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1,000,000 Pages


The Mary Ferrell Foundation's collection of scanned documents on the political assassinations of the 1960s has now passed the one million page mark.

The bulk of these are reports, transcripts, and declassified files on the JFK assassination, the majority of them declassified in the 1990s under the JFK Records Act. These include voluminous collections from federal agencies including the CIA and FBI, as well as records of the Warren Commission, Church Committee, House Select Committee on Assassinations, and other investigations.

Nearly 100,000 of these pages relate to the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.

Most of these government records were obtained as the result of decades of legal battles, using the Freedom of Information Act. This effort culminated in the passage of the JFK Records Act, under which the Assassination Records Review Board declassified large numbers of records. The Mary Ferrell Foundation salutes the dedication of Jim Lesar, Harold Weisberg, Mark Allen, Gary Shaw, and many others who engaged in the tireless pursuit of truth.

Roughly 85% of these files were provided to the MFF courtesy of the Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC), which obtained them as a result of Freedom-of-Information Act lawsuits. Other records come from History Matters, the National Archives, and the private collection of Mary Ferrell and others.

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