Selected Articles & Other Writings

“Conflicted Loyalties: The Betrayals of Alger Hiss and Harry S. Truman,” Richard Kirkendall (editor), in Harry S.Truman and Civil Liberties (Truman State University Press, 2013) 

“Soviet Espionage in the United States during the Stalin Era” Conference paper and panel commentary on H-DIPLO Article Roundtable Vol. X, No. 24 (2009), posted 17 July 2009; 

“Alger Hiss: Recent Explorations in Documenting the Public and Private Man.”  Conference paper delivered during New York University Center for the United States and the Cold War, inaugural conference, “Alger Hiss and History Conference,” (New York University, 5 April 2007)

Biographical entry for "Harry Dexter White" in James Gilbert Ryan and Leonard C. Schlup (editors), Historical Dictionary of the 1940s, (New York: M.E. Sharp, 2006); 

“The Papers of Alger Hiss.”  Introduction to the microfilm edition collection for  Thompson Gale Publishers, series Twentieth-Century Politics and Diplomacy: The Papers of Alger Hiss, (Series 3, Part 1) “Alger Hiss Defense Collection” (New York: Thompson Gale Publishers, 2006)

"A Matter of Espionage: Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and Igor Gouzenko -- The Canadian Connection Reassessed." Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Summer 2000), pp. 211-224. This article also appears in a slightly modified form as "A Matter of Espionage: Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and Igor Gouzenko - The Canadian Connection Reassessed” in Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones and David Safford, American-British-Canadian Intelligence Relations, 1939-2000 (London, England: Frank Cass Publishers, 2001)

“Grand Jury Records Open New Avenues of Research for Public Historians," Cover story, Public History News, Vol. 28, No. 4 (September 2008), p.1.

“Presidential Libraries and Museums: Opportunities for Genuine Reform.”  Lead article for a “roundtable” on presidential libraries in The Public Historian, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Fall 2006), pp. 75-84.

"Red Spies in America." Book review in Intelligence and National Security (January 2006), pp. 171-72.

“Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee of Government Operations.” Book review in The Public Historian, Vol. 26 No. 3 (summer 2004), pp. 86-90.

“Politics in the Pumpkin Patch,” The Public Historian Vol 12, No. 1 (Winter 1990), pp. 9-24; (Awarded the G. Wesley Johnson prize for outstanding article in TPH for 1990).


Rosenberg Grand Jury Case:

Declaration of Bruce Craig 

Supplemental Declaration of Bruce Craig

National Security Archive press release


Alger Hiss Grand Jury Case:

Bruce Craig’s Petition for unsealing of Alger Hiss case Grand Jury records for Public Citizen Litigation Group

Public Citizen Litigation Group Reply Memorandum on Hiss Grand Jury Case

Associated Press story on release of Hiss Grand Jury Records

Harry Dexter White Grand Jury Case (Craig vs. USA):

Petitions for unsealing of Harry Dexter White Grand Jury Transcript

Order directing release of grand jury minutes

In Re: Petition of Bruce Craig (Precedent Setting Decision of Second Circuit Court)

For a scholarly treatment of the effort that gave rise to the case Craig vs. USA, see  also "Unsealing Federal Grand Jury Records: The Case of the Harry Dexter White Transcript." Article in The Public Historian Vol. 20 No. 2 (Spring 1998), pp.45-62.

© R.Bruce Craig 2013