2016 Press Releases

Declassified CIA and Henry Kissinger State Department Records
Press Release · Thursday, February 18, 2016

Washington, DC

Now Available at the National Archives at College Park, MD

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the CIA announced that it released scanned copies of approximately 750,000 pages of declassified intelligence papers, records, research files, and other content through the CIA’s Records Search Tool (CREST), which is located at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Read press release: CIA Releases Declassified Documents to National Archives

Also released this week are scanned copies of approximately 40,000 pages of newly declassified records from the collection of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's Government papers; these papers are housed at the Library of Congress, but a digital copy was donated to the National Archives to facilitate the declassification review. The Kissinger records were declassified under the CIA Remote Archives Capture Program (RAC) that reviews National Archives Presidential Library and related records. These records are in CREST because they contain many CIA equities, but are not CIA-originated documents.

The CIA’s CREST system is located in the National Archives’ Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) in Room 3000 of its College Park, MD research complex. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A librarian is available in the library Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. See more information on researching at the National Archives at College Park, MD.

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