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Finding Government Documents

Declassified Documents

Don Ferguson, artist. Date every classified document, Oct. 22 1964. Artist Poster Collection. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Declassified Documents: Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009 [Classified National Security Information] prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information, including information relating to defense against transnational terrorism.

Learn more about declassified documents by reading Executive Order 13526.

Finding Declassified Documents Online/ Subscription Databases

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Free Resources for Finding Declassified Documents