Press Release
Press Release · Thursday, September 15, 1994

Press Release
September 15, 1994
Additional JFK Records to Be Made Available at the National Archives

Washington, DC . . . On Tuesday, September 20, l994, the National Archives will make available to the public approximately 70,000 pages of additional records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in accordance with the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of l992. The records are from the Central Intelligence Agency and are paper copies from microfilm reels.

The records include:

  • Documents on individuals tied to Lee Harvey Oswald, the Warren Commission investigation, other investigations of the John F. Kennedy assassination, anti-Castro activities, the Garrison investigation and various other conspiracy theories;

  • Materials from files on Cuban-exile activities and organizations such as the Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC).

    Many of the Oswald/JFK related documents are copies of previously-released documents, including materials related to Oswald's visit to Mexico City. Much of the newly-released material relates to Cuban exile groups and anti-Cuban activities.

    The newly released records will be available in Lecture Rooms D and E at the National Archives at College Park, MD (Archives II) on Tuesday only. (Prerequested materials will be available after 5 P.M. in the Textual Research Room.) After Tuesday, the Collection will be available in the Textual Research Room.

    Research Room hours are: Monday and Wednesday 8:45 A.M. - 5 P.M.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:45 A.M. - 9 P.M.; Saturday 8:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M. 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 may 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 A.M. to 4 P.M., 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 Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at


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