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National Archives Releases


The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has delivered the first batch of documents slated for public release this October, the 25th anniversary of the JFK Records Act.

And in accordance with their stated goal, these documents have been released online. The NARA website has zipfiles of the records available for download:

Download files from NARA website

Black Vault has already extracted the PDF files from the zipfiles and provided clickable access to each:

View documents at theblackvault.com

The records released so far include 441 of the roughly 3,600 remaining "withheld in full" records. Additionally, more than 3,000 records formerly redacted in part are available now in full as part of this release. Additionally, audio recordings of interrogation sessions of Soviet defector Yuri Nosenko are included. Much more remains to be declassified by October of this year.

The Mary Ferrell Foundation will be processing these records, as well as future releases, and integrating them into our extensive document archive. Stay tuned for further announcements.

For more information, see these links:

JFK Facts - Jefferson Morley is already writing about these new records on his blog, as is Bill Kelly at JFKCounterCoup2,.

Mark the Date - This transcript of MFF President Rex Bradford's video talk from last year's November in Dallas conference discusses what will be in the new records.


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