Federal Surveillance of the Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño

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Federal Surveillance of the Partido Independentista Puertorriqueno
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Federal Surveillance of the Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño, a digital archive of 10,083 pages, highlights the FBI’s efforts to disrupt the activities of the largest of the Puerto Rican independence parties, Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño, and compromise their effectiveness. A variety of materials comprise this archive, including:

  • FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of FBI offices including San Juan, New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, and New Haven
  • Excerpts from intercepted correspondence
  • Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses
  • Newsclippings and articles
  • Copies of handbills, pamphlets, and newsletters
  • Extremist Intelligence Section reports
  • Speech excerpts

This collection also includes documents made available from the U.S. Army and Intelligence and Security Command.  These documents include materials from:

  • 771st Military Intelligence Detachment
  • Headquarters U.S. Army Forces Antilles
  • U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division
  • 1940s Military Intelligence Division reports

There are a few materials from the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Many of these documents have been very recently declassified (November-December 2010 and April-May 2011).

Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library and U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

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