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U.S. Declassified Documents Online

U.S. Declassified Documents Online's greatest value lies in the wealth of facts and insights that it provides in connection with the political, economic, and social conditions of the United States and other countries. Materials as diverse as State Department political analyses, White House confidential file materials, National Security Council policy statements, CIA intelligence memoranda, and much more offer unique insights into the inner workings of the US government and world events in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

A significant resource for researchers in almost every discipline, this collection makes it possible for researchers to easily and quickly access and review selected previously classified government documents online.

U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides users with:

  • actual documents that were used to develop and implement domestic and foreign policies;
  • provides the “real” story behind events and crises;
  • encourages critical reevaluation of previously published memoirs and other subjective writings.

U.S. Declassified Documents Online enables users to examine documents originating from sources including:

  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • National Security Council
  • Presedential Libraries
  • White House
  • Other executive agencies

Materials available for review include:

  • Cabinet meeting minutes
  • CIA intelligence studies and reports
  • Correspondence
  • Diary entries
  • FBI surveillance and intelligence correspondence and memoranda
  • Full texts of letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel
  • Joint Chiefs papers
  • National Security Council policy statements
  • Presidential conferences
  • State Department political analyses
  • Technical studies
  • Trade treaties, studies and analyses
  • U.S. briefing materials for meetings with foreign heads of state and government officials
  • White House Confidential File materials
  • And much more

Formerly jnown as Declassified Documents Reference System DDRS

A Gale database.

Resource URL:
1941 - 1997

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