Ransom paper, part 1

Ransom paper, part 2

Ransom paper, part 3

Ransom paper, part 4

Ransom paper, part 5

Ransom paper, part 6

Ransom paper, part 7

Ransom paper, part 8

Ransom paper, part 9

Ransom paper, bibliography


The Frank Olson Legacy Project

Corey Ransom paper, bibliography


Lee, Martin and Bruce Shlain. Acid Dreams; The Complete Social History of LSD, The CIA, The Sixties, and Beyond. Grove Press, New York: 1985.

Marks, John. The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate;" The CIA and Mind Control. Times Books, New York: 1979.

Regis, Ed. The Biology of Doom; The history of America’s Secret Germ Warfare Project. Henry Holt and Company, New York: 1999.



Dowling, Kevin and Phillip Knightley. "The Olson File: A Secret That Could Destroy The CIA." Night and Day Magazine August 23, 1998. (Reprinted June 12, 1999 in Dagens Nyheter Swedish newspaper. Received through email via Eric Olson.)

Fischer, Mary A. "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Gentlemen’s Quarterly: January 2000. Pages 134-141.

Rauh, Joseph and James Turner. “Anatomy of a Public Interest Case Against the CIA.” Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy: Volume II Fall 1990 Number 2.


"Joint Hearing Before The Select Committee On Intelligence and The Subcommittee on Health And Scientific Research of The Committee On Human Resources" United States Senate: Ninety-Fifth Congress, first session, August 3, 1977. (Note, this publication includes declassified documents released by the CIA on project MKULTRA)

"Joint Hearings Before The Subcommittee On Health of the Committee On Labor And Public Welfare and the Subcommittee On Administrative Practice And Procedure of the Committee On The Judiciary" United States Senate: Ninety Fourth Congress, first session, September 10, 12, and November 7, 1975. (Note, this publication includes the documents released by the CIA to the Olson Family in the summer of 1975.)

“Kronisch vs. United States” United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, August Term, 1997.



The New York Times:

1953 November 29

1975: April 27, June 11 (page 1), July10,12,18,19
July 22, July 23, August 13,14,16, September 4,9,10,12, November 8

1976: January 11, April 27, May 19, August 2, September 29

1977: July 16,17,21, August 3,4,5,9,10,16

1980: April 7, August 21


The Washington Post:

1953: November 29 (page 29M)

1975: July 11,12,13,15,18,20,25

1979: January 29, February 15


The Papers of Joseph L Rauh, JR. Located in the Library of Congress. I used for this paper the depositions given by Alice Olson, Sidney Gottlieb, and Robert Lashbrook for the case Orlikow vs. US. These depositions were useful in that much of it concerns the case of Frank Olson.

The Papers of John Marks. Located at the National Security Archives, George Washington University in the Gellman Library. This collection contains the many thousands of documents on Behavioral Control collected by Marks for his book The Search For The Manchurian Candidate. I found various documents which helped in gaining a better understanding of project MKULTRA and the perceived threat of Soviet behavioral control.