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Press Release
March 28, 1994
JFK Records Reopen with Additional Materials at the National Archives at College Park, MD

Washington, DC... On Friday, April 1, 1994, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection reopens at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Additional records from the FBI and the John F. Kennedy Library will also be made available to the public at that time. The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 established the Collection which consists of assassination-related records of the Federal government. The newly-accessioned records consist of:

  • 80 boxes of records relating to the investigation of Lee Harvey Oswald maintained at the FBI Headquarters;

  • 4 boxes of Robert Kennedy's desk diaries, 1961, 1962, 1964; telephone logs, 1961-64; and telephone messages, 1961 and 1964;

  • 5 boxes of records of the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (Church Committee).

    On Friday, April 1, 1994, between 8:45 AM and 5 PM, the newly released records will be available in Lecture Rooms D and E at the National Archives at College Park, MD (Archives II). With advance notice, these newly released materials will also be available to researchers after 5 PM on Friday and on Saturday, in the Cartographic Research Room. The remainder of the collection will be available in the Cartographic Research Room during normal research hours.

    Research room hours are: Monday and Wednesday 8:45 AM - 5 PM; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:45 AM - 9 PM; Saturday 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM. Research cards are required. Personal property, i.e. notebooks, briefcases, purses or fountain pens are not allowed in the research room. Lockers are available. Debit cards can be purchased for the photocopying machines.

    DIRECTIONS: Archives II is located at 8601 Adelphi Road.

    BY CAR the new facility is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Take North Capitol Street north, turn right onto Michigan Avenue, (Michigan Avenue becomes Queens Chapel Road in Maryland), continue to East West Highway, turn left on Adelphi Road and follow it to the Archives II entrance on the right. Parking is available.

    BY SHUTTLE from the National Archives in Washington, DC, board the bus on 7th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues. The shuttle leaves on the hour, from 8 AM to 4 PM, returning to the downtown building from Archives II on the hour. Researchers may use the shuttle on a space available basis with National Archives staff members receiving priority boarding.

    BY METRO take the Green Line to the Prince Georges Plaza station. A National Archives shuttle bus departs from the Metro hourly, every 15 minutes after the hour.

    For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 501-5525 or by e-mail at public.affairs@nara.gov. Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.archives.gov/.

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