3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2020 10:34 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking finding aid to Japanese Intercepts

    Robert Hanyok Newbie

      My request concerns RG 457 Entry 9013 SRNA decrypts finding aid.  A two-part detailed finding aid for the intercepts (actually decrypts) of messages transmitted between Japanese Naval attachés and Tokyo was prepared in 2001 by Phyllis Altrogge, a NARA volunteer, working under the direction of NARA’s Dr. Lawrence McDonald. These messages are contained in 5,000 pages or so of declassified records designated as Entry 9013, Record Group (RG) 457 (National Security Agency). The first part of the finding aid is an alphabetical index of the intercepts by subject matter; the second is a listing, ordered by date, of each intercept, its originator and addressee(s), and a brief description of its contents. Does anyone have a copy of the finding aid or know how I can obtain one? Thanks

        • Re: Seeking finding aid to Japanese Intercepts
          Shannon Kerner Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Hanyok,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Translation Report of Intercepted Japanese Naval Attache Messages, ca. 1952 - 1980 in the  Records of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (Record Group 457) that includes 2,979 file units. This is the listing you seek. It is searchable by returning to the series description and clicking on the “Search within this Series” and type the number or the partial name of the document or topic in the search box. For access to the documents, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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            • Re: Seeking finding aid to Japanese Intercepts
              Robert Hanyok Newbie

              I am still seeking the two-part detailed finding aid for the intercepts (actually decrypts) of messages transmitted between Japanese Naval attachés and Tokyo.  I believe is separate work from the online Search in this Series. There should be copies of this finding aid for RG 457, Entry 9013.

                • Re: Seeking finding aid to Japanese Intercepts
                  Jason Atkinson Pioneer

                  Dear Mr. Hanyok,

                   

                  Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!

                  The finding aids you are referencing are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2), and are available as a Microsoft Word document and a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Because History Hub does not have an option to attach files to replies, we offered you the folder listing available via the Catalog.  Please email RDT2 at archives2reference@nara.gov to request copies of these finding aids.  We suggest that you link this reply in your email to provide added context to your request.

                   

                  We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!