March 23, 1995
National Archives Releases Additional FBI Materials from the JFK Assassination Records Collection
At 9 A.M. on Thursday, March 30, 1995, the National Archives will make available to the public additional materials relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This opening is pursuant to the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 that established the Collection which consists of assassination-related records of the Federal government.
The materials which were transferred from the Federal Bureau of Investigation include 10,228 pages of investigative files regarding organized crime figures Sam Giancana and Gus Alex that were reviewed by the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in 1978 and 1979. This is the first FBI transfer of materials reviewed by the HSCA.
In addition, the FBI transferred assassination-related material from the SOLO operation that focused on the activities of the Communist Party, USA and the former Soviet Union's funding influence over that organization.
Copies of the SOLO materials will be available from the Public Affairs staff in Room G-6 of the downtown building, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW at 9 A.M. on Thursday, March 30 ONLY. One copy of the 149-page document will be provided to each media organization free of charge.
The entire collection will be available for researchers from the textual research room at the National Archives facility in College Park, MD, located at 8601 Adelphi Road.
Research Room hours are: Monday and Wednesday 8:45 A.M. - 5 P.M.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:45 A.M. - 9 P.M.; Saturday 8:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M. Research cards are required. Personal property, i.e. notebooks, briefcases, purses or fountain pens are not allowed in the research room. Lockers are available. Debit cards may be purchased for the photocopying machines.
DIRECTIONS: Archives II is located at 8601 Adelphi Road.
BY CAR the new facility is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Take North Capitol Street north, turn right onto Michigan Avenue, (Michigan Avenue becomes Queens Chapel Road in Maryland), continue to East West Highway, turn left on Adelphi Road and follow it to the Archives II entrance on the right. Parking is available.
BY SHUTTLE from the National Archives in Washington, DC board the bus on 7th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues. The shuttle leaves on the hour from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M., returning to the downtown building from Archives II on the hour. Researchers may use the shuttle on a space available basis with National Archives staff members receiving priority boarding.
BY METRO take the Green Line to the Prince Georges Plaza station. A National Archives shuttle bus departs from the Metro hourly, every 15 minutes after the hour.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 501-5525 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.archives.gov/.