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James H. Critchfield Papers, 1941-2003

James H. Critchfield Papers, 1941-2003
Mss. Acc. 2004.09, 2009.367
11.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Documentation and drafts for James Critchfield's book, "Partners at the Creation the Men behind Postwar Germany's Defense and Intelligence Establishments." Includes oral history transcripts and documents relating to the Berlin Crises (1958-1961), founding of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), declassified Central Intelligence Agency documents (1945-1949), a German-English intelligence glossary, biographical files and correspondence.

Acc. 2009.367 consists of  photocopies of "Foreign Intelligence and Partnership:CIA and the origins of the BND, 1945-49"; as well as one bound and one loose-leaf set of copies of correspondence relating to Critchfield's post-war Intelligence tasks.

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Critchfield, James H. (1917-2003)
Germany. Bundesnachrichtendienst--History
Intelligence service--Germany--History
National security--Germany--History
Manuscripts (document genre)
Video recordings

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Lois Critchfield.
Acc. 2004.09 was a gift of Lois Critchfield in 2004. Acc. 2009.367 a gift of Lois Critchfield in August 2009.
Related Materials
The James H. Critchfield Papers relating to Oman are housed at the Georgetown University Library. All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved and described in the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
Related Publications
James H. Critchfield, Partners at the Creation: the Men behind Postwar Germany's Defense and Intelligence Establishments. (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2003).
Preferred Citation
James H. Critchfield Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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Other Note

A PDF document of the inventory for Acc. 2004.09 is available online.

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

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