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December 9, 2016
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September 18, 2000
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August 3, 1971
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Approved For Release 2001/09/03 : CIA-RDP83B00823R000200070012-3 3 August 1971 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director, SSU SUBJECT: Allen W. Dulles Papers REFERENCE: 17 Feb 71 Memo fr GC for C/RID, Subject: OSS Records - Dulles Files 1. You will recall that in his review of the Dulles papers came upon two envelopes containing several hundred pages of typed and printed material which was identified as the papers. These were the reports and other material had sent to Mr. Dulles when he was head of the OSS office in Switzerland. Since these were then in the nature of official reports, Mr.- made the technically correct decision to retain them with official files. 2. Mrs. Dulles has several times raised a question about these papers, saying they were of personal interest to her and to and that Mr. Dulles had wanted her (Mrs. Dulles) to have them. Since we have a basic understanding that we will return to the family's custody all material that we can release, I personally reviewed all these ocuments and believe it is obvious that none of them is or could properly be classified at this time. 3. I discussed the matter with the Director and recom- mended that we release these documents to Mrs. Dulles. The Director approved this recommendation. I will deliver the Approved For Release 2001/09/03 : CIA-RDP83B00823R000200070012-3 Approved For Release 2001/09/03 : CIA-RDP83B00823R000200070012-3 documents to Mrs. Dulles. As of now, she has made no decision on what disposition will be made of these documents or any other portion of the Dulles files. The assumption is that eventually they will go to Princeton. LAWRENCE R. HOUSTON General Counsel cc: DD/Security Approved For Release 2001/09/03 : CIA-RDP83B00823R000200070012-3