Overview of the R. Harris Smith Papers

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Overview of the R. Harris Smith Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2009
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: R. Harris Smith papers
Dates: 1934-1995
Collection Number: 78019
Creator: Smith, R. Harris (Richard Harris), 1946-
Collection Size: 13 manuscript boxes (5.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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
Languages: In English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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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

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."

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dulles, Allen Welsh, 1893-1969.
United States. Office of Strategic Services.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Secret service--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.


 

Declassified papers, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Papers containing formerly security-classified U.S. government information, released in full or in part. Available as PDF files. The PDF files are page images, so full-text search is not possible. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder by date of creation.
Reading room workstation

Papers released in 2010, undated

 

Rest of collection not yet described