Holocaust-Era Assets

Civilian Agency Records RG 263

Other Agency Records

Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (RG 263)

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was created under the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 495) approved July 26, 1947, and established under the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President. The CIA inherited the personnel, property, and records of the Central Intelligence Group, which had been set up under a Presidential directive of January 22, 1946, to assist the National Intelligence Authority. Both the Central Intelligence Group and the National Intelligence Authority ceased to exist when the terms of the 1947 act took effect.

The CIA correlates and evaluates intelligence relating to national security and disseminates it within the Government. It also advises and makes recommendations to the National Security Council concerning intelligence matters and performs, for the benefit of the existing intelligence agencies, such additional services of common concern as the National Security Council decides can be more efficiently carried out by a central organization. (Note 33)    

Personnel Files of Thomas H. McKittrick and Emil Puhl, 1945-1946

This artificially created series consists of redacted electrostatic copies of two personnel formal type information files, the originals of which are still in the possession of the Central Intelligence Agency. The two files pertain to Thomas H. McKittrick, President of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, and Emil Puhl, Vice President of the Reichsbank during the Nazi era. The McKittrick files consists of two pages of outline biographical material, while the Puhl file contains intelligence and postwar interrogation reports on his role in Nazi Germany and his relations with the Nazi regime. Box 1

Records of the Foreign Broadcast Information Branch, 1947-1948   The Foreign Broadcast Information Branch was the successor organization to the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service (See Record Group 262). It became part of the Central Intelligence Agency on July 26, 1947.

Transcripts and Memoranda

Daily English Transcripts and Summaries of Monitored Foreign Radio Broadcasts January 1947-January 1948 (Entry 1)

Box # Monitored Location
19-20 Berne
134-136 Madrid
259-260 Stockholm
261 Switzerland

The Murphy Collection on International Communism 1917-1958

The collection consists mainly of newspaper clippings, Department of State documents, and a few other agency documents as well as a small number of CIA documents.

Box # Country
71 Sweden 1925-1946
77-78 Spain 1942-1945
82 Portugal 1932-1952
82-84 Switzerland 1939-1954 [contains information relating to German external assets and related matters.]
180 Austria 1934-1945
197-198 Argentina 1941-1945


Formerly-Security Classified Special Study Relating to Foreign Intelligence Agencies and Their Activities: "The Rote Kapell" (1973)
Box 1

Foreign Documents Division

Reference Materials Relating to German Captured Documents 1933-1945, Captured During World War II
Boxes 1-17

Directorate of Operations

Personality Files-Raoul Wallenberg
Boxes 1-2