Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 1A: Official Correspondence, 1941-1958

10 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of official correspondence and documents concerning Moe Berg's work with four government agencies: The Office (of the Coordinator) of Inter-American Affairs, or OIAA; the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS; the Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA; and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Advisory Group for Aeronautic and Research and Development, or AGARD. Correspondents include Nelson A. Rockefeller, Colonel Howard Dix, Vannevar Bush, General Leslie R. Groves, Robert Hayden Alcorn, and Horace Kellogg "Tony" Calvert.

This subseries also contains the correspondence of others obtained in the course of Berg's intelligence work for the OSS and often shared with that agency. These letters are usually hand-written or typed translations by Berg of the originals; their respective writers and recipients are noted at the file-level when known.

Notably there is no correspondence relating to Berg's time with the CIA, but an application draft is included. For significant notes on Berg's 1952 assignment with the CIA, please reference Subseries 2A: Loose Notes.


This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Valerie Addonizio in 2012 with assistance from Lisa Yankowitz ('13). Finding aid written by Valerie Addonizio in February 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Subseries 1A: Official Correspondence; Moe Berg Papers, C1413, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Find More


Dawidoff, N. 1994. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg. New York: Pantheon Books.

Princeton University Class of 1923.
Berg, Moe (1902-1972)
Huni, Estella, 1910-1992