Charge-Out Cards Relating to Regular Intelligence Reports, compiled 1945 - 1951, documenting the period 1941 - 1951
ARC Identifier 6050266 / MLR Number UD 16A
Series from Record Group 226: Records of the Office of Strategic Services, 1919 - 2002
|Creator(s):||Department of State. Office of Intelligence Research. (02/06/1947 - 1957)|
|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: Archives2reference@nara.gov.
|Other Title(s):||State Department Charge Out Cards Formerly Filed in the Records of the OSS Research and Analysis Branch Regular Reports Series
State Department Charge-Out Cards Formerly as Records of OSS R and A Regular Report Series
|Inclusive Dates:||1945 - 1951|
|Coverage Dates:||1941 - 1951|
|Date Note:||Although this series was created in 1945, it contains information about documents dated as early as 1941.|
|Part Of:||Record Group 226: Records of the Office of Strategic Services, 1919 - 2002|
|Arrangement:||Arranged numerically by charge-out card number.|
|Variant Control Number(s):||HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD 16A|
|Lifecycle Tracking Information|
|Custodial History Note:||Executive Order 9621; October 1, 1945; discontinued the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Research and Analysis Branch records were transferred first to the Strategic Services Unit, and ultimately to the Department of State. In February 1951, the series "Regular Intelligence Reports, 1941-1945" (ARC Identifier 6050264) was accessioned by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It was noted by NARA staff that this series contained some charge-out cards created by the Department of State. Until the late 1950s, whenever one of these cards was encountered, NARA staff called the Department of State library staff, who would then forward the appropriate intelligence report to NARA. The document would be interfiled into the accessioned records.
In 1958, the Department of State transferred approximately 800 cubic feet of its library collection to the NARA for records center storage. It is assumed that OSS Research and Analysis Branch intelligence reports were part of this accession. NARA recommended disposal of the library collection under the authority for non-record material. The Department of State chief of the Records Services Division approved disposal in 1973.