Press Release
Press Release · Monday, November 17, 1997

Press Release
November 17, 1997

National Archives Releases Additional Materials Reviewed by the Assassination Records Review Board

Washington, DC . . . At 9 A.M. on Tuesday, November 18, l997, the National Archives at College Park will make available to the public an additional 84 documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. These newly declassified records are from the files of Joseph Califano, who served as General Counsel to the Secretary of the Army; the files of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairmen Lemnitzer, Taylor and Wheeler; and the central files of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. These records which relate to U.S. policy towards Cuba, 1962-64, were identified and reviewed by the Assassination Records Review Board. They will become part of the JFK Collection, consisting of assassination-related records of the Federal government, which was established by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992.

The released documents, consisting of approximately 1500 pages, will be available for researchers in the textual research room at the National Archives facility in College Park, MD, 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. 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.

Copies of selected documents will be available from the Assassination Records Review Board, 600 E Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC. The contact person is Eileen Sullivan,(202)724-0088, ext.253.

DIRECTIONS to the National Archives at College Park:

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 National Archives 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 5 PM, returning to the downtown building 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. Board the R-3 Metro bus which stops at the College Park facility.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or e-mail


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