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Guide to the Philip Agee Papers TAM 517

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Aniko Szucs and Peter Filardo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 13, 2018 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The collection contains: biographical materials, photographs, correspondence, detailed datebooks; (U.S.) government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) -- principally 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 in both paper and electronic format; subject files, many relating to Latin American and other countries and to the CIA's activities in relation to them, and some relating to his expulsion from Great Britain; writings by and about Agee; with clippings and clippings files throughout. The leading correspondent is Agee's attorney, Meliv L. Wulf; there is also correspondence with several publishers, with Noam Chomsky, Maurice Bishop, (revolutionary Prime Minister of Grenada from 1979-1983), Ilona Maria Lorenz (Fidel Castro's onetime lover, later hired by CIA to assassinate Castro), and publisher Lyle Stuart. The collection, in addition to documenting Agee's life, his career as a CIA agent and his subsequent activities to expose and oppose U.S. foreign intelligence activities and foreign policy goals, and legal cases in which he was involved, will also be of interest to the study of U.S. foreign intelligence activities and foreign policy, notably in relation to Latin America but also in Western Europe and elsewhere.


Organized into eleven series:

Series I, Biographical and Memorabilia
Series II, Datebooks
Series III, Correspondence
Subseries: A. Alphabetical
Subseries B. Chronological
Subseries C. Foreign Languages
Series IV, Government Documents
Series V, Legal Cases and Documents
Subseries: A. Agee v. Barbara Bush
Subseries B. Agee v. Ceorge Crile, et. al.
Subseries C. Agee v. United States
Subseries D. Agee v. U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, et. al.
Subseries E. Agee v. U.S. Dept. of State
Subseries F. Other Cases (Legal Documents from Cases of Interest to Agee)
Series VI, Subject Files
Subseries A. Countries: Latin America
Subseries B. Countries: Other
Subseries C. Expulsions
Subseries D. Individuals, Organizations, Topics
Series VII, University Lectures, Teaching and Research Files
Series VIII, Writings
Subseries: A. Published Writings
Subseries B. Unpublished Writings
Subseries C. Interviews
Subseries D. Speeches
Subseries E. Reviews of Agee's Writings
Subseries F. Writings about Agee
Subseries G. Writings by Others
Series IX, Oversized Clippings About Philip Agee
Series X, Audiocassettes
Series XI: Photographs

Arranged alphabetically, unless otherwise specified.