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Guide to the Philip Agee Papers TAM 517

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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Title: Philip Agee Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1948-2007
Dates [bulk]: 1965-2000
Abstract: Philip Burnett Franklin Agee (1935–2008) was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer and writer, best known as the author of Inside the Company: CIA Diary (1975), which identifed about 250 CIA officers, front companies and foreign agents then or previously working for the United States. Agee joined the CIA in 1957, and over the following decade had postings in Washington, D.C., Ecuador, Uruguay, and Mexico. After resigning from the Agency in 1968, he became a leading opponent of CIA practices. Exiled from the U.S., and expelled from Great Britain, he died in Cuba in January 2008. The collection contains: biographical materials, correspondence, datebooks, documents obtained under the FOIA Act, notably CIA documents, as well as FBI and State Department documents; legal materials from various cases in which Agee was the plaintiff; lectures and university teaching files; subject files, many relating to Latin American and other countries and to CIA activity in them, and some relating to his expulsion from Great Britain; published and unpublished writings by Agee; reviews of his work; and other writings about Agee.
Quantity: 21.25 Linear Feet in 19 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 photograph box, 1 oversize flat box, 1 folder, and 2 Microsoft Word files.
Language: Materials are in mostly in English, with some materials in Spanish, and a small amount of materials in German, and other (principally European) languages.
Call Phrase: TAM 517