Press Release
Press Release · Friday, October 18, 1996

Press Release
October 18, 1996
The National Archives to Open Additional JFK Information

Washington, DC. . . On Thursday, October 19, l995, the National Archives will make available to the public 11 FBI documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in accordance with the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of l992.

While these documents, in redacted form, are already part of the Collection, they will now be available either in their entirety or with fewer redactions. The JFK Assassination Records Review Board has authority to recommend release of materials relating to the assassination of President Kennedy that have been previously withheld by Federal agencies. The Board voted unanimously to release these documents in full or in part. This is the first release of FBI records by the Board. These FBI documents relate to Jack Ruby's shooting of Oswald, the Communist Party, USA reaction to the assassination and Oswald's trip to Mexico City before the assassination. The original documents are at the National Archives facility at College Park, located at 8601 Adelphi Road.

One copy of these documents per organization will be available beginning at 9 A.M. on Thursday, October 19, l995, from the National Archives Public Affairs Office in Room G-6 of the downtown building, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. Please use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. Copies of these documents will also be available from the Assassination Records Review Board, located at 600 E Street, NW 2nd Floor. Contact Tom Samoluk, (202) 724-0088, ext. 227.

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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