Describes the agencies of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. federal government, including an agency's history, its purpose, and listing its principal administrators. Includes an organizational chart. Information is also given on quasi-official agencies (boards, commissions, etc.) and on international organizations in which the U.S. participates
Online Freedom of Information / Declassified documents
Documents of the National Security Council 1947 - 1977. Call no.: AW1 .R6452 .
The National Security Council (NSC) is one of the President's most influential advisors on US foreign policy.
UBC Library also has Documents of the National Security Council Supplement: 1 - 6. Call no.: AW1.R6452 SUPPL, which extends the years covered by the document collection up to 1990.
How are these collections indexed?
From the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, this collection contains material covering Japan during World War II; Postwar Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia; China & India; Postwar Europe; the Soviet Union; and the Middle East.
Reports include reparation payments; German morale; German retreat policy; German partition; the Chinese Communist Party; Gandhi's fast; Communist influence in IndoChina; food crisis in Japan; Italian propaganda; the French Resistance; immigration into Palestine; Russo-Chinese relations; who's who in the Soviet government; etc.
Supplementary collections covering later postwar years - generally 1950 - 1961 - are available as well, but are catalogued individually:
NTIS Microfiche Collection:. Call no.: AW5.U56.
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is the largest central resource for U.S. government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.
Indexes to this collection
Unless you have a citation to a specific report - including its NTIS report number - you should start your research by consulting the U.S. Government Research and Development Reports Index.
How can I find documents in these collections?
Unless you have a complete citation for a specific document - including its alpha-numeric "address" you will have to consult the index for each collection.