CIA Internal Histories

Center for the Study of Intelligence Histories

50 Years in Langley: Recollections of the Construction of CIA's Original Headquarters Building 1961-2011
Eagle and Swastika: CIA and Nazi War Criminals and Collaborators (Draft)
Hearts and Minds: Three Case Studies of the CIA's Covert Support of American Anti-Communist Groups in the Cold War, 1949-1967
Notes From Our Attic: A Curator's Pocket History of the CIA

CSI Vietnam Histories

CIA and the House of Ngo: Covert Action in South Vietnam, 1954-1963
CIA and Rural Pacification in South Vietnam
CIA and the Generals: Covert Support to Military Government in South Vietnam
Good Questions, Wrong Answers: CIA's Estimate of Arms Traffic Through Sihanoukville, Cambodia During the Vietnam War
The Way We Do Things: Black Entry Operations Into North Vietnam
Undercover Armies: CIA and Surrogate Warfare in Laos

CIA Historical Staff Series

CIA Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: U-2 and OXCART Programs, 1954-1974
Chronology 1946-65 Volume 1 1946-55
Chronology 1946-65 Volume 2 1956-65

The Clandestine Service Historical Series

CSHP 024 Report on Berlin Operations Base, January 1946-March 1948
CSHP 087 Civil Air Transport (CAT): A Proprietary Airline, 1946-1955
CSHP 098 The Illegal Border Crossing Program, 1946-1959
CSHP 105 Record of Paramilitary Action Against the Castro Government of Cuba, 17 March 1960 - May 1961
  • 2.040 History of FI/D
  • 2.108 FI Staff Coordination under NSCID No. 5
  • 2.124 [Classified Title]
  • 2.132 Vietnam
  • 2.149 History of FI Staff
  • 2.161 FI Operations Group
  • 2.191 FI Intelligence Group
  • 2.216 Coordination and Planning Commissions (SHAPE)
  • 2.220 CS Special Group Functions
  • 2.289 FI Special Ops Group
  • 2.290 FI Scientific Intelligence Group
  • 2.297 CIA Influence on Relationships between Third Parties
  • 2.304 CS Budgetary Functions
  • 2.319 Organizational Services and its Predecessor Organizations
  • 2.320 History of RID Training Office
  • The DCI Historical Series

    Early Histories

    HS-1 The Central Intelligence Agency: An Instrument of Government, to 1950
    HS-3 CIA Support Functions: Organization and Accomplishments of the DDA-DDS Group, 1953-1956

    The Directors of Central Intelligence

    DCI-1 General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence October 1950 - February 1953 Volume I The Essential Background
    DCI-1 General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence October 1950 - February 1953 Volume II Bedell Smith Takes Command
    DCI-1 General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence October 1950 - February 1953 Volume III Reorganization Pursuant to NSC 50
    DCI-1 General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence October 1950 - February 1953 Volume IV The War Emergency and the Clandestine Services
    DCI-1 General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence October 1950 - February 1953 Volume V External Relations
    DCI-2 Allen Welsh Dulles as Director of Central Intelligence 23 February 1953 - 29 November 1961 Volume III Covert Activities
    DCI-4 History of SIGINT in the Central Intelligence Agency, 1947-70
    DCI-5 Internal Audit of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1947 through 1967 [External File]
    DCI-6 Planning and Construction of the Agency Headquarters Building, January 1946 - July 1963
    DCI-7 The Office of the Inspector General, January 1952 - December 1971 [External File]
    DCI-8 Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation | Volume V Draft
    John McCone as Director of Central Intelligence, 1961-1965
    William E. Colby as Director of Central Intelligence, 1973-1976

    Miscellaneous Series

    MS-5 The Relationship Between The Director For National Estimates And Deputy Director For Intelligence

    The Directorate of Intelligence Historical Series

    OBGI-1 National Intelligence Survey Program 1948-1968
    OCI-1 A History of the Central Intelligence Bulletin, 1951-1967

    Directorate of Science & Technology Histories

    OSA-1 History of the Office of Special Activities From Inception to 1969
    OSP-1 Office Of Special Projects 1965-1970 Volume Two Chapters III-IV & Source References
    CORONA Program History

    The Support Services Historical Series

    OP-3 The Office of Personnel: Special Activities Staff, 1957-70

    Miscellaneous Studies

    MISC-18 Donovan and the CIA: A History Of The Establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency
    The Battle for Iran
    CIA Watergate History - Draft
    Historical Background of the Central Intelligence Agency (excerpts)
    History of Personal Affairs Branch
    History of the Office of Communications
    Family Jewels
    Legislative History of the Central Intelligence Agency - Draft
    OSS War Report Vol. 1 - Washington Organization
    OSS War Report Vol. 2 - Operations in the Field

    Other Identified Volumes

  • MISC-20 Eisenhower and Reconnaissance
  • OCI-5 Keeping the President Informed
  • Sources

    Declassifying CIA's Internal Histories
    CIA HISTORICAL PROGRAM STATUS OF CS HISTORIES
    CIA HISTORICAL PROGRAM STATUS OF CS HISTORIES 30 SEPTEMBER 1971
    CIA HISTORICAL PROGRAM STATUS OF CS HISTORIES 30 SEPTEMBER 1971
    THE CIA HISTORY PROGRAM