Category Archives: ARC record lists

ACRS is down

NARA’s database of finding aids for the JFK ARC is off-line. The announcement says “The JFK Assassination Collection Reference System is currently down for maintenance. During this outage, we are providing a spreadsheet listing every item in the database to facilitate researcher access to the information in the system.”

Unfortunately, the humongo spreadsheet provided lists only about half the records in the collection.…

A look back at NF16

[First posted on April 3, 2019, at]

NF16 is a list of 3598 records in the JFK Assassination Records Collection (ARC) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).1

NARA released the list in January 2016 in response to an FOIA request by Michael Raznitsky, who asked for a list of all records in the ARC “withheld in full” (WIF) as of November 2015.…

Another look at what is not in NF18

[First posted on March 25, 2018, at]

NF18 is a list of 22,933 records in the JFK Assassination Record Collection that have not yet been released in full. It is the result of an FOIA request from John Greenewald, who runs the website The Black Vault. The list is available as an excel file at NARA’s FOIA Electronic Reading Room (here) or at the FOIA Online site (here)

John Greenewald’s view

After receiving NF18, Greenewald compared it with NARA 17, the list of ARC documents processed and posted on-line at NARA in 2017.…

Indexing at NARA: Putting the pieces together

[First posted on February 12, 2018, at]

This is another post on the JFK Records Act Release 6 at NARA. To get up to speed on the subject, I suggest looking at the other posts in this category (JFK ARCA).

As I noted at the end of a recent post, NARA’s spreadsheet for JFK record act release 6 lists a number of records where there are two different files having the same record number.…

A note on NF18

[First posted on February 11, 2018, at]

I am still looking at NF18, the new list of JFK records from NARA which The Black Vault website posted January 29. It is interesting and helpful information, but as I said in my last post, I don’t think the list indicates there are still over 3000 JFK records that have never been released.…