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The Mary Ferrell Foundation website contains a huge array of materials and capabilities. This page is intended to help direct you for answers to some of the most common problems. For more information about the Foundation, see About MFF and About Mary Ferrell.

About the Archive

The MFF Archive is a vast resource of scanned documents, books, essays, multimedia, and more. Learn more About the Archive, or see the National Archives Finding Aids to get detailed listings of some of the collections. See also the Document Archive FAQ and How to Read an FBI File.

See also the JFK Database Explorer FAQ to learn how to use this amazing new tool to browse, search, and filter metadata records about documents in the JFK Collection.

How to Search

The MFF's search engine is sophisticated with many options. For quick tips as well as detailed help, see the How to Search page. Or just play around with the options on the Advanced Search page.

See also the Document Viewer Guide to get the most out of the documents you find.


To learn about individual and institutional memberships and the extra services available through them, see our Membership page. Supporting memberships unlock the full use of search tools, and Pro memberships add the ability to download PDF copies of documents for reading offline.

MFF Policies

Our MFF Policies page explains what information we collect and how it is used.

Other Resources

The internet is full of other resources which may help you find the information you're looking for - see our Other Resources page for websites and forums which may be of interest.

Need Help?

If you have a question and the resources listed on this page can't help, please send us email at info@maryferrell.org.

Note that we are not in the business of supplying term papers for students, though we will endeavor to point people towards the appropriate resources.

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