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Inventory of the R. Harris Smith Papers
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: R. Harris Smith papers
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1995
    Collection Number: 78019
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes (5.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence and writings, relating to operations of the United States Office of Strategic Services during World War II, and to Allen Dulles and postwar operations of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Includes research material for the book by R. H. Smith, entitled OSS : The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency (Berkeley, 1972); and a draft biography of Allen Dulles, entitled "Spy-Master's Odyssey: The Secret Service of Allen Dulles."
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Smith, R. Harris (Richard Harris), 1946-

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], R. Harris Smith papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1978.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    American historian.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The R. Harris Smith Papers are mainly materials regarding his written works about the intelligence community in the United States, starting with the Office of Strategic Services and continuing on into the era of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Administration. Smith was a writer who did considerable amount of research on intelligence-related topics. Included in his papers are interviews and correspondence with members of the U.S. intelligence community, correspondence regarding the research, writing, and publication of his books, and manuscripts for several books, including a published book called OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence and an unpublished biography of Director of Central Intelligence Allen Dulles, entitled "Spy-Master's Odyssey: The Secret Service of Allen Dulles."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dulles, Allen Welsh, 1893-1969.
    United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
    United States. Office of Strategic Services.
    Secret service--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.