1994

From Coordinator of Information to CIA: Historical Intelligence Documents

By the editors of Studies

Introduction

Editor’s Note: The following reprints are part of a series designed to illustrate important events in the history of CIA.

Document 1
The first of the minutes of the DCI™s staff page meeting on 23 September 1947, in which he announces the establishment of CIA.

Document 2
The final issue of the Daily Summary was dated 20 Feb 1951. It was 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.