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About the Mary Ferrell Foundation

The Mary Ferrell Foundation (MFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) group engaged in an ongoing effort to bring accessible and interactive history to a new generation of critical thinkers.

With a wide topic base including the assassinations of the 1960s, the Watergate scandal, and post-Watergate intelligence abuse investigations, the MFF’s vast digital archive at www.maryferrell.org contains over 1.3 million pages of documents, government reports, books, essays, hours of multimedia, and innovative research tools.

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This site is open to all for browsing. Memberships unlock special features including advanced search tools and access to PDF copies of documents. Institutional memberships are also available. Find out more about Membership in the MFF.

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Donations to the Mary Ferrell Foundation are tax-deductible. The Foundation needs your support to continue this work. There are other ways to participate, including by submissions to the CIA Cryptonym Project.


"The Mary Ferrell website is a national historical resource. Easy to navigate for beginners and scholars alike, the site's unparalleled collection of records on the assassination of John F. Kennedy is the perfect antidote to the secrecy and confusion that still enshrouds the worst U.S. intelligence failure between Pearl Harbor and September 11."

- Jefferson Morley, author "Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA"

"The full resources of the Mary Ferrell site are nothing less than indispensable. If you have an interest in Cold War-era history and want to work from facts, from original sources - then there is simply no comparable alternative. You will be far better served by this collection of real documents than by the morass of information (and misinformation) found on the Internet and even in many books. If you are serious, you need to be using this resource."

- Larry Hancock, author "Someone Would Have Talked"

"When doing history, there is no substitute for digging into the primary sources. And this is especially true when studying the iconic contentious issue - the Kennedy assassination. The Mary Ferrell Archive is a huge boon to research and teaching about the assassination. Before we got it, research was vastly more cumbersome and less efficient. It has a very large proportion of the most important documents about the assassination (and closely related issues) as well as excellent search tools. My students and I use it extensively. It's absolutely invaluable.

- John McAdams, Associate Professor, Political Science, Marquette University

"The Mary Ferrell website is simply invaluable. I use it often, and I'm always amazed at the new discoveries that await. I can't imagine doing research without it."

- Lamar Waldron, author "Ultimate Sacrifice" and "Legacy of Secrecy"

"The MFF site is the best resource online for research into the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. After forty years, the trial transcripts and LAPD and FBI investigation files are finally online and the compelling reasons to reopen the case are clearly detailed for all to see."

- Shane O'Sullivan, Writer/Director "RFK Must Die" and author "Who Killed Bobby?"

Thank You

Donations of materials for the MFF Archive come from the Assassination Archives and Research Center, History Matters, JFK Lancer Productions and Publications, and individual researchers. These materials greatly supplement those from Mary Ferrell's collection and obtained directly from the National Archives.

Board of Directors and Officers

The Mary Ferrell Foundation's Board of Directors:

  • Rex Bradford, founder of History Matters and developer of the MFF website
  • Debra Conway, founder of JFK Lancer and sponsor of the annual Lancer research conference
  • Marie Fonzi, lecturer and widow of journalist and author Gaeton Fonzi (The Last Investigation)
  • Larry Hancock, author of the acclaimed Someone Would Have Talked and other books
  • Jefferson Morley, journalist and author of Our Man in Mexico, moderator of JFK Facts
  • Bill Simpich, essayist and author of State Secret, available for reading online here at MFF

Officers of the Foundation are:

  • President & Treasurer: Rex Bradford
  • Vice President/Media Relations: Debra Conway
  • Clerk: Rex Bradford
  • Assistant Clerk: Marie Fonzi

Contact Us

email: info@maryferrell.org
Mary Ferrell Foundation
P.O. Box 723
Ipswich, MA 01938

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About Mary Ferrell
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