William C. Foster Papers
Foster served as the first Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1962-1968). Much of his life was devoted to issues of arms control and peaceful use of nuclear power. Foster also served as Deputy Administrator of the Economic Cooperation Authority from 1948-50, and then became the Administrator in 1950. He was Deputy Secretary of Defense (1951-1953) during much of the Korean War. The bulk of the collection relates to arms control. The establishment of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency is well documented, along with Foster’s participation in the Eighteen Nation Disarmament Committee.