Subseries 4D: General, English

1 item

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Dulles, Allen Welsh, 1893-1969..

Dates: 1942-1974.

Extent: 1 item

Languages: English, French and German.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


The General English Correspondence and Memoranda subseries is the largest of the collection. During the 1940s, correspondence focuses on World War II intelligence and generally relates to the war activities of others as opposed to that of Dulles himself.

Portions of the correspondence written after the war have been redacted by the Central Intelligence Agency, and consequently much of what remains unclassified is routine or administrative in nature. While correspondents include Presidents, senators, and notable individuals, there is little ongoing correspondence, and topics are generally not explored in depth. Post-World War II topics include events relating to the Soviet Union and the Cold War, books written about the CIA, the U-2 spy plane incident, and the 1962 book CIA: The Inside Story by Andrew Tully.

The value of the correspondence is greatly diminished by the above-mentioned redaction as well as the date order filing structure, which makes it difficult to determine follow-up to any particular letters. In addition, some files appear to have been dated incorrectly by the CIA. These files may be found in the "Miscellaneous and Incorrect Dates" file grouping.


Arranged chronologically with undated and incorrectly dated files grouped together at the end of the subseries.

Preferred Citation

Subseries 4D: General, English; 1942-1974; Allen W. Dulles Papers: Digital Files Series, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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