Colby's Papers: The CIA Policies in pdf

William E. Colby Papers.
Biographical Sketch
William E. Colby (1920-1996) is best remembered as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agencyfrom 1973 to 1976.William E. Colby was born on January 4, 1920 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Princeto nUniversity in 1940. Enlisting in the U.S. Army, Colby saw action in World War II as a paratrooper for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency. After the war, Colby received a law degree from Columbia University in New York in 1947.In 1950, William Colby joined the CIA. He held posts in Stockholm (1951-1953), Rome (1953-1958) and Saigon, South Vietnam (1959-1962). He eventually directed CIA operations in all of Asia (1962-1967).He was involved with C.I.A. operations during the Vietnam War.In 1971 Colby returned stateside to the CIA. He became head of the CIA in 1973. During his tenure, CIA operations came under scrutiny of the U.S. Congress and American citizens. Colby often testified before Congress to defend the CIA’s policies. President Gerald Ford forced Colby’s to retire from the CIA in1976.William E. Colby authored two books:- “Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA.” (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978).- “Lost Victory: A Firsthand Account of America’s Sixteen-Year Involvement in Vietnam. (Chicago:Contemporary Books, 1989).William E. Colby died on April 27, 1996 at Rock Point, Maryland.[Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Online].
Scope and Contents Note
The William E. Colby Papers comprise the personal papers of William E. Colby, the Director of theCentral Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 1976. A series of letters to Colby dating to the 1980s and1990s touches on his opinion about various books concerning the history of intelligence in America. Also included are reproduced reports deriving from his service as head of the C.I.A. A fair amount of printed materials are also present. The bulk of the collection is composed of newspaper clippings documenting Colby’s career collected in scrapbooks and loose newspaper articles. The documents span from 1963 to 1994, and the bulk of the documents date between 1973 and 1991. The William E. Colby Papers are stored in 8 archival boxes and amount to 7.25 linear feet

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