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Historical Data Cards were used to record the organizational history of units within the Army. This card was provided to Robert Bolin by the US Army Institute of Heraldry in 1985.

The Quartermaster Intelligence Agency (QIA) was established on 1 March 1955. QIA was a special-purpose military unit assigned to the Quartermaster General. The Quartermaster General was the general in charge of the Quartermaster Corps (QMC). The functions of the QIA were described as “… collects, produces, evaluates, analyzes, interprets, maintains, and disseminates foreign intelliency [sic] necessary to fulfill the missions and functions of the QMC and to meet requirements of the Department of the Army and other elements of the Department of Defense, and other government agencies, for intelligence in assigned fields.”

The Quartermaster Intelligence Agency was discontinued in 1962 when most of the Army technical services were reorganized out of existence. The functions, personnel, records, and equipment of the QIA were divided among the newly created US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center and US Army Area Intelligence Agency.