Records relating to diplomacy

Title: Records relating to diplomacy
Dates of Material:
1974-1981
Extent:
11.5 cm of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of records pertaining to Ken Taylor's career in the foreign service, in particular during his time as Canadian ambassador to Iran. Records include copies of his correspondence containing updates on the status of the Iran hostage crisis, copies of correspondence between Canadian and American diplomats and dignitaries, fact sheets and itineraries, and various memos, press releases and messages related to economic and international relations.

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series.

Location of originals

Original correspondence documents are held by Library and Archives Canada. Records have been digitized and are available for viewing on LAC's public database.

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
2018.08
Box 1
115Industry, Trade and Commerce information circular1974

A notice announcing the appointment of Ken Taylor as General Director of the Trade Commissioner Service. A letter of merit increase for Pat Taylor is included.

116Diplomatic correspondence1977-1978

Copies of Ken Taylor's correspondence providing updates on affairs in Tehran.

117Diplomatic correspondence1979

Copies of Ken Taylor's correspondence providing updates on affairs in Tehran.

118Diplomatic correspondence1980

Copies of Ken Taylor's correspondence providing updates on affairs in Tehran.

119Memorandum for the Minister1979

   

120[Correspondence between Prime Minister Joe Clark and President James Carter]1979

Copies of correspondence regarding the American hostages in Iran.

121Message from Michael Shenstone1979

Copy of Director-General of Foreign Affairs for Africa and the Middle East Michael Shenstone's message to Tehran regarding the Iran hostages.

122Michael Shenstone - Canada's response to Iran1979

   

123Anticipated questions, House of Commons1979

A copy of anticipated questions regarding the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran.

124Proposed telegram to Prime Minister Bazarganca. 1979

A copy of a proposed telegram from Pierre Elliot Trudeau to new Iranian Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan.

125Transcription of interview with Mark MacGuigan1980

A copy of Secretary of State for External Affairs Mark MacGuigan's press interview about Canada's relations with Iran.

126Aide-memoire[ca. 1980?]

   

127Wire correspondence1981

Correspondence from President James Carter, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Secretary of State Edmond Muskie and Secretary of State for External Affairs Mark MacGuigan regarding the Iran hostages.

2018.11
Box 1
16Iran office memos1979-1980

   

17Michael Shenstone memo1980

   

18Canadian Embassy press release1978

   

19Canadian Embassy, Tehran, Iran, list of personnel[n.d.]

   

2018.13
Box 5
57Memorandum to the Minister1980

   

58Department of External Affairs communication pieces1980

Contain news articles related to the rescue of the American hostages.

59Wire correspondence1979-1980

   

510Telegrammes of congratulations1980

Messages from American citizens thanking Taylor and Canada.

511Inter-office memogram: American "thank you's" re: hostage escape1980

   

512Action requests1980

   

513Letters of appreciation from Congressmen1980

   

514Correspondence re: hostage release1981

   

515"Transcript of a news conference with Mr. Ken Taylor"1980

Press release.

516Government of Canada memorandum1978

Memo detailing posting arrangements.

517Department of Manpower and Immigration memo1977

Memo regarding employment opportunities for spouses of foreign service officers.

518Iran Pool Report1979

News roundup for foreign correspondents.

519Iran Fact Sheet1978

   

520Post Report, TehranApril 1976

Report summarizing Iran and Iranian culture, as well as information on the post and living conditions.

521Unofficial Iran Itinerary[before 1980]

   

522Department of External Affairs Communiqué1977, 1980

   

523Bulletinca. 1980

   

524"The Little Green Book: Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini"1980

Extracts from three major works of the Ayatollah, used as reference material.

525Welcoming remarks of Seyed Ali Ghobt to Ken Taylor1978

   

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