NARA 21, part 7: Redacted CIA records – A cable from Helsinki

This note looks at a specific issue in the ARC, but since it looks at it in the context of the latest information on redactions, call it my seventh note on NARA 21, the updated version of the JFK ARC database (available here). NARA 21 is the most current resource for ARC redactions, incorporating all the info from the 2017-2018 releases/redactions.…

NARA 21, part 5: Redacted CIA records – short

This is my fifth note on NARA 21, the updated version of the JFK ARC database (available here). See the first note in this series for more details on the what, when, why of NARA 21.

This note continues the topic I took up in my fourth note: What kind of material is redacted in Collection records and how extensive are these redactions?…

NARA 21, part 4: “redact” records

[Revised 7/18/2021]

This is my fourth note on NARA 21, the updated version of the JFK ARC database (available here). See the first note in this series for more details on the what, when, why of NARA 21.

This note deals with one of my main interests in the ARC: how many records in the Collection are still redacted, and on what basis do they remain redacted after the October 2017 “deadline” for the release of ARC records?…

NARA 21, part 3: “withhold” records

[Updated on 7/16/2021]

This is my third note on NARA 21, the updated version of the JFK ARC database (available here). See the earlier notes in this series for more details on the what, when, why of NARA 21.

This note deals with one of the most discussed issues relating to the ARC: how many records are withheld in full, and on what basis do they remain withheld despite the passage of the October 2017 “deadline” for the release of ARC records?…

NARA 21, part 1: A new version of the JFK database

[Updated 7/15/2021]

As I noted in my last post, there is a new version of the JFK Assassination Records Collection database now available at NARA (here). Six excel files were posted online, apparently in mid-June. These files represent a new version of the ARC database with important information on the current state of the JFK Collection.…

New version of ACRS posted at NARA

It had been a while since I visited the JFK ARC pages at NARA, so I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that a new version of the Assassination Collection Reference System (ACRS) database has been posted in the form of six excel files, apparently added in mid-June 2021.…