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NARA Opens Cold War CIA Records

In the spirit of Sunshine Week, the National Archives announced the opening of 1.3 million pages of Cold War era Central Intelligence Agency records, dating from 1947 to 1977. The documents are being released as “a part of the National Declassification Initiative program announced by the Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein in April 2006.”

I’m not sure how many of these are available as digital copies, but nevertheless, these records may help some of my student patrons with their papers on the “Red Scare” and the Cold War (every semester I have at least five students working on some aspect of this topic!).

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