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Berlin Symposium: A City Divided: Life and Death in the Shadow of the Wall”

On October 16, 2013 at 0900 a.m. the National Declassification Center at the National Archives, in partnership with the Historical Review Program of the CIA, will host a one-day symposium at the McGowan theater at the Archives building in downtown Washington, D.C. to tell the story of the people of East Berlin and their struggle for […]

The Correspondence of Curtis Lemay

The Correspondence of Curtis Lemay By: Rhiannon Roberts While stationed at Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Lt. Gen. Curtis Lemay coordinated the Korean War effort through diligent command of the SAC or Strategic Air Command; the founding of this particular organization was to support bomber aircraft with nuclear capabilities. The following correspondence is from Lt. Gen. Lemay […]

Armistice Agreement Rough Draft 1952-Korean War

By: Rhiannon Roberts The Korean War officially ended on July 27, 1953 with an armistice agreement signed by Lt. Gen. William Harrison Jr., Representative of the United Nations; and Gen. Nam II, Representative for the People’s Republic of China and North Korea. While the world had waited with bated breath for some reprieve from the […]

“Introducing Miss Hostile Mortar Locating Equipment – Miss KQP-1 to her friends – she aims to please!”

by Ms Sarah Anderson The photo was found tucked away in a folder describing the U.S. Army-Marine Corps Steering Group requirements for hostile mortar locating equipment for use in South Vietnam.   Miss Hostile Mortar According to the report, during World War II and Korea “hostile mortars caused a greater percentage of casualties that any other […]

Lionel Hampton, Jazz legend and President’s “Ambassador of Goodwill”

by Mr. James Carroll IEA Area Subject Files (RG 306 U.S. Information Agency – Record Entry ID: HS1-65869038. Finding Aid: UD-2010 44). Records that have been recently declassified include cultural presentations, fairs, expositions, and educational and cultural exchanges. While recently processing declassified materials at the National Archives, College Park location, I came across some fascinating […]

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