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Dear Mr. Richard Shippee,
Thank you for posting your request to History Hub.
Starting in 1953, United States Information Service (USIS) posts became the field operations offices of the United States Information Agency (USIA). Lester K. Little served in the USIA from 1955 to 1960. According to the Department of State’s Biographic Register for 1960, he was appointed Deputy Assistant Director of Personnel on February 16, 1955. In this position he held the paygrade of GS-15. His title became Director of Personnel on November 14, 1955. On October 16, 1956 he was promoted to GS-16. His name is also listed in the Official Registers of the United States for 1955 through 1959. For example, the 1959 edition lists him as the director of the Personnel Division of the Office Administration within the United States Information Agency.
Records of the U.S. Information Agency are in Record Group 306 (RG 306). We searched the National Archives Catalog and were unable to locate any RG 306 record series or file units which mentioned his name in the Catalog description. We were also unable to locate any records of the Personnel division. It is possible that some of the records of other headquarters offices of the USIA from this time period that were retained may have some incidental references to him. For questions about researching these records, contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An additional option is to request a copy of his Official Personnel Folder from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). This page gives information about how to make that request.
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