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Resource Guide:
Spies, Conspiracies, and Subversives

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
United States History — Political HistoryE183-E183.3
United States — Diplomatic History — Foreign and General RelationsE 183.7-E183.9
Twentieth Century — Political History — Un-American activitiesE 743.5
Military Administration — IntelligenceUB 25-UB 271
United States Government — Public AdministrationJK 404-JK 1685

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Spies — United States
  • Subversive activities — United states — History — Twentieth Century
  • Espionage — United States — 20th century
  • Women spies
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence Service — United States — Evaluation
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Conspiracty theories — United States — History — Encyclopedias

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
James Jesus Angleton, the CIA, and the craft of counterintelligenceJK 468 .I6 H65
Comrade J : the untold secrets of Russia’s master spy in America after the end of the Cold WarJN 6529 .O6 E17
Insidious foes : the Axis fifth column and the American home frontE 743.5 .M15
Spy : the inside story of how the FBI’s Robert Hanssen betrayed AmericaUB 271 .R92 H3723
American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln conspiraciesE 457.5 .K38
Conspiracy in Camelot the complete history of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedye-Book
Alger Hiss’s looking-glass wars the covert life of a Soviet spye-Book
Subversion as foreign policy : the secret Eisenhower and Dulles debacle in IndonesiaE 183.8 .I5 K34
Covering McCarthyism how the Christian Science monitor handled Joseph R. McCarthy, 1950-1954e-Book
A Yankee spy in Richmond the Civil War diary of “Crazy Bet” Van Lewe-Book
Traitors among us : inside the spy catcher’s worldUB 271 .U5 H47
Spies without cloaks : the KGB’s successorsHV 8227.2 .A3 K59
Subversives : the FBI’s war on student radicals, and Reagan’s rise to powerLD 760 .R67 2012
The wolves at the door : the true story of America’s greatest female spyUB 271 .U52 G6 2005
The CIA’s RussiansJK 468 .I6 H375 2003
Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary WarE 279 .D35 2014
ˆA‰ Very Principled Boy The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold WarriorE 748 .L46 B73 2014
Double cross : the true story of the D-Day spiesD 810 .S8 M237 2012
The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime WashingtonD 810 .S8 D234 2008
American Spies : Espionage Against the US From the Cold War to the Presente-Book
Eyes on Spies : Congress and the United States Intelligence Communitye-Book

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Intelligence and National Security
  • International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
  • American Intelligence Journal
  • Studies in Intelligence
  • National Reconnaissance: Journal of the Discipline and Practice
  • Journal of National Security Law & Policy
  • Harvard National Security Journal
  • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Selected Websites and Digital Archives