Historical Intelligence Documents



CIA's early days

Editor's Note: The following pages have been provided as electronic images. They are part of a series designed to illustrate important events in the history of CIA.


    • Document 1

      The first page of the minutes of the DCI's staff meeting on 23 September 1947, in which he announces the establishment of CIA.

    • Document 2 (page 1, page 2, or page 3)

      The final issue of the Daily Summary, dated 20 February 1951. It was the the intelligence digest prepared by CIA for President Truman. The Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) replaced it.

    • Document 3

      A note from President Truman to DCI Smith giving his reaction to the CIB.




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