Project MKUltra evolved from Operation Paperclip (1946), in which America extended employment to over German scientists and doctors in preparation for the cold war. Many of these new employees had been Nazis and war criminals. Project MkUltra was also a result of Project Bluebird and Project Artichoke, two government programs designed to research interrogation methods. Project MKUltra interrupted the lives of government employees, civilians, and prisoners from the 1950s until the early 1970s. As you’ll find out below, we only know what we know about this invasive and illegal project because of a filing mistake.

References

Project MKUltra Documents (From the FBI)

Project MKUltra Hearing (NYTimes)

Buying a Piece of Anthropology Part 1: Human Ecology and Unwitting Anthropological Research for the CIA (David H. Price)

The CIA and the Professor: A Personal Account (Richard M Stephenson)

APRIL 13, 1953: CIA OKS MK-ULTRA MIND-CONTROL TESTS (Kim Zetter)