- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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Series 15: Reports, 1939-1977
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Reports series is a broad series that comprises most written documents that could not be distinguished as correspondence. Most of the non-English materials, as well as many of the English records, document intelligence missions of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. They include narratives of spies and resistance workers. The reports created in the 1950s and 1960s focus on the Cold War and foreign policy in regards to the Soviet Union. This series also contains book chapters from Dulles' writings as well as other authors.
Divided into four subseries based on the language of the materials.
- Custodial History
The papers of Allen W. Dulles were donated by Mrs. Clover Todd Dulles in 1973. The Central Intelligence Agency removed documents determined to be federal records pursuant to Title 44 of the U.S. Code and/or requiring protection from public disclosure pursuant to Executive Order or statute. In 2007, papers declassified under the Freedom of Information Act were provided in electronic form. The originals remain with the CIA. Those wishing to seek further declassification of any documents should contact the CIA.
No material has been separated from the files during processing in 2007.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Diann Benti in August 2007. Finding aid written by Diann Benti in August 2007. Biography of Dulles written by Susan J. Illis, Daniel Linke, Kristine Marconi, and Thomas Rosko.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- 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.
The Allen W. Dulles Digital Files are available to researchers in PDF format. Users must have access to a portable document format reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free download at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html) to view these files.
- Credit this material:
Series 15: Reports; Allen W. Dulles Papers: Digital Files Series, MC019-09, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA