The Alger Hiss Trials: Selected Links

Readers looking for additional information on the Hiss trials are advised to visit "The Alger Hiss Story," a site constructed with the support of the Alger Hiss Research and Publication Project of the Nation Institute.  The site is rich and beautifully designed.  It contains extensive links to documents and images pertaining to many aspects of the Hiss hearings and trials, including many rather recent developments in the case.  Readers should note, however, that the site maintains a decidedly sympathetic view of Hiss.  A note on the site even notes that a primary goal of the site is to provide "a comprehensive look at the case for the defense" (emphasis added).  This pro-Hiss orientation is not surprising given the funding for the site and the fact that its managing editor is Jeff Kisseloff, who assisted Alger Hiss in the preparation of his coram nobis petition.

The Alger Hiss Story (N.Y.U.)


"New Evidence in the Alger Hiss Case" (by Jason Roberts, 2002).

PBS, Atomic Spies: Alger Hiss

Review of Chambers's Witness (with extensive links on case)

The Real Trial of the Century

Private Fallout


"Hiss & Chambers" New York Times Article 12/12/48

"The Kremlin Connection" New York Times Article 1/3/99

Foreward in the Form of a Letter to my Children from Witness by Whittaker Chambers

CNN's "The Cold War"

Washington Post:  Nixon Urged Hiss Indictment (Oct., 1999)

The Alger Hiss Trials Homepage