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 Num NARA Release DateFormerly WithheldAgencyDoc DateDoc TypeFile NumTo NameFrom NameTitleNum PagesOriginatorRecord SeriesReview DateCommentsPages Released
201198-10004-1007604/26/2018RedactARMY00/00/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTJOSEPH A. CALIFANO, JR.123ARMYCALIFANO PAPERS03/16/2018Califano Papers, Box 6, Folder 6. Indexed collection of CIA, DOD, DOS, and NSC reports.
202198-10004-1005312/15/2017In PartARMY03/25/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTICCCAJOSEPH A. CALIFANO, JR.ICCCA: EXCHANGE OF INTELLIGENCE CONCERNING COMMUNIST SUBVERSION ACTIVITIES27ARMYCALIFANO PAPERS11/30/2017Califano, Box 6, Folder 10. Memo from Califano to Wheeler, Zumwalt, Abrams, Wendt, Carpenter, and Elwood concerning a proposal for shared intelligence among OAS member states.
203198-10004-1005304/26/2018RedactARMY03/25/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTICCCAJOSEPH A. CALIFANO, JR.ICCCA: EXCHANGE OF INTELLIGENCE CONCERNING COMMUNIST SUBVERSION ACTIVITIES27ARMYCALIFANO PAPERS03/12/2018Califano, Box 6, Folder 10. Memo from Califano to Wheeler, Zumwalt, Abrams, Wendt, Carpenter, and Elwood concerning a proposal for shared intelligence among OAS member DOSs.
204198-10001-1001104/26/2018Redact00/00/0000
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTSECRETARY OF DEFENSEAPPARENT CONTRADICTIONS: MR. MCNAMARA AND MR. MCCONE12OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE#N/A08/19/2015BRIEFING PAPERS/NOTES PREPARED BY STAFF FOR SECRETARY MCNAMARA'S TESTIMONY TO STENNIS COMMITTEE12
205198-10001-1000904/26/2018#N/A
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
206197-10002-1019612/15/2017In PartUSA11/23/1996
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTREVIEW, 22 NOVEMBER 196313CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER11/30/2017
207197-10002-1019604/26/2018RedactUSA11/23/1996
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTREVIEW, 22 NOVEMBER 196313CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER03/16/2018
208197-10002-1019012/15/2017In PartUSA00/00/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCIA TDCS-3/566,3053CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER11/30/2017
209197-10002-1019004/26/2018RedactUSA00/00/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCIA TDCS-3/566,353CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER03/12/2018
210197-10002-1018712/15/2017In PartUSA11/28/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCIA TDCS-3/566,0311CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER11/30/2017
211197-10002-1018704/26/2018RedactUSA11/28/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCIA TDCS-3/566,311CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER03/16/2018
212197-10002-1018612/15/2017In PartUSA11/28/1963
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCIA TDCS-3/566,0302CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER11/30/2017
213197-10002-1018604/26/2018RedactUSA11/28/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCIA TDCS-3/566,32CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYHEADQUARTERS FILES, PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTER03/16/2018
214197-10002-1017004/26/2018Redact11/26/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDA, ASST CHIEF OF STAFF, INTELINPUT FOR INVESTIGATION INTO JFK DEATH3US ARMY ATTACHE, SAN JOSE COSTA RICA#N/A07/07/20173
215195-10005-1002904/26/2018Redact01/21/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHIEF OF STAFF, ARMYACSIIDEAS ON HOW TO HARM THE CASTRO/COMMUNIST REGIME33ARMY#N/A03/12/2018OSD Files. Discussion of possible actions to harm the Castro regime and possible repercussions of such actions.33
216195-10005-1002712/15/2017In PartOSD00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTKEY PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENTS ON CUBA238MCNAMARA PAPERS11/30/2017McNamara Papers. Paper outlining key Presidential statements on Cuba. Attached are multiple associated memos, papers and articles.
217195-10005-1002704/26/2018RedactOSD00/00/0000
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTKEY PRESIDENTIAL DOSMENTS ON CUBA238MCNAMARA PAPERS03/12/2018McNamara Papers. Paper outlining key Presidential DOSments on Cuba. Attached are multiple associated memos, papers and articles.
218195-10005-1002312/15/2017In PartOSD07/23/1962
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHIEF OF OPERATIONS, MONGOOSEBENJAMIN T. HARRISEND OF PHASE I12OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS11/30/2017McNamara Papers, Box 86 (42), Mongoose. Memo from Harris to Chief of Operations re: accomplishments of Operation Mongoose Phase I, estimate of potential for intelligence collection and military operations, etc.
219195-10005-1002304/26/2018RedactOSD07/23/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHIEF OF OPERATIONS, MONGOOSEBENJAMIN T. HARRISEND OF PHASE I12OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS03/12/2018McNamara Papers, Box 86 (42), Mongoose. Memo from Harris to Chief of Operations re: accomplishments of Operation Mongoose Phase I, estimate of potential for intelligence collection and military operations, etc.
220195-10005-1002212/15/2017In PartOSD11/00/1961
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCOVERT ANNEX20JCSMCNAMARA PAPERS11/30/2017McNamara Papers, Box 86. General Taylor's Vietnam Trip, Nov. 61. Covert annex re: situation in Vietnam. Issues discussed include: combatting communist insurgency, covert intelligence collection, etc.
221195-10005-1002204/26/2018RedactOSD11/00/1961
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCOVERT ANNEX20JCSMCNAMARA PAPERS03/12/2018McNamara Papers, Box 86. General Taylor's Vietnam Trip, Nov. 61. Covert annex re: situation in Vietnam. Issues discussed include: combatting communist insurgency, covert intelligence collection, etc.
222195-10005-1002110/26/2017In 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
223195-10005-1002004/26/2018Redact07/25/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTSPECIAL GROUP (AUGMENTED)BRIG. GEN. LANSDALEMEMORANDUM FOR THE SPECIAL GROUP (AUGMENTED)8OSD03/16/2018McNamara Papers, Box 86 (42), Mongoose (Cuba). Memo from Lansdale to Special Group (Augmented) re: review of Operation Mongoose Phase I actions.
224195-10005-1000311/03/2017In PartOSD1/00/1962
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Paper, Textual DocumentTHE PLAN FOR DIA, THE WEAKNESSES OF THE OLD SYSTEM, THE ADVANTAGES OF THE NEW, AND THE INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES TO BE LEFT IN THE SERVICES7OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS11/03/2017Reviewed by jcs/dia. McNamara Papers, Box 112, DIA and DOD org. OSD paper re: US intelligence activities, the creation of DIA and it's functions and responsibilities7
225195-10005-1000304/26/2018RedactOSD01/00/1962
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTTHE PLAN FOR DIA, THE WEAKNESSES OF THE OLD SYSTEM, THE ADVANTAGES OF THE NEW, AND THE INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES TO BE LEFT IN THE SERVICES7OSDMCNAMARA PAPERS03/01/2018Reviewed by JCS/DIA. McNamara Papers, Box 112, DIA and DOD org. OSD paper re: US intelligence activities, the creation of DIA and its functions and responsibilities.7
226194-10013-1044811/03/2017In FullINSCOM/CSF11/01/1963
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Paper, Textual DocumentSummary of Information511/03/20175
227194-10013-1044804/26/2018RedactINSCOM/CSF11/01/1963
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTSummary of Information511/01/20175
228194-10013-1036211/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF02/08/1972
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Paper, Textual DocumentHorn, Arthur AAgent Report111/03/20171
229194-10013-1036204/26/20184/17/2018INSCOM/CSF
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT03/22/20181
230194-10013-1036111/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF03/07/1972
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Paper, Textual DocumentDeputy Chief of Staff Int USARMY, EUEvers, Richard ELetter111/03/2017
231194-10013-1036104/26/20184/17/2018INSCOM/CSF
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT03/22/2018
232194-10013-1034611/03/2017In FullINSCOM/CSF11/25/1957
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Paper, Textual DocumentGottschalk, HerrMr. J DownieLetter211/03/20172
233194-10013-1034511/03/2017In FullINSCOM/CSF11/30/1957
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Paper, Textual DocumentMargot GottschalkBrother-HeartLetter111/03/20171
234194-10013-1034411/03/2017In FullINSCOM/CSF11/24/1957
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Paper, Textual DocumentJimmieErichLetter111/03/20171
235194-10013-1034311/03/2017In FullINSCOM11/24/1957
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Paper, Textual DocumentAtkinson, Ursula & SteveRichter, MargaretLetter111/03/20171
236194-10013-1034304/26/2018RedactINSCOM11/24/1957
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTAtkinson, Ursula & SteveRichter, MargaretLetter111/01/20171
237194-10013-1034211/03/2017In FullINSCOM/CSF04/25/1957
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Paper, Textual DocumentHanna, James MAgent Report411/03/20174
238194-10013-1034111/03/2017In FullINSCOM/CSF02/05/1959
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Paper, Textual DocumentMcQueen, Arthur DAgent Report111/03/20171
239194-10013-1034011/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF06/29/1954
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Paper, Textual DocumentMr. HermanDerzis, Pete NLetter211/03/20172
240194-10013-1033911/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF10/09/1969
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Paper, Textual DocumentErickson, C A JRLetter211/03/20172
241194-10013-1033811/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF09/10/1969
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Paper, Textual DocumentErickson, C A JRLetter211/03/20172
242194-10013-1033711/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF06/26/1957
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Paper, Textual DocumentSummary of Information111/03/20171
243194-10013-1032811/03/2017In FullINSCOM/CSF12/06/1968
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Paper, Textual DocumentContact Report811/03/20178
244194-10013-1032804/26/20180INSCOM/CSF04/17/2018
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT04/08/2018
245194-10013-1032111/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF06/17/1957
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Paper, Textual DocumentHanna, James MReport111/03/20171
246194-10012-1013911/03/2017In FullINSCOM00/00/00
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Paper, Textual DocumentAppendix "B"611/03/20176
247194-10012-1013904/26/2018RedactINSCOM00/00/00
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENTAppendix "B"611/01/20176
248194-10012-1013811/03/2017In PartINSCOM/CSF01/14/1956
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Paper, Textual DocumentAppendix "A"1811/03/20171
249194-10012-1004011/03/2017ConfidentialINSCOM/CSF10/15/1962
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Paper, Textual DocumentCO, USAOSDMaj SwaffordDisposition Form211/03/20172
250194-10012-1004004/26/20180INSCOM/CSF04/17/2018
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PAPER-TEXTUAL DOCUMENT04/07/2018

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