Mary Ferrell Foundation
The Mary Ferrell Foundation Hosts the Largest Electronic Archive of JFK Assassination Material now Available
The Mary Ferrell Foundation offers unique opportunities for continued education and research into the controversial events surrounding the death of John F. Kennedy
Boston, Mass, Nov. 7, 2005 – The Boston-based non-profit organization, the Mary Ferrell Foundation, announced today the launch of its website, www.maryferrell.org. The website hosts the largest electronic collection of JFK assassination information now available in one location. The Foundation is dedicated to encouraging continued research and education on the controversial events surrounding the assassination.
The Mary Ferrell Foundation (MFF) continues the legacy of Mary Ferrell, an internationally-regarded and respected historian and archivist of the Kennedy assassination. Throughout her lifetime, she amassed one of the largest collections of material related to the assassination outside of the federal government. This collection is the basis for the Mary Ferrell Foundation website.
The MFF website hosts over 125,000 pages of government documents, including many that have been recently declassified, hundreds of books, essays and a multimedia collection of photos, audio and video clips. "Our online library is unique, combining advanced search technology with commenting capabilities that give researchers, scholars and historians the ability to interact.” said Lona Therrien, executive director, the Mary Ferrell Foundation, “This powerful combination allows users to access a vast amount of information and form their own conclusions about our history."
Forty-three years later the assassination of President John F. Kennedy remains one of the most significant controversies in American history. "These materials provide a richly detailed window into how our government succeeds or fails in its response to national tragedy. For that reason, among others, it remains highly relevant today," said Rex Bradford, researcher and historian for the Mary Ferrell Foundation.
The MFF is running an introductory offer. The advance search service on the website will be open to all visitors until January 1, 2006. This will allow full access for users to experience the advanced search service and view the depth of material available.
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About The Mary Ferrell Foundation
The Mary Ferrell Foundation offers unique opportunities for education and research into the assassination of John F. Kennedy via its website, www.maryferrell.org. The website hosts the largest searchable electronic archive of materials on this topic, comprised of: more than 125,000 pages of government documents, hundreds of books, hundreds of essays and a multimedia collection of photos, audio and video clips. Scholars and researchers using the site can highlight important material and interact with each other by adding comments to the archive. The MFF’s interactive 21st-century digital library is a gateway into studying 20th century American history and discovering why that history is important today.