Category Archives: ARRB

ARRB postponements and the microfilm Oswald 201 file

[First posted on June 15, 2018, at rgr-cyt.org.]

Most of my recent spare time has gone into looking at the ARRB record notices published in the Federal Register (see here for an earlier post on this topic).

I am interested in these notices for several reasons. One important reason is that the record notices include many documents that were omitted from the Assassination Collection Reference System (ACRS), NARA’s database of ARC finding aids.…

ARRB record notices

[First posted on April 21, 2018, at rgr-cyt.org.]

This is the third in a series of posts on the Assassination Record Review Board and the notices it published in the Federal Register. This post introduces the 50 record notices the ARRB published over its four years of existence.

In addition to general oversight powers, the JFK Assassination Record Collection Act gave the ARRB two key functions.…

ARRB meeting notices

[First posted on April 17, 2018, at rgr-cyt.org.]

This is the second of several posts I plan to put up discussing the ARRB notices published in the Federal Register. This post covers ARRB meeting notices, of which there were a lot. Federal agencies such as ARRB are required to announce their meetings in advance, regardless of whether they are open to the public or closed.…

ARRB Federal Register Notices

[First posted on April 16, 2018, at rgr-cyt.org.]

When Congress mandated the creation of the JFK Assassination Record Collection, it wanted to ensure maximum public access to the process. To do this, it decided to impose strict requirements on the Assassination Record Review Board (ARRB), the independent agency it established to oversee the Collection’s creation.…

ARRB Electronic Records at NARA

[First posted on December 11, 2017, at rgr-cyt.org.]

In all the news coverage about the release of documents under the JFK Records Act, one release has attracted almost no attention. As the NARA press release on the October 26 release noted (here), the electronic records of the Assassination Record Review Board, the agency which determined what government records would be released under the JFKRA, were also released.…