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August 30, 1974
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~?~ I ()On Approved For Release 2003/04/$ I REIP84-0078OR005900020016-1 L Cft I f' r5 try File _&/~l 30 August 1974 CIA History Staff Monthly Report #3 1. Approved Program During August, I completed an important appendix to his Iran is a competent review of the oil factor. will also finish a first draft of the entire history witnin days. After I review it, he plans to show it to appropriate officials. It will then shrink and grow. I I is deep into the archives on Vietnam. Unless a gets some help, he may never surface again. On 29 August, EA division offered the history staff the free services of a senior reports officer with many years experience on Vietnam. She is a placement problem and needs a non-supervisory assignment. I have assigned her to help 0 with a mutual agreement that we will all keep our options open. I have my fingers crossed. has streamlined his work plan on the Bay o search work has been outstanding, and I now believe he will begin writing sooner than he planned. 25X1 Walter Pforzheimer is reviewing legislative 25X1 history work. He is also reviewing Ma Walter works at his own pace. My first formal review session with him is two months off. During August, we took physical custody of the DD/O histories. There is a fair demand for them, mostly by younger officers. I am reading all of them personally and will probably declare a majority of them as failing to qualify as legitimate histories under the Agency history program criteria. 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/9E X184-00780R0 5900020016-1 0020016-1 Approved For Release LCIMP84-0078OR005900020016-1 During August, we completed, with PSD, the first run- through on the executive portrait roster except for We received our first responses from the DD/O on the intelligence museum collection. They were not helpful. Two major proposals - one on the wider internal use of histories, the other on releasing a history - are still pending. 2. Ad Hockery fjo-r 40 5 We are preparing to receive Ray Cline/and his research assistant. They will probably end up in Key Building, in which case the history staff will service their requests. 25X1 STAT Yet another, hopefully, thq last hatch of papers have has agreed to 25X1 emerged from Mr. Dulles' house. I I review them for final disposition. I I on behalf of George Carver, asked me to dra a proposal or releasing captured Vietnamese Communist documents. I don't know why I said yes, but I did. I remain involved with Mr. John A. McCone. We sent him some unclassified background material on the Agency and Watergate. I also worked with EUR division on his forthcoming trip to Europe. 3. Personnel and other I Iwere told that their positions wi e a o is e an tnat tney have until 30 June 1975 to relocate. They took the news calmly and are in touch with who is, for my money, as good a personnel o icer as have ever encountered. There was a brief flicker of light at the end of the space tunnel, but all is dark again. 25X1 Approved For Release 20039] ADP84-00780R005900020016-1 Approved For Release 2003/04/29 : CI RDP84-0078OR005900020016-1 SECRET Sherm Kent roars back into town after Labor Day. I look forward to that. As of 31 August, I go on leave. I shall return on 16 September looking forward with great eagerness to teaching my first class in the off-campus program and to a management conference on 17 September. WALTER ELDER Chief, CIA History Staff STAT 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/?9 :- RDP84-0078OR005900020016-1 3 t __' U Il Approved For Release 2003/04/29 : CIA-RDP84-0078OR005900020016-1 Approved For Release 2003/04/29 : CIA-RDP84-0078OR005900020016-1