JFK Assassination Records

JFK Assassination Records - 2018 Additional Documents Release

The National Archives is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the public since the late 1990s. The records at issue are documents previously identified as assassination records, but withheld in full or withheld in part. Learn more

These releases include FBI, CIA, and other agency documents (both formerly withheld in part and formerly withheld in full) identified by the Assassination Records Review Board as assassination records. The releases to date are as follows:

* Note: There are instances where multiple record identification numbers are associated with the same pdf. This is due to the fact that the files were scanned in batches.

Accessing the Release Files

The table below displays metadata about all the released documents. You can also download the spreadsheet as an Excel file (4.7MB).

To view or download a specific document, follow the link in the "Doc Date" column. The files are sorted by NARA Release Date, with the most recent files appearing first. The previous withholding status (i.e., formerly withheld in part or formerly withheld in full) is identified in the “Formerly Withheld Status” column.

JFK Table
Row NumRecord NumNARA Release Date Formerly WithheldAgencyDoc DateDoc TypeFile NumTo NameFrom NameTitleNum PagesOriginatorRecord SeriesReview DateCommentsPages Released
6401124-10221-1048610/26/2017In PartFBI08/06/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT29-31889-127, 128DIRECTOR, FBISAC, CV15FBIHQ09/20/2017INC 2 A/T, LHM15
6402124-10221-1049710/26/2017In PartFBI12/04/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT2-1781-1ST NR 2DIRECTOR, CIA9CIAHQ08/23/2017INC S/S9
6403124-10221-1049810/26/2017In PartFBI11/27/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT2-1781-3DIRECTOR, FBISAC, MM5FBIHQ08/23/2017INC LHM5
6404104-10413-1030510/26/2017In PartCIA10/18/1963
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PAPER - TEXTUAL DOCUMENTRUSS HOLMES WORK FILESKIRTLAND AFB, NEW MEXICOINTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT:BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF NEUTRON IRRADIATION/ALSO SEVEN (7) STATE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS23DIAJFK03/20/2017JFK-RH08 : F154 : 1998.11.27.10:41:37:670120 : PAGE COUNT INCLUDES TWO ENVELOPES27
6405195-10005-1002110/26/2017In PartOSD07/31/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTSPECIAL GROUP (AUGMENTED)BRIG. GEN. LANSDALECONTINGENCY PLAN18OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS12/16/2016McNamara Papers, Box 86 (42), Mongoose. Memo from Lansdale to Special Group (Augmented) re: contingency plan for military intervention in Cuba.18
6406198-10005-1001610/26/2017In PartARMY03/28/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTSECRETARY OF DEFENSEARMY CONTACTS WITH CUBAN ACTIVIST GROUPS2ARMYCALIFANO PAPERS08/01/2015Califano Papers, Box 3, Folder 2. Fact Sheet regarding Army contacts with Cuban exile groups, including Alpha 66, prepared for the Secretary of Defense.3
6407198-10007-1002010/26/2017In PartARMY04/01/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTATTORNEY GENERALROBERT A. HURWITCHACTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO PREVENT PIN-PRICK RAIDS AGAINST CUBA4STATECALIFANO PAPERS08/18/2017Califano Papers, Box 24, Folder 10. Memo for the Attorney General from Hurwitch re: actions and recommendations to prevent pin-prick raids against Cuba.5
6408198-10007-1007610/26/2017In PartARMY12/00/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTMRM. DAVISCLOSE-IN SURVEILLANCE OF CUBA13ARMYCALIFANO PAPERS03/22/2017Califano Papers. Memo enclosing documents re: close-in surveillance of Cuba.14
6409198-10007-1010110/26/2017In PartARMY00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTMCNAMARA TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE165OSDCALIFANO PAPERS08/18/2017Califano Papers, Box 1, Folder 10. Taylor and McNamara testimony before the Senate; Edwin M. Martin's "Statement on Subversion in Latin America."166
6410198-10007-1013510/26/2017In PartARMY00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFFCYRUS R. VANCEPROVISION OF SUITABLE RADAR EQUIPMENT FOR TEMPORARY INSTALLATION AT THE BREAKWATER ENTRANCE TO THE PORT OF COLON, PANAMA23ARMYCALIFANO PAPERS08/18/2017Califano Papers, Box 4, Folder 1. Memo from Vance to CJCS re: Radar Installation; Report entitled "Possible Further Unilateral and Bilateral Actions to Increase Pressure on Cuba (Short of Use of Force)."23
6411198-10009-1008410/26/2017In PartARMY00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTNSC'S STANDING GROUPMEMORANDUM FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL'S STANDING GROUP19CALIFANO PAPERS04/27/2017Califano Papers. Memo for NSC Standing Group re: threat of Cuban hemispheric subversion and an associated action plan. Attached memos concerning economic restrictions, exile problems and military training and planning.20
6412202-10001-1000010/26/2017In PartJCS07/29/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 1CLASSIFIED TITLE3JCSJ-303/01/2016Requires review from CIA, State, Army.4
6413202-10001-1002210/26/2017In PartJCS10/21/1963
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MEMORANDUMDOC 231OSDJ-303/01/2016Requires review of CIA, State, OSD2
6414202-10001-1016210/26/2017In PartJCS08/08/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 163STEPPED UP COURSE B3OSDFOIA SERIES # 108/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
6415202-10001-1016310/26/2017In PartJCS05/10/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 164OPERATION MONGOOSE 4-10 MAY2OSDFOIA SERIES # 203/01/2016Reviewed by JCS, CIA, State and OSD.3
6416202-10001-1016410/26/2017In PartJCS07/25/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 165BRIG GEN LANSDALEREVIEW OF OPERATION MONGOOSE6OSDJCS FOIA # 308/18/2017Reviewed by State, OSD, CIA.6
6417202-10001-1016510/26/2017In PartJCS08/14/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 166BRIG GEN LANSDALEALTERNATE COURSE B12OSDJCS FOIA # 408/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff.12
6418202-10001-1016610/26/2017In PartJCS08/08/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 167CLASSIFIED TITLE5OSDFOIA SERIES03/01/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.7
6419202-10001-1016810/26/2017In PartJCS07/25/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 169REVIEW OF OPERATION MONGOOSE25OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.25
6420202-10001-1016910/26/2017In PartJCS07/23/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 170END OF PHASE 124FOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, CIA, State, OSD.24
6421202-10001-1017010/26/2017In PartJCS03/12/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 171POLICY QUESTIONS OPERATION MONGOOSE24OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, CIA, State, OSD.24
6422202-10001-1017110/26/2017In PartJCS00/00/0000
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MEMORANDUMDOC 172BRIEFING FOR MR. ROBERT KENNEDY24OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.24
6423202-10001-1017310/26/2017In PartJCS03/21/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 1749OSDFOIA SERIES05/02/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.10
6424202-10001-1017410/26/2017In PartJCS03/14/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 175DEFENSE SUPPORT OPERATION MONGOOSE1OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Remainder of document reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.2
6425202-10001-1017510/26/2017In PartJCS04/13/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 176GENERAL CRAIGBRIG. GEN. LANSDALE1OSDFOIA SERIES03/01/2016Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Remainder of document reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.2
6426202-10001-1017610/26/2017In PartJCS06/20/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 177BRIG. GEN. LANSDALEPROGRESS, OPERATION MONGOOSE2OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.3
6427202-10001-1017810/26/2017In PartJCS07/05/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 179PROGRESS OPERATION MONGOOSE3FOIA SERIES01/14/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, State.4
6428202-10001-1018110/26/2017In PartJCS03/12/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 182POLICY QUESTIONS, OPERATION MONGOOSE2OSDFOIA SERIES08/17/2017Reviewed by OSD, CIA, State.3
6429202-10001-1018210/26/2017In PartJCS00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 18316OSDFOIA SERIES01/14/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA, State.16
6430202-10001-1018310/26/2017In PartJCS01/19/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 184BRIG GEN LANSDALETASK 33 CUBA PROJECT2FOIA SERIES08/18/20172
6431202-10001-1018410/26/2017In PartJCS06/06/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 185STATUS REPORT, CARIBBEAN SURVEY GROUP, 31 MAY-6 JUNE 19621OSDFOIA SERIES01/14/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.3
6432202-10001-1018610/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 187MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Bracketed portions withheld by the Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and State.4
6433202-10001-1019010/26/2017In PartJCS08/07/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 191OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.5
6434202-10001-1019110/26/2017In PartJCS09/07/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 192MILITARY3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
6435202-10001-1019210/26/2017In PartJCS05/01/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 193DJSM-572-623OSDFOIA SERIES03/01/2016Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.7
6436202-10001-1019310/26/2017In PartJCS05/05/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 194MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON MONGOOSE 5 APR 623OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
6437202-10001-1019410/26/2017In PartJCS03/30/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 195MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON MONGOOSE 29 MARCH3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.5
6438202-10001-1019610/26/2017In PartJCS03/13/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 197MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON MONGOOSE 13 MARCH2OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
6439202-10001-1019710/26/2017In PartJCS02/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 198MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPECIAL GROUP ON CUBA 26 FEB2OSDFOIA SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
6440202-10001-1019810/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 199OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State, CIA.3
6441202-10001-1019910/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 200OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, State, CIA.4
6442202-10001-1020010/26/2017In PartJCS10/26/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 201OPERATION MONGOOSE3OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by the Joint Staff. Reviewed by OSD, CIA and State.4
6443202-10001-1023010/26/2017In PartJCS05/17/1962
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MEMORANDUMDOC 231MINUTES OF MEETING OF SPECIAL GROUP 17 MAY 621OSDFOIA SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by CIA, State, OSD.2
6444202-10001-1023410/26/2017In PartJCS10/21/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2353JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Reviewed by State, OSD and CIA.4
6445202-10001-1023710/26/2017In PartJCS12/05/1964
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MESSAGEDOC 238CINLANT OPLAN1JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State and CIA.3
6446202-10001-1023810/26/2017In PartJCS10/27/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2392JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, State and CIA.5
6447202-10001-1024010/26/2017In PartJCS11/03/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 241CINCLANTFLT OPORD 49-62 (REVISED)3JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Bracketed portions withheld by Joint Staff. Review completed by OSD, CIA and State.3
6448202-10001-1024110/26/2017In PartJCS11/11/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2424JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES08/18/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.5
6449202-10001-1024210/26/2017In PartJCS11/12/1962
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MESSAGEDOC 2435JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES09/13/2017Reviewed by JCS, OSD, CIA and State.5
6450202-10001-1024410/26/2017In PartJCS11/16/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDOC 245THE PRESIDENTMAXWELL TAYLORJCSM-910-62 STATUS OF READINESS FOR THE CUBA OPERATION4JCSJFK LIBRARY SERIES08/18/20174

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