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Declassified Documents

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U.S. Information

  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    CIA has declassified information available from the Electronic Reading Room. Some of the collections are Missile Gap, Bay of Pigs, Berlin Wall and others.
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
    • Historical Nuclear Weapons Test Films
      "These films document the history of the development of nuclear weapons, starting with the first bomb tested at Trinity Site in southeastern New Mexico in July 1945."
    • OpenNet
      This site provides "references to all documents declassified and made publicly available after October 1, 1994". Results include a description of documents and information that can be used to request a copy.
  • Department of State
    • Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room
      This site provides access to "(a) frequently requested documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), (b) special collections of continuing public interest, and (c) regulations, policy statements, administrative rulings and manuals, and other reference materials."
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • The Vault: FBI FOIA Electronic Reading Room
      This site provides electronic copies of files released in response to FOIA requests. The files are grouped into the following categories: Alphabetical Listing, Espionage, Famous Persons, Gangster Era, Historical Interest, Unusual Phenomena and Violent Crime. The reading room includes files on people and cases ranging from Cesar Chavez, John Lennon, Thurgood Marshall, and other notables to notorious cases such as the Atlanta child murders and Jonestown.
    • FBI Files on Microfilm
      The Government Information Library has a number of collections of FBI files on microfilm, many of which are not available online. You can view these resources through a search on Chinook.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
    This library provides over 10,000 documents online. Currently the "Safe Files," "Vatican Files," "German Diplomatic," "British Diplomatic," "Hackett Papers," "Fireside Chats," "Selected Public Papers of FDR," and assorted articles, lectures, and photos are available online.
  • National Security Agency
    This site provides an information on declassified documents. To find files related to "U.S.S. Liberty," "VENONA," "Korean War," "Cuban Missile Crisis," "Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)," "John F. Kennedy Assassination," and "Truman Memorandum," use the search box at the top of the page.
  • National Security Council
    Declassified policy papers, background documents, "Mill" papers, memoranda and directives, 1947-. This is a guide to the microfilm, please ask for the microfilm at the Government Information Reference Desk.
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International Information

  • Britain
    • Cabinet papers : Series one: papers concerning defense and operational subjects, 1940-1945, Winston Churchill, Minister of Defence Secretariat papers. This is a microfilm collection, with an online and print guide (301-C11 6:Ser.1 PREM 3) available.
      One of the major themes predominant in the series is Anglo-American relations. There are many files covering the central direction of the Allied war effort, including the use of the atomic bomb, discussions on post-war settlement and Zones of Occupation in Germany, and the role of the United Nations. Also included is a wealth of material on the SOE (Special Operations Executive), covering intelligence operations and covert activities behind enemy lines.
    • Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946 : subversion and sabotage during World War II. Series One, SOE operations in Western Europe This is a microfilm collection with a print guide (301-Sp 315:Ser.1) available.
      This is a collection of the SOE, the British spy agency during the Second World War. It includes details on activities, investigations, and specific agents.
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Nongovernmental Sources

  • Declassified Documents Reference Service CU
    Full-text database of declassified documents from various government sources, such as the White House, CIA, and the Department of State.
  • Digital National Security Archive CU
    This is a full-text database of declassified documents gathered around specific themes, such as Iraq, Japan, Kissinger, and much more.
  • Federation of American Scientists
    FAS collects information on secrecy in government.
  • George Washington University: National Security Archive
    The archive "was founded in 1985 by a group of journalists and scholars who had obtained documentation from the U.S. government under the Freedom of Information Act and sought a centralized repository for these materials. Over the years, the Archive has become the world's largest non governmental library of declassified documents." The Government Information Library has microfiche collections and guides to many of these collections, please ask for them at the reference desk.
  • TRAC, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
    TRAC provides comprehensive information about the activities of federal enforcement and regulatory agencies, which is submitted to a variety of sophisticated statistical techniques. There are separate TRAC web sites describing the enforcement activities and staffing patterns of the FBI, the IRS, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
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