“The Dueling Loyalties of Cold War Era Spies of the U.S. Government and the Soviet Union” was part of the 2014 meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, held at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.
Downloadable (pdf) temporary English language guide to the microfilm of Fond 515, "Files of the Communist Party of the USA in the Comintern Archives"
The CPUSA collection in the Comintern Archives (fond 515) includes 4,313 numbered files (dela). The material in the collection, largely the original headquarters records of the CPUSA shipped to Moscow many decades ago, spans the period from 1912 to 1944 with the bulk in the period from 1922 to 1936.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute. It was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966 as 5 U.S.C. § 552 and went into effect the following year.
COMINTERN online consists of two components: 1. A free online inventory to the complete Comintern Archives (55,000,000 pages) 2. A subscription-based service to 1.2 million digital images of the most frequently used documents.