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Description
Pamphlets, leaflets, serial issues, studies, reports, and synopses of intelligence documents relating to the Communist International, communism and communist front organizations in the United States, Soviet espionage and covert operations, and propaganda and psychological warfare, especially during World War II.
Background
The Herbert Romerstein collection consists of material collected by Herbert Romerstein (1931-2013) over a period of many decades, during which he served successively as a staff member of United States Congressional committees (House Committee on Un-American Activities, House Committee on Internal Security, and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) and of the United States Information Agency. He made use of the collection as research material for several publications of which he was author or co-author, including The KGB against the Main Enemy: How the Soviet Intelligence Service Operates against the United States (Lexington, 1989), Heroic Victims: Stalin's Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War (Washington, D.C., 1994), The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors (Washington, D.C., 2000), and Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government (New York, 2012).
Extent
1235 manuscript boxes, 36 oversize boxes, 17 cardfile boxes (573.2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.