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This guide provides a list of resources of declassified documents. The information here was selected for all audiences, including students, faculty, and members of the public


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How are Documents Declassfied?

  • Executive Order 13526 Executive Order 13526, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, is the latest in a series of Executive Orders that outline how information should be classified/declassified
  • National Declassification Center Established by President Obama's Executive Order 13526 the National Declassification Center resides within the National Archives. The website includes a list of newly declassified documents, annual reports, and prioritization plans.
  • Demystifying Declassification This blog post from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum provides a good overview of the declassification process

Interesting Books That Use Declassified Documents

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Did You Know?

According to the National Archives, Presidential Libraries hold more than

  • 30 million pages of textual classified materials
  • 1,000+ rolls of classified microfilm from the Franklin D. Roosevelt through George W. Bush Presidential administrations.
  • more than three terabytes of classified electronic records.

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