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Cryptonym: MKCHARITY

Definition:
Equipment basehouse in Mexico City, supported by the CIA's Technical Services Division. It was located in the home of technical security officer Harvey Mulford.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
MKCHARITY was located at the home of CIA officer Harvey Mulford in Mexico City. Wikipedia states that the digraph MK means that the project was sponsored by the agency's Technical Services Staff. This would jibe with known MK operations. MKCHICKWIT: Identify new drug developments in Europe and Asia and obtain samples, part of MKSEARCH. MKDELTA: Stockpiling of lethal biological and chemical agents, subsequently became MKNAOMI. MKNAOMI: Stockpiling of lethal biological and chemical agents, successor to MKDELTA. MKOFTEN: Testing effects of biological and chemical agents, part of MKSEARCH. MKSEARCH: MKULTRA after 1964, mind control research. MKULTRA: Mind control research. Renamed MKSEARCH in 1964. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_cryptonym
Sources:

104-10413-10025: MKC BASE (NOC'S HARVEY MULFORD RESIDENCE)

These notes show that the equipment basehouse MKCHARITY was located in the Mexico City home of OTS staffer Harvey Mulford. "Barker" is also identified here as Bob Shaw. Mulford is also referred to here as an "NOC". Also referred to as Mulford's residence/shop here: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=5822&relPageId=2&search=mulford

104-10414-10072: PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE CUBAN

MKCHARITY is also referred to as Mulford's residence/shop here. Mulford is described as a "outside/NOC tech officer".

104-10413-10297: DISPATCH:LIFEAT PROGRESS REPORT, JANUARY 1963

In a LIFEAT tap operation, Mexico City reports that the coverage information "is considered essential for a planned re-entry of the (Soviet) Subject's quarters in connection with the MKCHARITY-20 operation."

104-10127-10275: OPERATIONAL MONTHLY REPORT - 1-30 SEPTEMBER 1963

"On 9 September, PARMUTH delivered the Station film copier (16 mm to 70 mm) to the MKCHARITY basehouse."

104-10107-10187: OPERATIONAL MONTHLY REPORT - 1-30 SEPTEMBER 1963

"On 26 September, PARMUTH and MULFORD tested the VLS-2 trigger device at the MKCHARITY basehouse for possible use at the LIERODE base (photographic basehouse surveilling the Cuban embassy compound).

104-10211-10074: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT AUGUST SEPTEMBER 1963

10/30/63 memo from Mexico City to Chief, KURIOT: "Attached are the monthly ()CHARITY reports for August and September 1963." Reports not attached to this document. The file number is 50-6-61.

104-10147-10353: ONE PAGE CABLE WITH XEROXED NOTE

12/11/63: Goodpasture tells tap center chief Arnold Arehart that she has ordered 500 new blank tapes and half of them can be stored at the MKCHARITY basehouse. For Arehart's role at the tap center, see 104-10413-10045.

157-10011-10037: MEXICO CITY CHRON FILE

12/11/63 memo: "note to COS from REDACTED (almost certainly "Goodpasture to Arehart", as set forth above) was told yesterday but I told him not to tell the LIENVOY people – just keep bringing in the reels to me. ..... we have a month to six weeks reserve. Nevertheless am requesting 500 new ones. If not needed for this, we can store half of them with MKCHARITY for not yet known targets. This note attached to MEXI 7241-"

180-10110-10122: [No Title]

Robert Zambernardi told the HSCA that his pseudonym was Gregory Parmuth. He was in charge of the photographic equipment at the Cuban surveillance compound. He was a technician with State Department cover, working at the US embassy.

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