CIA Releases Two Collections of Historical Documents
Press release: "Two significant collections of previously classified historical documents are now available in the CIA's FOIA Electronic Reading Room. The first collection, widely known as the "Family Jewels," consists of almost 700 pages of responses from CIA employees to a 1973 directive from Director of Central Intelligence James Schlesinger asking them to report activities they thought might be inconsistent with the Agency's charter. The second collection, the CAESAR-POLO-ESAU papers, consists of 147 documents and 11,000 pages of in-depth analysis and research from 1953 to 1973. The CAESAR and POLO papers studied Soviet and Chinese leadership hierarchies, respectively, and the ESAU papers were developed by analysts to inform CIA assessments on Sino-Soviet relations."National Security Archive press release: "The full "family jewels" report, released today by the Central Intelligence Agency and detailing 25 years of Agency misdeeds, is now available on the Archive's Web site. The 702-page collection was delivered by CIA officers to the Archive at approximately 11:30 this morning -- 15 years after the Archive filed a Freedom of Information request for the documents. The report is available for download in its entirety and is also split into five smaller files for easier download.
CIA's "Family Jewels" - full report (27 MB)
CIA's "Family Jewels" - Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Today's release includes a newly-declassified version of a memo first released 30 years ago in 1977 with substantially fewer excisions."
Via Cryptome and Michael Ravnitzky, this link to the entire document collection, Title: "FAMILY JEWELS" -- Pages: 0702 -- Pub Date: 5/16/1973 -- Release Date: 6/18/2007 -- Keywords: FAMILY JEWELS -- Case Number: F 1992-00353--Release Decision: RIPPUB.