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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • November 06, 1948

    Report about the Greater Syria Project

    Report on the spread of support for the greater Syria project to Lebanon from Syria, information on Syrian and Lebanese supporters.

  • November 25, 1948

    Payment to ‘Afif al Tibi

    Note from Afif al-Tabibi that he received payment.

  • 1949

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes a meeting between a Russian official and an unnamed Kurdish man who is a Kurdish nationalist. They exchange information on 'army secrets.'

  • 1949

    Brotherhood's Meeting in Beirut

    Short report on a Muslim Brotherhood meeting in Beirut in the wake of the assassination of the president of the organization.

  • 1949

    Turkish Activities

    Report on Turkish intelligence activities in Lebanon.

  • January 24, 1949


    A receipt for funds recieved from Chehab.

  • January 27, 1949

    Request for Employment

    Letter to Farid Chehab asking for a job.

  • February 01, 1949

    From a Report by France's Minister Plenipotentiary in Damascus to Beirut and Egypt

    While, after 1945, Syria greatly favored the British Government, recent events in Palestine and Arab countries have changed Syria's outlook, and France decides to change its policy toward Syria and Lebanon.

  • February 03, 1949

    Telegram from Husni al Za’eem

    Short telegram from Ḥusnī al-Za'īm thanking Farid Chehab.

  • February 09, 1949

    Establishing an Intelligence Office

    Letter about the establishment of an intelligence office with a list of relevant names.

  • February 11, 1949

    Elias Gheryafi against Prince Farid

    Report regarding propaganda against Chehab being spread in the newspapers.

  • April 19, 1949

    Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī [Mamdouh al Maydani] / Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Discusses the whereabouts of Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī, a Syrian agent who is conducting surveillance of communists in Beirut. Also discusses various actors in the Syrian coup d’état.

  • April 19, 1949

    Russian Activities in Lebanon

    Discusses the arrival of Dmitri Khalodemina in Beirut, his movements, and activities of the local Press Agency.

  • April 20, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    Short summary of a meeting at the Soviet News Bureau in Beirut on the "World Congress of Partisans for Peace" organized in Paris by the Soviet-backed World Peace Council. .

  • April 20, 1949

    Meeting of the National Freedom Bloc/Lebanon

    Short summary of a meeting of the National Freedom bloc that took place in late April to discuss changes that Edde is making to the government.

  • April 20, 1949

    Emile Edde's Meetings

    Summary of a meeting between Emile Edde and other members of the National Freedom Bloc on April 19th to discuss the activities of the opposition. The Journalist informer learns of Edde's plans to communicate with the Phalangists.

  • April 21, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    Fragment describing the distribution of “Soviet News” magazine and tracking an unknown person named Morris.

  • April 21, 1949

    The Parti Populaire Syrien

    Short document on the arrival, whereabouts and activities of PPS in Beirut, April 1949.

  • April 21, 1949

    Jordanian Activities in Lebanon

    Report on a Jordanian agents who meet in Beirut at Sheikh Ibrāhim al-Khaṭīb's home to exchange intelligence.

  • April 21, 1949

    Meeting of the Lebanese Opposition

    Notes on communication between members of the Phalangist party and Emile Edde.