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Intelligence Services

Introduction to the Collection

The Hoover Institution is one of the leading repositories in the world to provide open access to the papers of spies and spy-catchers. Melita Norwood, Nikolai Khokhlov, Pavel Sudoplatov, Ryszard Wraga, Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart and Sir Paul Dukes may not be household names (nor should they have been, given their line of work), but their contributions to history have been singular. As evidence emerges from newly declassified sources, researchers return again and again to these collections to establish new connections, open new directions for study and discover new aspects of the effect of intelligence services on politicians and policy-making. Aside from the papers of actual agents, Hoover holds extensive research material on the subject of intelligence and its use and misuse.

Featured Collections

WILLIAM J. CASEY PAPERS - Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1981–87

JAMES B. DONOVAN PAPERS - General counsel, US Office of Strategic Services, 1943–45

SIR PAUL DUKES PAPERS - British secret service agent and author

HARRY K. FUKUHARA PAPERS - Military intelligence interpreter during the Second World War and military intelligence officer during the occupation period of Japan, US ARMY

EESTI NSV RIIKLIKU JULGEOLEKU KOMITEE RECORDS - Fond ERAF.138SM contains foreign intelligence files, 1924–68

NIKOLAń¨ EVGEN'EVICH KHOKHLOV PAPERS - Soviet intelligence officer and defector to the United States

JOHN O. KOEHLER PAPERS - US journalist in Germany

SIR ROBERT HAMILTON BRUCE LOCKHART PAPERS - Director-general, Political Intelligence Department, British Foreign Office, 1940–45

MELITA NORWOOD PAPERS - Soviet espionage agent in Great Britain

OKHRANA RECORDS - Russian Imperial Secret Police, Paris office, 1883–1917

PAVEL SUDOPLATOV INTERVIEWS - Soviet intelligence officer

RYSZARD WRAGA PAPERS - Polish intelligence officer


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Smith, Edward Ellis and Rudolf Lednicky. The Okhrana -- The Russian Department of Police: A Bibliography. [Stanford, Calif.]: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, 1967