223)

                             This secondary subject category contains material relating to US policy toward Yugoslavia as a non-aligned Communist state; criticisms and allegations stemming from mistreatment of Yugoslavia’s ethnic groups by its current government, or by the Nazis during World War II; the Andrija Artukovic and Rajko Medenica cases; the 1984 visit of Yugoslav President Spiljak to the United States; contacts between US and Yugoslav government officials; and ambassador appointments.

 

CO177                   Zaire, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Presidential, Vice-Presidential, and cabinet member meetings with President Mobutu and Zairian officials; routine head of state correspondence; President Mobutu’s US visits; public correspondence re human rights in Zaire; ambassador appointments; and speeches re Zaire.

 

CO178                   Zambia, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s meeting with Zairian UN representative Paul Lusada; working visits with President Kenneth Kuanda in 1983 and 987; trade issues regarding copper; ambassador appointments; economic reforms in Zambia and head of state correspondence regarding the signing of the Brazzaville Accord in 1988 removing Cuban troops from Angola.

 

CO179                   Djibouti, Republic of (1 folder; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to President Gouled Hassan informing the US he would be personally involved in seeking peaceful solutions to the Horn of Africa problems.

 

CO180                   Comoros, Federal and Islamic Republic of (2 folders, Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; head of state correspondence regarding a better Comoros-US relationship and gratitude for US participation in a donor’s conference in 1984.

 

CO181                   Transkei, Republic of (1 folder; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the “independent” Republic of Transkei, one of the “homelands” created as part of the Republic of South Africa’s apartheid policy.  The material is regarding possible recognition by the US of the independence of Transkei.

 

CO182                   Solomon Islands (1 folder; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests from Prime Minister Mamalani for closer ties and US assistance, a request for specific aid to East Rennel in the Solomon Islands; and ambassador appointments.

 

CO183                   Tuvalu (1 folder; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the 1983 ratification and proclamation of a treaty of friendship between the US and Tuvalu.

 

CO184                   Dominica, Commonwealth of (1 folder; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; the Vice President’s meeting with Prime Minister Eugenia Charles in June 1984; and advice from Charles to Reagan on Caribbean issues.

 

CO185                   St. Lucia (1 folder; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments and Prime Minister Compton’s gratitude for Los Alamos Laboratory help in capturing renewable energy resources in St. Lucia.

 

CO186                   Gilbert Islands (1 folder; Box 223)

                             This secondary subject category contains a single transfer form.

 

CO187                   Kiribati, Republic of (2 folders; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the 1983 ratification and proclamation of a treaty of friendship between the US and Kiribati and concern about a Kiribati-Soviet Union fishing agreement.

 

CO188                   St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Empty)

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

 

CO189                   Vanuatu, Republic of (New Hebrides) (1 folder; Box 223)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to establishment of diplomatic relations in 1986; head of state correspondence regarding Prime Minister Walter Lini’s February 1987 and requests for assistance for leasing of planes for Vanuatu airlines.

 

CO190                   Palau (.3 l.ft.; Box 223-224)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the negotiations, adjustments, enacting legislation (H.J. Res. 626) and local Palau voting on the Free Compact of Association agreement; 1988 implementation of the Free Compact; requests for US assistance while still a trusteeship; requests for continued US presence after the Free Compact is enacted; and the financial situation of Palau as trustee and as an independent nation.

 

CO191                   St. Christopher and Nevis (1 folder; Box 224)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a possible meeting for Premier Simmonds with Vice President Bush; St. Kitts and Nevis independence celebration; establishment of diplomatic relations in 1983; Prime Minister Simmonds meeting with the President in 1983 and Reagan response to Simmonds regarding accreditation of a local veterinary medicine school.

 

CO192                   Brunei Darussalam (1 folder; Box 224)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; a donation by the Sultan of Brunei to Mrs. Reagan’s drug prevention cause; and a possible photo opportunity for the Sultan with the President in December 1988.

 

CO193                   Aruba (Empty)

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

 

CO194                   Mariana Islands, Northern (2 folders; Box 224)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the special representatives for the consultations between the US and the Northern Mariana Islands on establishing a commonwealth; and fact sheets on the Mariana Islands.

 

CO195                   Marshall Islands, Republic of (1 folder; Box 224)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the visit of the Director of the Peace Corps, Loret Miller Ruppe; the Marshall Islands as a possible site for the storage of nuclear waste; agreements between the US and the Freely Associated States; and the appointment of Wilfred I. Kendall as the Marshall Islands representative to the US.  

 

CO196                   Micronesia, Federated States of (1 folder; Box 224)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the inauguration of President John Haglelgam; and the visit of the Director of the Peace Corp, Loret Miller Ruppe.