Category Archives: Collection issues

Notes on the collection as a whole, including its history, management, and access issues.

More on Biden’s memo

An interesting note posted yesterday on W. Tracy Parnell’s blog, The JFK Files. Parnell summarizes some of the response to President Biden’s memo on the release of ARC files (see here). The response, from some, was much stronger than I expected. Another notch against my reputation for prognostication.…

Biden’s memo

President Biden has finally spoken on the release of records under the JFK Act. In a memo released October 22, 2021, Biden ordered NARA to begin preparation for further releases, including putting the entire JFK Assassination Records Collection online. The memo is available here.

A closer look

The memo is long, specifying lots more paperwork for agencies (primarily the CIA) who want to continue redacting their documents, plus short term, mid term, and long term plans for release of more info.…

Three years later

I posted my first note on the JFK ARC on November 14, 2017, so I’ve been writing on this subject for three years now. I had no particular goals when I began, so I can’t speak of any accomplishments to date.

I have, however, slowly acquired a few goals along the way.…