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Press Release
August 17, 1993
National Archives Opens Additional Materials from the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection

On Monday, August 23, 1993, at 8:45 a.m., the National Archives will make available to the public additional materials from the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection at the National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 7th and 9th Streets NW, Washington, D.C. Research cards are required for viewing the materials; application forms will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Pennsylvania Avenue Lobby, on that date.

This opening results from the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (PL 102-526). The statute requires all Executive agencies, government offices and other originating bodies to transmit records related to the assassination of President Kennedy to the National Archives. These records are being released in full or with redactions.

The records which will be made available are being transferred to the National Archives pursuant to this statute which established a period of 300 days for Federal agencies to review assassination records and provided for the transfer of records. Material from the following agencies will be available for research on August 23, 1993.

  • Warren Commission records, previously opened and some newly released materials

  • House Select Committee on Assassinations

  • Central Intelligence Agency, previously opened and newly released material

  • Kennedy, Johnson and Ford Presidential libraries, previously opened and some newly released material, including records from the Rockefeller Commission

  • Records of other agencies

    National Archives clean search room rules do not allow personal property, i.e. notebooks, briefcases, purses or fountain pens, in the research rooms. Debit cards can be purchased for the photocopying machines.

    ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: Filming will be allowed in the research room until 12 p.m. NO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. INTERVIEWS WILL BE PERMITTED IN AN AREA ADJACENT TO THE RESEARCH ROOM.

    PLEASE NOTE: As of April 1994, these records are available at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, located at 8601 Adelphi Road. Research Room hours are: Monday and Wednesday 8:45 AM - 5 PM; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:45 AM - 9 PM; Saturday 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM. Research cards are required.

    For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 501-5525 or by e-mail at public.affairs@nara.gov. Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.archives.gov/.

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