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Over 2,600 Records Added to HeinOnline’s JFK Assassination Collection

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Back in May, we wrote a blog post notifying you that according to President Joe Biden’s Memorandum,[1]Administration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 2021 Memorandum on Temporary Certification Regarding Disclosure of Information in Certain Records Related to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy , Daily Comp. Pres. Docs. 1 (2021). This … Continue reading the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) had recently disclosed previously withheld records regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, with more than 13,000 documents recently released and added to HeinOnline’s John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection. The remaining records were required to be released by June 30, 2023. Due to the release of that content, more than 2,600 records have been added to the collection and are now fully searchable in HeinOnline.

Content recently released includes:

  • June 27, 2023: 1,103 documents
  • June 13, 2023: 290 documents
  • May 11, 2023: 502 documents
  • April 27, 2023: 355 documents
  • April 13, 2023: 422 documents 

What Is the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection?

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992[2]To provide for the expeditious disclosure of records relevant to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy., Public Law 102-526, 102 Congress. 106 Stat. 3443 (1992). This statute can be found in HeinOnline’s U.S. Statutes at Large … Continue reading is a public law passed by the U.S. Congress, directing the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to create a collection of records known as the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection. The act stated that this collection must consist of all U.S. government documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including any state or local law enforcement materials.

In October of 2017, President Donald Trump directed the National Archives to release the materials that were previously withheld. Following the latest release in April 2018, the collection now consists of more than 56,000 documents, including FBI, CIA, and other government agency materials relating to the event. 

HeinOnline has organized and indexed all of this material to make these recently released documents easy to navigate and use. The collection now consists of more than 72,000 volumes, including FBI, CIA, and other government agency materials relating to the event. Also find supplemental material such as books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on the topic.

Exploring the Database

Interactive Data Charts

Use the interactive pie charts featured in this database to easily locate and understand the organization of NARA documents.


tablet view of scholarly articles in JFK Assassination Collection

Authoritative Scholarly Articles

Access a number of relevant scholarly articles that discuss the assassination, linked from our very own Law Journal Library.


Other Related Works

Find relevant books that analyze the subject, as well as congressional hearings and other government documents.

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Explore the Investigations in HeinOnline

The John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection isn’t the only database where you can explore more about the assassination and resulting investigations. You can explore this topic in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set—in fact, we’ve already done so, and you can read the post here.

Be sure to subscribe to the HeinOnline Blog to get more timely content updates, including additions to the JFK database, delivered right to your inbox!

HeinOnline Sources

HeinOnline Sources
1 Administration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 2021 Memorandum on Temporary Certification Regarding Disclosure of Information in Certain Records Related to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy , Daily Comp. Pres. Docs. 1 (2021). This document can be found in HeinOnline’s U.S. Presidential Library.
2 To provide for the expeditious disclosure of records relevant to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy., Public Law 102-526, 102 Congress. 106 Stat. 3443 (1992). This statute can be found in HeinOnline’s U.S. Statutes at Large database.
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