Correspondence, news dispatches and news stories, photocopies of East German secret police documents, photocopies of United
States government documents, post-reunification German governmental reports, clippings, other printed matter, photographs,
sound recordings, and video tapes, relating to political conditions in Germany, the East German secret police, the attempted
assassination of Pope John Paul II, and Soviet espionage within the Catholic Church. In part, used as research material for
the books by J. O. Koehler,
Stasi: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police (Boulder, Colo., 1999), and
Spies in the Vatican: The Soviet Union's War against the Catholic Church (2009).
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual
or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.