Friday, January 11, 2019

POLO Series Available in Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

GPO recently cataloged 38 titles of the Central Intelligence Agency’s POLO series. Inspired by the threat of international communism, the Sino-Soviet Studies Group (SSG) was established in 1956 within the Office of Current Intelligence and was the office responsible for the POLO series.
Written between 1961 and 1973, these informal intelligence studies provide insight into the Chinese government under Mao Zedong. Topics include the Cultural Revolution, the Sino-Indian border dispute, leadership after Mao, and various purges.
Individual PURLs have been created for all 38 titles. One example:
  • Title: Lin Piao and the Great Helmsman
  • SuDoc: PREX 3.22:P 75/29
  • System #: 1087974
  • PURL
View all POLO series titles available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) by entering ‘polo series’ in the Basic Search or ‘polo’ in the Series/Periodical keyword(s) Advanced Search.
To learn more about this and two related series, see the publication on the CAESAR, POLO & ESAU papers (also available at the GPO Bookstore) as well as the POLO collection on the CIA website.