Latest Post

Countdown to 2017

Help ensure that our elected representatives will uphold and enforce the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act. The law mandates that all JFK assassination records must be declassified by 26 October, 2017. · There are 5 million pages of records in the JFK Act collection · There are 318,886 documents in the JFK Act database · 11% of the documents have partial redactions · 3,603 documents are withheld in full. learn more here...


Book Corner: Board Selections

The AARC is proud to announce the creation of a new resource for those who are new to the study of America's political assassinations.

We begin a series of new posts by AARC Board members and associates designed to provide a basic introduction to essential books and learning materials associated with the continuing investigation of President Kennedy's assassination.

learn more here...

An Important Announcement:


To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Warren Report, on September 26 thru 28, 2014, the AARC hosted an unprecedented gathering of prominent authorities, historical researchers, and notable personalities associated with the study of President Kennedy's assassination. Because of AARC's mission to provide public access to national records, video recordings of their presentations at the conference will be released over the course of the next several weeks. These presentations may be viewed here without charge. Full dvd sets will soon be available for purchase. Viewers are encouraged to support the work of the AARC by making a tax-exempt donation.

Video page

The Assassination Archives and Research Center was founded in 1984 to provide a permanent organization which would acquire, preserve, and disseminate information on political assassinations. The AARC is devoted to reaching the widest possible audience with this new information.


Joint Venture with the Mary Ferrell Foundation

Mary Ferrell FoundationThe AARC has partnered with the Mary Ferrell Foundation, supplying nearly a million pages of AARC records for browsing and searching via the MFF website. These records include massive CIA and FBI documents received as settlement for a lawsuit brought by Mark Allen, as well as other document collections on the John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy assassinations.

The JFK Assassination Archive disk and other AARC electronic document products are developed by History Matters. Visit our website: for more information and to order

The Assassination Archives and Research Center is the largest private archives in the world which is dedicated to acquiring, preserving, and disseminating information on political assassinations.

Robert F. Kennedy and Paul Schrade with  Dolores Huerta Photo credit: MALDEF / YouTube

RFK Friend to Raise Doubts About Sirhan Guilt at Parole Hearing

Although Shot by Sirhan, Paul Schrade Calls for His Release February 9, 2016 | Shane OSullivan On Wednesday morning in San Diego, Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Bobby Kennedy, will once again be considered for parole. Sirhan was originally scheduled for release in 1984 but after intense political pressure, his parole date was rescinded […]

John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline drive through Dallas shortly before his assassination. | Getty

What the government is still hiding about the JFK assassination

The National Archives, for the first time ever, released a list of documents related to the assassination that are still shielded from public view. By Bryan Bender 02/04/16 08:07 PM EST  Updated 02/04/16 08:14 PM EST More than five decades after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, thousands of government files detailing the activities […]

United Nations Secretary General, Dag_Hammarskjöld

The Mysterious Death of a UN Hero

by Lisa Pease From the Archive: In reopening the investigation into the mysterious plane crash that killed UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold in 1961, the United Nations is appealing to member states to release long-secret files related to this cold case from a tense moment in the Cold War in Africa, which Lisa Pease examined in 2013. By Lisa Pease, March […]



PART I—AN IMPORTANT DECISION ON FOIA ATTORNEY FEES Once again Jefferson Morley has won a significant victory in his 12-year-old Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records on CIA case officer George Joannides. For the second time, the Court of Appeals reversed United States District Judge Richard C. Leon for denying an award of […]