JFK Assassination Records

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection

John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. Almost 30 years later, Congress enacted the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The Act mandated that all assassination-related material be housed in a single collection in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

The resulting Collection consists of more than 5 million pages of assassination-related records, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings and artifacts (approximately 2,000 cubic feet of records). Most of the records are open for research.

If you plan to visit the National Archives at College Park to examine JFK Assassination Collection records, we strongly urge you to visit our Information for Researchers page prior to your arrival. Here you can find information regarding pull times, contacts and hours.

Contact the Textual Records unit at:
The National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3510
Email: Archives2reference@nara.gov.

There are several ways to research our collections online:

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JFK Motorcade just before assassination, November 22, 1963

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Online Highlights

Contact Us

  • Textual Records Reference Division National Archives Room 2400 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001
  • Phone: (301) 837-3510
  • E-mail: archives2reference@nara.gov

What's Not Online Here?

  • The majority of the records have not been digitized. Primarily what you will find here are finding aids to assist you in your research preparation.
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