JFK Assassination Archive
Now available for your desktop - a unparalleled personal research tool for studying Kennedy assassination records.
This page provides information about the JFK Assassination Archive, a personal and portable JFK assassination research tool. Plug this hard disk into your computer and access over 1 million pages of documents and other resources, using sophisticated and fast browsing and searching tools. Available for purchase right now.
About the JFK Assassination Archive
The JFK Assassination Archive is a research tool produced as a joint venture between the Assassination Archives and Research Center, History Matters, and the Mary Ferrell Foundation. It is a portable USB disk drive containing much of the MFF's archived primary source materials, along with a next-generation set of tools to access them which goes beyond that offered online. See the following Feature sections for all the details on this amazing research tool.
Features of the JFK Assassination Archive
UPDATE: With the relaunch of the MFF website in early 2015, all of the features pioneered on this disk are now available on the website. With the exception of unlimited searches and PDF access, which require Membership, they are freely available free to all users.
Each section below may be expanded for details and screenshots - click any "more" link.
Million-Page Document Archive and More
Plus, it's fast and portable! Requires no software installation. Runs using your web browser, but requires no internet connection.
How Does This Product Relate to the MFF Website?
When originally developed in 2013 and launched that fall, the features touted above were not available on the MFF website. In fact, the JFK Assassination Archive was used as the test vehicle for the new technology development.
Now that these features are available on the website, the disk product is obviously less important. Consider a purchase for these reasons:
- Speed. In particular, PDF files which can take a long time to download are available at the speed of a click.
- Portability. Usable when there is no internet connection.
- No membership required. No need to log in. Lend it to a (good) friend who is not an MFF member.
- Be a part of history. The fight for these records spanned decades. Now you can literally hold them in the palm of your hand.
- Support the MFF. Outright donations are welcome; this is another way to give, and get something in return.
For More Information
If you have more questions not answered on this page, please email History Matters, the creator of this disk.
This section will feature any updates to the disk's FAQ page.