FBI/SECRET SERVICE/CIA/NSA AND OTHER FILES
A collection of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis material archived on CD-ROM.
CD contains images of documents, text, photos, video and audio from the FBI, Secret Service, CIA, National Security Agency, National Archive Records Administration, State Department, Assassination Records Review Board, Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, Dallas Police Department, House Select Committee on Assassinations, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library.
1000 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and archived on CD-ROM covering Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Much of the information is directly related to John F. Kennedy. Coverage of the files include: Concerns for the safety of the Kennedy's and hostility expressed toward the Kennedy's. Preparation of the parade Lincoln Continental JFK was riding in when assassinated. Indications of the surveillance of Judith Campbell's apartment. Account of a 1962 general warning that Kennedy may not be safe in Texas. Reports on testing of wine given to Kennedy by Soviet Premier Khruschev. Files show bureau's concern whether or not JFK deserved his receive his Pulitzer Prize.
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY ASSASSINATION FILES
587 pages of NSA documents, memos and Communications Intelligence/COMINT reports. COMINT intelligence information was obtained for intelligence purposes from the intercept of foreign communications by other than the intended recipient. Coverage of files include Cuban and Soviet reaction to assassination; The Agency's reactions to request for release of information.
SECRET SERVICE FILES
254 pages of Secret Service files covering Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Files provide an overview of the protection provide to Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her children, John Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Kennedy from 1961 to 1974. Files chronicle Mrs. Kennedy Onassis struggle to provide as normal a life as possible for her children.
JFK PERSONAL PAPERS
260 pages of selected documents from the John F. Kennedy Personal Papers Collection Papers include materials dating from Kennedy's childhood through November, 1963. Papers include: records and correspondences while in the Navy; letters to and from Joseph P. Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, and Rose Kennedy; notes taken while writing "Profiles in Courage", doodles drawn during National Security meetings; a written childhood appeal to Joseph Kennedy for an allowance raise.
MISCELLANEOUS FBI AND ASSASSINATION RECORDS REVIEW BOARD FILES
150 pages of documents including: FBI wire tap transcript of a phone conversation by New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello, in which Kennedy is mentioned. FBI interview with the Secret Service agent driving Kennedy. Dallas Police Department notes on the interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald. Autopsy information. A FBI report on the autopsy. An assortment of FBI memos documenting accusations of an annulled first marriage and extramarital affairs. A letter written by Warren Commission general counsel J. Lee Rankin critical of the single bullet theory. An exhausted account of the disposition of JFK's display coffin. Documents indicating Nixon administration disapproval of using the Apollo space program to commemorate Kennedy.
25 pages of files from the National Archives and Records Administration covering the 1998 re-examination of some of the assassination forensic evidence held by the agency.
WARREN COMMISSION EXHIBITS
182 pages of photographs of Warren Commission exhibits. Including: the Mannlicher-Carcano Rifle owned by Lee Harvey Oswald; The shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when he was shot. The windshield removed from the Presidential limousine that carried President John F. Kennedy during the assassination. Bullet found on stretcher at Parkland Memorial Hospital (single bullet/magic bullet).
ASSASSINATION RECORDS REVIEW BOARD FINAL REPORT
The September 1998, 205 page Final Report of the Assassination Records REview Board. In 1992 Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act), mandating the gathering and opening of all records concerned with the death of the President. The major purpose of the Review Board was to re-examine for release the records that the agencies still regarded as too sensitive to open to the public. Congress established the Review Board as an independent agency. The Board consisted of five citizens, trained in history, archives, and the law, who were not government employees but who had the ability to order agencies to declassify government documents Once the Board made the decision that a document should be declassified, only the President could overrule its decision.
The Board reviewed and voted on over 27,000 previously redacted assassination records; Obtained agencies' consent to release an additional 33,000+ assassination records; arranged for the first known authenticity study of the Zapruder Film; Opened previously redacted CIA records from the Directorate of Operations; Released 99% of the Hardway/Lopez Report documenting the CIA's records on Lee Harvey Oswald's trip to Mexico City before the assassination; Conducted a three-day audiotaped interview of former FBI Special Agent James P. Hosty, one of two agents who were responsible for the FBI's cases on Lee and Marina Oswald prior to the assassination; Acquired for public release two sets of original notes from Lee Harvey Oswald's interrogation; Sponsored ballistics and forensic testing of Warren Commission Exhibit 567, the bullet nose fragment from the front seat of the Presidential limousine;
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes of audio. Recordings include; JFK dictating a letter to his father; a meeting with General Douglas MacArthur; phone calls to former Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, and Hoover concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dictates of notes concerning anti-Diem coup in South Vietnam; Conversations between Air Force One and the White House Situation Room on the day of the assassination. Conversation between Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and President Johnson, shortly after he took the oath of office aboard Air Force One. Several phone conversations between President Johnson and individuals including Nicholas Katzenbach, Bill Moyers, and Ramsey Clark, on topics including; Events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination; Kennedy's trip to Texas; President Kennedy's autopsy; Warren Commission; the investigation by New Orleans District Attorney James Garrison and Clay Shaw.
JFK CAMPAIGN PAPERS
1060 pages of campaign material including, Nixon debates transcripts, drafts of speeches, and policy papers.
JFK FOREIGN RELATIONS PAPERS
200 sets of documents from 1961 to 1963, including State Department cables, reports and memoranda, and similar documents from the White House staff and from other agencies concerning U.S. foreign relation issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Action Report of the Loss of the USS PT-109 on August 1-2, 1943. 15 page action report of the famous loss of the USS PT-109, commanded by future President John F. Kennedy. The incident became the focus of a popular motion picture and media attention upon Kennedy's emergence as a national political leader.
220 pages of text from the Department of States' "Foreign Relations of the United States", Volume VI. Volume VI presents the complete correspondence between President Kennedy and Soviet Chairman Khrushchev. The efforts at arms control, the basic elements of national security policy, the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, negotiations and plans arising from the threat of war over Berlin, and the threat of hostilities by Soviet-supported forces in Laos.
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity of the United States. The series documents the facts and events that contributed to the formulation of policies and includes evidence of supporting and alternative views to the policy positions ultimately adopted.
The editors had complete access to all the retired records and papers of the Department of State. The editors of the Foreign Relations series also have full access to the papers of Presidents Kennedy and other White House foreign policy records. Presidential papers maintained and preserved at the Presidential libraries include some of the most significant foreign affairs-related documentation from other federal agencies including the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
WARREN COMMISSION REPORT
Text from the Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of of President Kennedy, including appendices and transcripts of 117 interviews with commission witnesses.
HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON ASSASSINATIONS REPORT
Text of the House Select Committee on Assassinations report.
11 pages of genealogy material. The files contain records of the Fitzgerald family, including a genealogy chart, marriage records, and other material. Also included are copies of the birth and death certificates for the Kennedy and Fitzgerald families.
65 pages from the White House Central Files for the administration of President John F. Kennedy. Files include correspondence between Kennedy and the family of an American solider killed in Vietnam in 1963. Documents cover mundane inquiries from the public, on issues such as the presidents attire and the recipe for his favorite dish, New England clam chowder.