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First Release of Name Files Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts, compiled ca. 09/18/1947 - 1999, documenting the period 1923 - 1999

ARC Identifier 573459 / MLR Number A1 86 , ZZ 16

Series from Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1894 - 2002

Details | Scope & Content | Archived Copies | Hierarchy |
Creator(s):Central Intelligence Agency. (12/04/1981 - )
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Textual Records

National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (Military) (RD-DC-2-MIL), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-3510; FAX: 301-837-1752; EMAIL:

Inclusive Dates:ca. 09/18/1947 - 1999
Coverage Dates:1923 - 1999
Date Note:The series contains records that predate the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The bulk of the records are from the period from 1940 to 1990.
Part Of:Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1894 - 2002
Includes: 799 file units described in ARCSearch within this Series
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by last name.
Function and Use:These files were artificially created, and consist of extracts and complete copies of selected documents released in compliance with the Nazi War Crimes, and Japanese Imperial Government, Disclosure Acts (Public Laws 105-246 and 105-567). The Acts call for an Interagency Working Group (IWG) to locate, inventory, recommend for declassification, and make available all classified Nazi and Japanese war criminal records, subject to certain specified exceptions. The IWG tasked federal agencies, including the CIA, to search its record holdings for relevant war criminal and war crimes documents responsive to personal name and subject terms identified by the IWG. In complying with the disclosure acts, the CIA selected and copied documents from throughout its various file systems. The CIA then created this series by combining copies about a particular person into an individual file.
Access Restriction(s):Restricted - Partly
FOIA (b)(1) National Security, Secret
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
Many documents have been declassified, but some are still classified and unavailable for research. Withdrawal sheets giving information necessary for mandatory declassification review requests have replaced the classified documents in the open folders.
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
General Note(s):The original records remain in the physical possession of the CIA.
Finding Aid Type:Database
Finding Aid Note:The database, which is available in the research room, contains an entry for each of the files in this series, and includes the file title, volume number, and box number.
Finding Aid Source:NARA
Variant Control Number(s):Declassification Project Number: NND 36822
Declassification Project Number: NND 47889
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 86
HMS/MLR Entry Number: ZZ 16
Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Accession Number(s):NN3-263-02-008



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