Category Archives: ARRB

Notes on the Assassination Records Review Board, an independent agency established by the ARCA to oversee the creation of the JFK ARC.

Response to Matt Douthit

Matt Douthit, a JFK assassination researcher, posted a comment on Fred Litwin’s Youtube interview with me. I respond to Douthit’s comment in this note.

MD’s comment

Apologists: “There’s nothing to see in the remaining sealed files!”
In reality…
David Morales—61 pages still classified
William King Harvey—123 pages still classified
Anne Goodpasture—286 pages still classified

ARRB postponements and the microfilm Oswald 201 file

[First posted on June 15, 2018, at]

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 reference many documents that are not listed in the Assassination Collection Reference System (ACRS), NARA’s database of ARC finding aids.…

ARRB resource page added

[First posted on May 17, 2018, at]

I have finally put together a webpage to hold all of the lists and links I have been using in my posts on the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB). In addition, I have also started to add material from other websites as well.…

ARRB record notices

[First posted on April 21, 2018, at]

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]

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]

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]

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.…