Archive for September 16th, 2008

From the Archives

The Government Attic website in the past day or two posted a staggering 342 megabytes of what are described, ostensibly, as records from the FBI concerning the transfer of older Bureau records to the National Archives for preservation. That is in part true, especially of the later documents; much of the earlier stuff is a completely random selection of stuff – including but not exclusively FBI records – which are held by the National Archives, and which were forwarded to the Bureau for input prior to release to researchers. Because of the way the FBI works, copies of all these documents wound up being preserved – once again – in the Bureau’s files! None of the stuff is “new”, of course – it’s all been released previously to someone, somewhere – but much of the material has never been available on the web before.
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