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Index Data File, ca. 1900 - 1981 (info) Search
Title: Index to Ground Photography Master Negatives Files, created, 1999 - 2000, documenting the period 1900 - 1981
Creator: Central Intelligence Agency. 12/4/1981- (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency
Other Titles: Finding Aid for Ground Photography Master Negatives
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3574; EMAIL:
Inclusive Dates: 1999 - 2000
Coverage Dates: 1900 - 1981
Date Note: The index covers negatives of images that date back at least to 1906, although primarily it covers the date range of 1930 - 1980. Many negatives are dated 1900 although it must be noted that according to agency documentation, the date 1900 was used to represent any unknown date. Although the coverage dates span 1900 - 1981, the agency did not begin to create this index until approximately 1999.
Part of: Record Group 263: Records of the Central Intelligence Agency
Function and Use: The agency created this index to provide National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) staff a tool for locating negatives in its master files and to compile lists of images by year, country, or year and country.
Scope & Content Note: This series consists of an electronic index encompassing item level identification and descriptive data for the 761,983 black-and-white negatives in the series "Ground Photography Master Files, 1947 - 2000" (National Archives Identifier 608894). Information for this series is organized in seven fields: National Archives and Records Administration Box Number, agency-assigned image serial number, country or region name, year, copyright indicator, original job number, and original box number.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and Central Intelligence Agency
Extent: 1 data file and 3 linear inches of paper documentation
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