Speech before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946


Date: 1946 | Size: 1 item(s), 1 volume, 18 p.


This is an edited draft of Baruch's speech, which he dedicates on the first page to Herbert Swope, his speech writer, whom he notes is responsible for much of it. It is his exhortation to the Commission, and to the world, for the necessity of controlling atomic energy, and the steps to such control. Signatures of American delegates at the end are by: John M. Hancock, Richard C. Tolman, Leslie R. Groves, Tom Farrell, F. Eberstadt, Fred Searls, Jr., and Baruch. There is also the signature of Herbert Vere Evatt, the Australian delegate.

Background note

Bernard Mannes Baruch was a financier and head of several war committees, including chairman of the War Industries Board, 1918-1919, and U.S. representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, 1946.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 16 p., carbon typescript.


Purchased from The Americanist (cat. 85, no. 6; $325.00), 10/27/1975.

Location of originals:

Holder of original unknown.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • United Nations. Atomic Energy Commission


  • Speeches.

Personal Name(s)

  • Baruch, Bernard Mannes (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965
  • Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
  • Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
  • Eberstadt, Ferdinand, 1890-1969
  • Evatt, Herbert Vere, 1894-1965
  • Farrell, Thomas Francis, 1891-1967
  • Groves, Leslie R., 1896-1970
  • Hancock, John M. (John Milton), 1883-1956
  • Searls, Fred, 1888-1968
  • Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1882-1958
  • Tolman, Richard Chace, 1881-1948


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