Chile Declassification Project


In 1999 and 2000, the United States declassified and released nearly 23,000 documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Council, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and the National Archives, documenting its history and involvement with Chile during Pinochet's rise to power and reign as dictator.

One of the government's primary goals in releasing these records was "to put original documents before the public so that it may judge for itself the extent to which U.S. actions undercut the cause of democracy and human rights in Chile" (U.S. Dept. of State's White House Press Statement, November 13, 2000).

Cornell Law Library is one of only two libraries in the world (the other being the National Archive in Maryland) that has acquired a print set of the Chile Declassification Project, Tranches I and II. This pathfinder is a guide to the Cornell Law Library's holdings of this project, related resources held by Cornell, as well as notable web sites.