Partner: National Security Archive, Washington
The Archive is a nongovernmental organization established in 1985 to fulfill the intent of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act by serving as an institutional memory for Freedom of Information Act releases in the area of national security. Located at the George Washington's University's Gelman Library, the Archive uniquely combines the functions of a research institute on international affairs, a public interest law firm, a library and archive of former secrets, a public advocate of openness in government, and a publisher of documents and documented analysis in books, microfiche, CD-ROM and online formats. It has published in microfiche over 500,000 pages of declassified U.S. documents, indexed and organized in comprehensive subject sets on issues ranging from spy satellites to nuclear proliferation, from the Berlin and Cuban crises to the pursuit of Osama bin Laden.
The Archive staff have built a critically praised web site featuring former secrets that has attracted more than 2.5 million "hits." For access to the Archive's documentary collections, consult it's Electronic Briefing Books: www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/index.html.
Thomas S. Blanton, Director