“Atoms for Peace,” a machine-readable edition
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890-1969)

edited by
Martin J. Medhurst
edited by
Belinda Stillion Southard


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Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1987. “Atoms for Peace.” Great Speeches
[videorecording]. Volume III: An Alliance Video Production; Director, Susan
Cook. Greenwood, IN: Educational Video Group. [= A]
Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1953. “‘Atoms for Peace’ Address.” Audiorecording of
Address Before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Peaceful Uses
of the Atomic Energy, New York, New York December 8, 1953. Audiovisual Department,
EL-D16-24 (RA) part 1, EL-D16-25 (RA) part 2, The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential
Library, Abilene, Kansas. [=B]
Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1960. “Address Before the General Assembly of
the United Nations on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, New York City.” Public
Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower. Containing
the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President: January 20 to
December 31, 1953, 813-22. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
[= C]

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

8 December 1953
General Assembly of the United Nations
New York, New York


Political Science
Presidents–United States–messages



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Gaines, Robert N.

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Medhurst, Martin J.

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Medhurst, Martin J.

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