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Database Help: Digital National Security Archive


A searchable collection of over 104,000 documents central to US foreign and military policy. 

Coverage: 1945 - present

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Good to Know

Click Collections Guide Tab near top of page for list of specific topics that include:

  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Iran-Contra Affair
  • Afghanistan: Making of U.S. Policy 1973-1990
  • U.S & & China Relations - 1960-1988
  • Argentina Human Rights Policy - 1975-1980
  • Death Squads in Guatemala - 1954-1999
  • Terrorism and U.S. Policy - 1968-2002
  • Berlin Crisis - 1958-1962
  • Korea, Kissinger, Vietnam, Nuclear policy and more (Click GLOSSARY To see full subjec areas)

Search Tips

  • Use the Quick Search Box to find a single word or phrase.
  • Enclose terms in quotation marks to search for exact phrases, i.e, “intelligence agency”.
  • For a specific search or to define a specific timer period or use a Special Collection, click Documents.
  • In the results list, click on Document Image and then View a PDF version of the document to see the full text.
  • For help using and searching in the database, click on Help in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Click INFORMATION RESOURCES tab at top to get to CIA Family Jewels Indexed.

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Joanne Evanoff
Hazy Library, Room 225