The National Declassification Center Releases Records Relating to Human Rights Abuses in Argentina

A Presidential Tasking from the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (NSC) on June 13, 2016, directed various Executive branch departments and agencies, including the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), to search for records relating to human rights abuses committed in Argentina between January 1, 1975, and December 31, 1984, and to review responsive records for public access. In response, NARA assembled staff, including archivists from the National Declassification Center (NDC), the Presidential Libraries, and the Center for Legislative Archives to conduct this search and review. Responsive Presidential records were made available in previous releases and all identified Legislative records were already publicly available. This release represents responsive Executive Branch agency records that have been accessioned into the National Archives and have not been previously released. The NDC coordinated review of the records and prepared them for public release. Records that were released in full or in part may be accessed by using the search form below. Questions may be directed to


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570675933067466HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum5 PDFEvening Report
570675933064652HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum4 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933065419HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum4 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933065391HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceAndres AguilarLetter5 PDFAmerican Convention on Human Rights (The Pact of San Jose)
570675933065373HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceClifford CaseLetter6 PDFArgentinian Human Rights
570675933065372HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTom HarkinLetter6 PDFMeeting with New Representatives; Political Prisoners
570675933064646HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceALL ASSISTANT SECRETARIESMemorandum2 PDFHUMAN RIGHTS
570675933065348HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum5 PDFEVENING REPORTS
570675933064705HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum5 PDFEvening Report
570675933065460HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum3 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933064686HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus VanceTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum5 PDFEvening Report
570675933065429HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Cyrus Vance, Warren ChristopherTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum11 PDFLetter from Congressional Group That Recently Visited Latin America
570675933069156HS1-413915044UD-18D 5DA-Patricia M. DerianP-David NewsomMemorandum8 PDFDisappearances
570675933065484HS1-413915044UD-18D 5DAVID AARONTHE VICE PRESIDENTMemorandum2 PDFUS-Argentine Relations: A Status Report Since your Meeting with Videla
547396532990240HS1-282347794UD 16D 15DIA- -Message8 PDF109-HQ-12-201
570675933065428HS1-413915044UD-18D 5DLSteveNote/Notes41 PDFre: Moorhead et. al. Letter
570675933069249HS1-413915044UD-18D 5David A.PabstRECORDMemorandum6 PDFMBB Readout for June 11th Meeting
570675933065328HS1-413915044UD-18D 5David AaronTERENCE A. TODMANBriefing Paper2 PDFDeutch Kidnapping
570675933065534HS1-413915044UD-18D 5David D. NewsomWarren ChristopherMemorandum4 PDFArgentina and Eximbank
570675933067469HS1-413915044UD-18D 5David D. NewsomWARREN CHRISTOPHERMemorandum2 PDFRailway Loan for Argentina
570675933065459HS1-413915044UD-18D 5David D. NewsonThe Secretary of StateMemorandum2 PDFDr. Kissinger and Argentina
570675933069125HS1-413915044UD-18D 5David NewsomThe Deputy Secretary of StateMessage5 PDFCONSULTATIONS WITH THE GOA
570675933065490HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Denis CliftCHRISTINE DODSONMemorandum2 PDFProposed Meeting with Member of the Argentine Junta, Admiral Massera
570675933065322HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Denis CliftTHE VICE PRESIDENTMemorandum9 PDFBiefing Book for Bilateral Meetings with Latin Leaders
570675933065491HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Denis CliftCHRISTINE DODSONMemorandum12 PDFProposed Meeting with Member of the Argentine Junta, Admiral Massera
570675933069129HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Denis CliftDAVID AARONMessage2 PDFThe Vice President's Meeting with President Videla of Argentina
547558432455742HS1-79813475UD-10D 22Department of StateAmEmbassy BUENOS AIRESAirgram3 PDFHuman Rights Violations in Argentina
528295932731893606630UD-07D 147DerianSecretaryMemorandum7 PDFU.S. Contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross's Programs of Assistance to Argentine Refugees and Detainees
528295932731894606630UD-07D 147DerianSecretaryMemorandum8 PDFStudy Mission to Argentina by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
570675933065390HS1-413915044UD-18D 5E. O. JonesR. Titus, T. Borek, F. Rondon, C. FinanMemorandum8 PDFArgentine Military Assistance
570675933069319HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmuind S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum0 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933069318HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmuind S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum3 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933069301HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmund S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum3 PDFU.S. Policy Toward Argentina
570675933064680HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmund S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum5 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933065519HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmund S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum4 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933069315HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmund S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum5 PDFEVENING REPORT
570675933069302HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmund S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum3 PDFU.S. Policy Toward Argentina
570675933069304HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Edmund S. MuskieTHE PRESIDENTMemorandum3 PDFU.S. Policy Toward Argentina
570675933065298HS1-413915044UD-18D 5Ellis o. JonesPatricia DerianMemorandum3 PDFHuman Rights
547396532989051HS1-282347794UD 16D 15EmbassySecStateMessage18 PDF109-HQ-12-201
540885932451974HS1-76850586UD-10D 1Emilio Mignone, F. Allen HarrisMemo of Conversation2 PDFAdmiral Massera's attitude towards GOA
570675933065420HS1-413915044UD-18D 5F. A. HarrisBumpus, Bova, Lister, WeismanTransmittal Memo/Buckslip5 PDFFREED DETAINEES AND RETURNED DISAPPEARED
570675933065494HS1-413915044UD-18D 5F. Allen HarrisRoberta Cohen, James BumpusLetter Official-Informal2 PDFSTATEMENTS BY PAHR AND PCA ON HUMAN RIGHTS
570675933065522HS1-413915044UD-18D 5F. Allen HarrisLetter Official-Informal4 PDFARGENTINE POLITICS AND POLICIES
540895932453443HS1-76850684UD-10D 3F. Allen HarrisJeff WeissmannLetter Official-Informal3 PDF
570675933065503HS1-413915044UD-18D 5F. Allen HarrisRoberta CohenLetter2 PDFHuman Rights and Argentine-US Relations
570675933065516HS1-413915044UD-18D 5F. Allen HarrisMarl SchniederNote/Notes2 PDFSchamis Meeting
570675933065483HS1-413915044UD-18D 5F. Allen HarrisRoberta Cohen, James BumpusLetter Official-Informal6 PDFHUMAN RIGHTS AND ARGENTINE-U.S. RELATIONS
570675933064706HS1-413915044UD-18D 5FERNANDO E RONDONTHE PRESIDENT, Todman, Zimmerman, DerianDraft3 PDFDraft Item for Evening Report