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Second Release of Name Files Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts, compiled ca. 1981 - ca. 2002, documenting the period ca. 1936 - ca. 2002

ARC Identifier 640446 / MLR Number A1 88, ZZ 18

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. 1981 - ca. 2002
Coverage Dates:ca. 1936 - ca. 2002
Date Note:Although this series was created in 1981, material in it dates back to 1936.
Part Of:Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1894 - 2002
Includes: 1119 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 Central Intelligence Agency (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. Between 1999 and 2004, in complying with the disclosure acts, the CIA selected and copied documents from throughout its various file systems. In 2004, the CIA was tasked to adopt broader coverage for release of relevant documents. As a result, the CIA produced new files on previously unreleased names and subjects, and additional releases of documents for previously released files on name and subjects. This series is made up of the artificially compiled files produced by the CIA since 2004 under the wider release policy adopted to fully comply with Public Laws 105-246 and 105-567.

Access Restriction(s):Restricted - Partly
FOIA (b)(1) National Security, Top Secret
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
Most documents have been declassified, but a few 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. Also, some of these records are restricted due to privacy concerns.
Use Restriction(s):Restricted - Possibly
Some or all of the records may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the publisher for further information.
General Note(s):Additional records relating to the projects that were worked on by the people described in this series can be found in the series "Second Release of Subject Files Under the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Acts, 1946-2003" (ARC identifier 640447).
Finding Aid Type:Folder List
Finding Aid Note:A copy of the folder list can be found in the research room.
Finding Aid Source:NARA
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
Finding Aid Type:Other
Finding Aid Note:An alphabetical list providing definitions of the cryptonyms and terms used in this series can be found with the records and in the research room.
Finding Aid Source:CIA
Variant Control Number(s):Declassification Project Number: NND 39210
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 88
This is the MLR Entry Number for the Security Set.
HMS/MLR Entry Number: ZZ 18
This is the MLR Entry Number for the Reference Set.
Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Accession Number(s):NN3-263-02-008



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