Publicly Released But Not Online: Declassified CIA and Henry Kissinger State Department Records
NOTE: The materials discussed below are NOT available online (at least as of today).
From the CIA:
Today, CIA released about 750,000 pages of declassified intelligence papers, records, research files and other content which are now accessible through CIA’s Records Search Tool (CREST) at the National Archives in College Park, MD. This release will include nearly 100,000 pages of analytic intelligence publication files, and about 20,000 pages of research and development files from CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology, among others.
This release will include nearly 100,000 pages of analytic intelligence publication files, and about 20,000 pages of research and development files from CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology.
Also released this week are scanned copies of approximately 40,000 pages of newly declassified records from the collection of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s Government papers; these papers are housed at the Library of Congress, but a digital copy was donated to the National Archives to facilitate the declassification review. The Kissinger records were declassified under the CIA Remote Archives Capture Program (RAC) that reviews National Archives Presidential Library and related records. These records are in CREST because they contain many CIA equities, but are not CIA-originated documents
In order to directly access CREST, a researcher must visit the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. CIA recognizes that such visits may be inconvenient and present an obstacle to many researchers. Therefore, this website provides researchers with an online CREST Finding Aid to research the availability of CIA documents declassified and loaded
on CREST. In certain cases, as described below, PDF document images are also available.
on a Related Note: Kickstarter Campaign to Digitize and Upload of CREST Material Reaches Goal
The initial goal has been reached met but more funding needed. Visit the page to learn more.
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