Prepared By: CIA Museum
In the summer of 2011, the CIA Museum inaugurated a gallery dedicated to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the World War II outfit that was America’s first centralized intelligence agency. The Official OSS Exhibition Catalogue, like the gallery itself, brings the OSS legacy to life and suggests how the CIA reflects that legacy. Showcasing artifacts and photographs from the Museum collection, the catalogue covers the history of OSS from the Pearl Harbor attack through the dissolution of the OSS. Along the way, it introduces many trailblazers of US intelligence.