Sherman Kent Papers (MS 854) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Correspondence, writings, research notes, teaching materials, clippings and other printed material, photographs, and memorabilia which document the personal life and professional career of Sherman Kent. The papers highlight Kent's student years and teaching career at Yale and his lifelong research in French history. In 1941 Kent joined the U.S. Office of Strategic Services as chief of the African section and from 1943-1945 served as chief of the Europe-Africa division. In 1946 Kent was acting director of the Office of Research and Intelligence for the United States Department of State. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1950 and served as the director of the Office of National Estimates from 1958 until his retirement in 1967. Kent's career in intelligence is also represented in these papers, though they contain no official records from the O.S.S. or the C.I.A.
Robin William Winks Papers (MS 336) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Correspondence, subject files, writings,and audiotapes documenting the personal life and professional career of Robin William Winks. Much of this collection is unprocessed, so could be challenging to use. The materials of greatest interest on the topic of espionage and intelligence are likely those relating to research for Winks' book Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961 (Morrow, 1987), which are in Accession 2004-M-060, Boxes 15-23.
Walter L. Pforzheimer Papers (GEN MSS 817) [General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library]
- Personal correspondence, diaries, writings, notes, and family papers; correspondence, reports, and other documents relating to the United States Army during World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection, and the United States Defense Intelligence College; historical manuscripts and related materials collected by Pforzheimer concerning the history of military intelligence, including autograph documents, signed, by European heads of state and American presidents, seventeenth-twentieth centuries; prints, posters, and newspapers, including rare seventeenth-twentieth century items relating to Molière and other subjects; framed oil paintings and prints; book collecting notes, lists, vendor receipts, and card catalogs; rare postage stamps, including propaganda and forgeries; photographs, glass and film negatives, glass stereographs, and photograph albums; video and audio recordings, including interviews with Pforzheimer and presentations by him; microfilms; computer disks; and objects collected by Pforzheimer,including Molière medals, military decorations, and memorabilia relating to his intelligence career.
H. F. Broch de Rothermann Papers (YCGL MSS 2) [Yale Collection of German Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library]
- Correspondence documenting the life and career of the Austrian writer Hermann Broch, the father of Hermann Friedrich Broch de Rothermann.The collection spans the years 1916 to circa 2001, with the bulk of the material falling between 1953 and 1986. Major topics include republication of Hermann Broch's writings, Broch scholarship, and other aspects of the reception history of Broch's works. Also present are materials relating to Broch de Rothermann's work in the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II, writings and drawings by Broch deRothermann, and other papers relating to him. Papers relating to the OSS include reports on the development and effectiveness of propaganda, American support for resistance in areas occupied by Germany, American occupation of Italy and Germany, and interrogation of German soldiers and other prisoners by the American army; samples of military and civilian propaganda in German, Italian, French, Russian, and other languages; correspondence and documents about Broch de Rothermann’s service, discharge, and return to the United States after the war; and a photograph of unidentified soldiers, possibly including Broch de Rothermann.Propaganda samples include drawings made by artist Saul Steinberg.
Harvey Seymour Sussman Papers (MS 1457) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Harvey Sussman served with the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, D.C., London, Burma, Ceylon, and Southeast Asia from 1944 to 1945. Sussman was a member of the Army Specialized Training Program ASTP at Yale University from 1943 to 1944 and studied the Malayan language. Correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs document his year as a member of the ASTP and his service as a member of the Office of Strategic Services. The papers also include material for the ASTP reunion at Yale in 1990 and a 1995 diary of a return visit to Burma.
Myers Family Papers (YCAL MSS 27) [Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library]
- Correspondence with family, friends, and acquaintances, plus a variety of personal papers,including obituaries, letters of sympathy, diaries, and scrapbooks documenting the lives of Richard E. and Alice Lee Myers and their children. Prominent correspondents include Stephen Vincent Benét, Nadia Boulanger, Grace Flandrau, John Gielgud, Charlotte Kett, Archibald MacLeish, and Gerald Murphy. Correspondence from 1941-1945 concerns World War II. Letters from son Dicky while he was in training with the R.A.F. in Bermuda, England, and Canada; letters from Richard while he was with the OSS in London; letters from daughter Fanny while she was serving in the Office of War Information in London and Paris; and letters from Alice Lee in the States give detailed accounts, from a variety of perspectives, of the War and its effects on American and European life.
Raymond Kennedy Papers (MS 1046) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Writings, maps, photographs, field trip notes, and other research materials documenting Kennedy's work in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia. Among the writings, some of which are in Dutch and Indonesian, are articles and speeches by Kennedy, memoranda written for the U.S. State Department, and writings by others about Southeast Asia. The collection also includes notes and drafts for Kennedy's unpublished four-volume work, Peoples and Cultures of Indonesia, and notes, photographs, recordings, and maps from the Indonesian field trip during which he was killed. Finally, teaching materials from Kennedy's work with the Staff Officers School for Strategic Studies during the Second World War and from other schools are included.
Yale in World War II Collection (MS 1212) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Collection assembled from a variety of sources includes printed matter, reports, correspondence, memoranda, radio scripts, memorabilia, scrapbooks and clippings documenting some of the activities at Yale University and of the individual colleges during World War II. Letters from Yale men in the services, both in the United States and abroad, to officials of the university make up a substantial part of the collection. Also included in Series I are correspondence and financial documents of the "Yale Library Project," a military intelligence operation secretly funded by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services which used Joseph T. Curtiss, a professor of English at Yale, as its agent.
Richard Ruggles Papers (MS 1871) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Papers and reports of Richard Ruggles regarding an invention called the Yale Rapid Selector and his work as an economist for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, analyzing serial numbers of Nazi tanks and tires in order to estimate German tank production.
Robert P. Joyce Papers (MS 1901) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Memoirs and related writings documenting Joyce's personal life, as well as his career in the United States Foreign Service and the Office of Strategic Services. There is a minimal amount of correspondence with Max Hayward, authority on Russian literature, and Paul Nitze, expert on United States foreign policy.
David Andrew Hunter Papers (MS 1486) [Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library]
- Correspondence, topical files and photographs. As an Intelligence Officer in the Office of Strategic Services, Hunter served in Burma, India, China and Thailand. Hunter received an honorable discharge on April 6, 1946, and returned to New Orleans. Thereafter, he became ill with dysentery and malaria. Correspondence and topical files document David Hunter's attempts to prove that his post-war illnesses were service-related and to gain compensation. The photographs are of the Far East during World War II.