Library

 

Intelligence, Policy, and Politics: The DCI, the White House, and Congress

Crafting an Intelligence Community : Papers of the First Four DCIs

Admiral Sidney W. Souers, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter and General William Bedell Smith accepted President Harry S. Truman’s challenge to craft an intelligence organization.  Each man marked his tenure with his unique brand of leadership that provided his successor with the foundation needed for the next step toward the Central Intelligence Agency of today.

 The Crafting of an Intelligence Community collection of 800+ Agency documents along with 600 supplemental items shows the day-by-day activities, decisions, staff meetings and contacts that confronted each DCI.  They ran the gamut of choosing a secretary to responding to a Presidential question to an evening social event with various ambassadors and dignitaries.

Symposium Videos and Booklet

Purchase the booklet from GPO  [external link disclaimer]

Documents in this Collection

Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-08-06.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a60559

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-08-08.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a6055e

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-08-22.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a6054d

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-08-23.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a6054c

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-09-06.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a6056c

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-09-18a.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a60553

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-09-18b.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a60563

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-10-18.pdf

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a60562

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-10-20.PDF

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a60565

SPECIALCOLLECTION

/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/1946/1946-10-21.PDF

Document Number: 5166d49399326091c6a6055d

Pages