DNSA contains declassified documents -- totaling more than 488,000 pages -- that have been gathered through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Archive is made up of 29 collections and each collection contains a diverse range of policy documents including presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, and more. Additionally, reference supplements including introductory material, a chronology, a glossary, an essay, and a bibliography provide context and background for each collection. Each item has been abstracted and indexed over 20 different fields to enable powerful searching. Full images of each document can be viewed in GIF or PDF format.
Intelligence Analysis Librarian's Notes:
This database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945...