May 29th, 2009


Research assistance requested: CIA analyst in 1960

I'm working on a story set in 1960, in which the main character is a Polish-American CIA analyst. I'm looking for research sources that will help me answer questions like:
  • What was daily life like in Washington DC in 1960? What neighborhood would my character likely have lived in? How much would he have earned?
  • What exactly did a CIA analyst do all day? What would his office space have been like?
  • How were American citizens with Eastern European accents treated? There must have been quite a few such in Washington, many with secret clearances.
Thanks for any pointers you can provide.