Press Release
Press Release · Monday, December 13, 1993

Press Release
December 13, 1993
FBI Records From the JFK Records Collection Available at the National Archives

Washington, DC... On Tuesday, December 14, 1993, the National Archives will make available to the public 21,224 pages from the FBI's Jack Ruby Headquarters File. The materials consist of 90 sections of investigative files and 22 sections of exhibits, including newspaper clippings. This is the first release of FBI assassination-related materials. The FBI expects to transfer to the National Archives more than 500,000 pages of records by July 4, 1994.

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 established the Collection which consists of assassination-related records of the Federal government. Additions are being made as agencies complete their reviews and transfer newly opened records to the National Archives. The newly transferred materials from the FBI increases the size of the collection to approximately 850 cubic feet.

The FBI records will be available at 8:45 A.M. in the East Research Room, Room 204, of the National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 7th and 9th Streets NW, Washington, D.C. Research cards are required for viewing the records. Personal property, i.e. notebooks, briefcases, purses or fountain pens are not allowed in the research room. Debit cards can be purchased for the photocopying machines.

PLEASE NOTE: As of April 1994, these records are available at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, located at 8601 Adelphi Road. 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.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 501-5525 or by e-mail at Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at


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