Category Archives: 2017-2018 releases

From July 2017 to April 2018, NARA released a huge number of redactions across the entire ARC. These notes discuss a variety of questions, problems, and characteristics of the releases.

Two more files

Just when I think I’ve squeezed all the data out of the various sources for the JFK ARC, another drop comes out. After checking NARA’s main page for the 2017-2018 releases, I discovered that there were two more pdf files I had not previously downloaded.

The page,, features a fancy html table that gives all the data from the NARA18 spreadsheet online — or so I thought.…

A revised file count for NARA 18

[First posted on January 7, 2019, at]

This post discusses NARA 18, a spreadsheet posted at the National Archives and Record Administration on 26 April 2018. NARA 18 gives a cumulative list of documents released from the JFK Assassination Records Collection from July 2017 to April 2018.

After a recount, I have to revise the file count I gave for NARA 18 on 5 May 2018 (here).…

The April 26 ARC releases

[First posted on April 27, 2018, at]

NARA has come through with a new release of 19,045 ARC documents. There are many things to be said about this release, but for now I will simply put up a very important link to NARA’s JFK Assassination Records Processing Project

This page provides important explanations that, unfortunately, will probably not get mentioned at most of the websites that have been posting about the assassination records for the last couple of years.…