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 DateFormerly WithheldAgencyDoc DateDoc TypeFile Num To NameFrom NameTitleNum PagesOriginatorRecord SeriesReview DateCommentsPages Released
301181-10002-1013510/26/2017In PartNARA07/01/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTRHOADS, JAMES B.SCHWARZ, FREDERICK A. O.2SSCSGONL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20173
302181-10002-1013710/26/2017In PartNARA06/25/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCHURCH, FRANKRHOADS, JAMES B.5NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/2017Attached letter Church to Rhoads 6/17/75 1p. with attached list of National Security Files requested from the Kennedy Library, 2pp. and acommunications control form, lp.6
303181-10002-1014110/26/2017In PartNARA06/25/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTLEIGH, MONROERHOADS, JAMES B.2NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/2017Copies of enclosures not attached.3
304181-10002-1014210/26/2017In PartNARA06/25/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTCOOKE, DAVID O.RHOADS, JAMES B.2NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE FILES]10/13/2017Copies of enclosures not attached.3
305181-10002-1021110/26/2017In PartNARA05/18/1976
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTDAVIS, JEANNEJACOBS, RICHARD A.30NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20171p. letter w/attached document list (8 pp); 1 memo NLJ to NL 5/7/76; 4 document receipts; document reproduction request (10 pp); document receipts 6 pp.31
306181-10002-1021210/26/2017In PartNARA05/03/1976
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTRHOADS, JAMES B.MILLER, WILLIAM G.3SSCSGONL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20172 route slips attached.4
307181-10002-1021310/26/2017In PartNARA05/12/1976
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTFOR THE RECORDJACOBS, RICHARD A.9NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20171 p. memo w/attached handwritten note (1p) route slips; letter Miller to Rhoads 4/23/76; draft letter Rhoads to Miller 4/16/76; route slips; letter Miller to Rhoads 4/13/76 1p.9
308181-10002-1021910/26/2017In PartNARA00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTNLJOHNSON AND KENNEDY LIBRARIES21NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/201722
309181-10002-1022110/26/2017In PartNARA00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTNLKENNEDY LIBRARY6NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20177
310181-10002-1022410/26/2017In PartNARA00/00/0000
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTNLKENNEDY LIBRARY4NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20176
311181-10002-1022510/26/2017In PartNARA07/08/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTNLKENNEDY LIBRARY2NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE FILES]10/13/20173
312181-10002-1024510/26/2017In PartNARA06/04/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTRHOADS, JAMES B.JACOBS, RICHARD A.8NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20171p. route slip w/attached route slip,; letter Rhoads to CIA 6/5/75 w/attached list of Presidential Library contacts; CIA to Rhoads 5/20/75 lp, 2 copies; memo Jacobs to Library Directors 6/5/75 1p, 2 copies.to Rhoads 5/29
313181-10002-1024810/26/2017In PartNARA05/20/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTGRAY, MARVINJACOBS, RICHARD A.10NARANL ADMINISTRATIVE FILES [ACCESS AND REFERENCE CASE FILES]10/13/20171p. letter w/attached memo Rossman to Jacobs 5/15/75 1p; list of Johnson Library files 8pp.11
314180-10147-1027410/26/2017In PartHSCA10/19/1978
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MEMORANDUMSECRET SERVICE PROTECTIVE CASES28HSCAEILEEN DINNEEN HSCA MATERIAL05/24/2017This document has been in the possession of an HSCA staff member before it was turned over to the Assassination Records Review Board on August 15, 1995.32
315180-10147-1027510/26/2017In PartHSCA03/29/1978
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MEMORANDUMSECRET SERVICE INDEX FILE AND COMMISSION DOCUMENTS31HSCAEILEEN DINNEEN HSCA MATERIAL05/24/2017This document has been in the possession of an HSCA staff member before it was turned over to the Assassination Records Review Board on August 15, 1995.32
316180-10147-1027610/26/2017In PartHSCA00/00/0000
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MEMORANDUMDOCUMENT #006256 RE BRIEFING PAPERS ACQUIRED FROM THE LBJ LIBRARY1HSCAEILEEN DINNEEN HSCA MATERIAL05/24/2017This document has been in the possession of an HSCA staff member before it was turned over to the Assassination Records Review Board on August 15, 1995.2
317157-10002-1015110/26/2017In PartSSCIA08/22/1975
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTINTERVIEW WITH SAM PAPICH4SSCIAINTERVIEW SUMMARY10/13/2017Box 256Folder 46
318157-10002-1015410/26/2017In PartSSCIA11/03/1960
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PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENTPARROTT, THOMASMINUTES OF SPECIAL GROUP MEETING, 3 NOVEMBER 19606WHITE HOUSEMEMORANDUM10/13/2017Box 256Folder 5Exhibit 1 to testimony of Thomas Parrott, 7/10/757
319177-10001-1000110/26/2017In PartLBJ00/00/0000
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REPORTCHAPTER FOUR--PREPARATORY PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES3DODNSF, SUBJECT FILE, KENNEDY DEATH DEFCON PROCEDURES, BOX 2008/18/2017Doc. #1f, E.O. 12958, Sec. 1.5(a)4
320195-10005-1002110/26/2017In 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
321198-10005-1001610/26/2017In 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
322198-10007-1002010/26/2017In 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
323198-10007-1007610/26/2017In 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
324198-10007-1010110/26/2017In 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
325198-10007-1013510/26/2017In 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
326198-10009-1008410/26/2017In 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
327124-10223-1018910/26/2017In Part
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328124-10204-1029910/26/2017In Part
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329124-10204-1030210/26/2017In Part
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330124-10204-1030310/26/2017In Part
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331124-10204-1030710/26/2017In Part
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332124-10223-1009310/26/2017In Part
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333124-10223-1009410/26/2017In Part
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334124-10223-1009710/26/2017In Part
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335124-10223-1009810/26/2017In Part
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336124-10223-1009910/26/2017In Part
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337124-10223-1010610/26/2017In Part
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338124-10223-1010910/26/2017In Part
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339124-10223-1011110/26/2017In Part
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340124-10223-1011410/26/2017In Part
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341124-10223-1013710/26/2017In Part
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342124-10223-1014410/26/2017In Part
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343124-10223-1014810/26/2017In Part
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344124-10223-1012910/26/2017In Part
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345124-10233-1010110/26/2017In Part
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346124-10204-1029110/26/2017In Part
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347124-10204-1028610/26/2017In Part
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348124-10204-1028310/26/2017In Part
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349124-10204-1027610/26/2017In Part
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350124-10204-1027210/26/2017In Part
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