This collection consists of copies of materials opened, in whole or in part, as a result of Ford Library compliance with a National Security Council mandate to search for and have reviewed for declassification all materials relating to questionable activities in Chile from 1970 on, especially regarding Augusto Pinochet. Included are documents about the kidnapping and death of General Rene Schneider, the election of and coup against Salvador Allende, and the 1976 bombing in Washington, D.C. that killed former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. In some cases this may be the only place in Library holdings where these items are currently available for research as the documents were often selected from unprocessed collections. See an archivist for further information.
0.4 linear feet (ca. 800 pages)
These materials have been copied from various collections within the Library.
Open. Portions of some items may be temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).
See the copyright statements for the collections from which the documents were copied. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared by Karen B. Holzhausen, April 2002
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