James B. Donovan papers, 1919-1976.


James B. Donovan papers, 1919-1976.

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, studies, drafts of book manuscripts, scrapbooks, notes, photographs, and printed matter, relating to the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development and the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the Nuremberg war crime trials, the Rudolf Abel-Gary Powers spy exchange, the Cuban prisoner exchange following the Bay of Pigs landing, and the New York City Board of Education.

90 ms. boxes, 7 oversize boxes, 9 envelopes.

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United States. Office of Strategic Services

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The special operations Branch, Office of Strategic Services, London was charged with conducting in enemy or enemy-occupied territories of the European Theater, sabotage operations, the support and supply of resistance groups, and guerrilla warfare. From the description of OSS/London: Special Operations Branch and Secret Intelligence Branch war diaries, 1944, [microfilm]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640182 ...

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

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New York (N.Y.). Board of Education

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Abel, Rudolf, 1903-1971

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Donovan, James B. (James Britt), 1916-1970

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James Britt Donovan (February 29, 1916 – January 19, 1970) was an American lawyer and United States Navy officer in the Office of Scientific Research and Development and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS, predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency), ultimately becoming general counsel of the OSS, and an international diplomatic negotiator. Donovan is widely known for negotiating the 1960–1962 exchange of captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers and American student Frederic Pry...

Powers, Francis Gary, 1929-1977

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Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident. He later worked as a helicopter pilot for KNBC in Los Angeles and died in a 1977 helicopter crash....