CONFipiiiAL CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM
i Exploitation of Guatemalan Documents
Tracy Barnes has asked me to inform DCI of the following:
a meeting yesterday between State, USIA andfollowing general plan was accepted for theof the moreommunist Party,and Arbenz government documents which becameArbenz capitulatedi
three Agencies willointwhich will pool the documents and exploiteach others interests. State will provideof two men (possiblySIA willand CIA will provide three, plus the chairman.
group will operate generally ae aand under the chairmanship of CIA. will reserve two specific authorities;control of relations vLth localwho have technical custody of the(b) veto power over the use by State or USIAwhich can be used most effectivelyoperations.
docuinents are now and will remain inand are under the control of the Castillo Armas Both CIA and USIA intend to use the documentsCity and in the rest of Latin America for thereproducing for Washington only those which need berecords. State, on the other hand, intends only tophotograph in Guatemala City, and to shipashington for research here. State has agreed
in principle that CIA shall have record copies of its selections.
3- The sense of the above agreement teens to inset Ambassador Pourifoy's Insistence that the Agencies primarily concerned coordinate their exoloitation.
Preaant at the meeting, besides nyself who called it^
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Kr.Director of OIR Hr. ttyron Uurgin, Chief, DRA
Ur. Frank Oram, Dsputy Chief, ARA Mr. Hal Urlst, PAD Guatemala
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