eResources Spotlight: Updates on HeinOnline

About The Database

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 directed the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to create a collection consisting of all U.S. government documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including any state or local law enforcement materials. Furthermore, the Act required that each assassination record be made public no later than 25 years after the date of enactment, unless the President of the United States has reason to withhold the documents. In October of 2017, President Donald Trump directed the National Archives to release materials that were previously withheld. These consisted of over 50,000 documents, including more than 18,000 additional documents with the latest release in April 2018. The newly available information contained FBI, CIA, and other agency documents. Some documents, however, will still remain classified until 2021.

These newly released documents are now available to the public. HeinOnline has organized and indexed this material to make it easy to navigate and use. Also included in this collection are books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on this topic. It is being added to U.S. Academic Core and Government, Politics & Law.

Content Through April 26, 2018 Release

  • More than 35,000 documents
  • More than 420,000 images

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