do Jackie Kennedy, the Beatles, Albert Einstein, Gracie Allen,
Thurgood Marshall, and Walter Winchell have in common?
up? They are all part of historical FBI records... though
for a variety of different reasons. One had a background investigation
for government service. One received extortionate threats.
One had open communist affiliations. One needed security for
a family trip abroad. One actively helped FBI investigations.
One tried to smuggle jewelry into the U.S. And not necessarily
in that order.
our alphabetical listing, below, you
can access hundreds of documents like these from our FBIHQ
Reading Room that have been scanned from paper into digital
copies so you can read them in the comfort of your own home.
be advised: the quality of these copies is often poor, because
the original files are in fragile condition. These are the
best reproductions available. Please also note that portions
of the documents have been marked out and small codes appear
in the margins or alongside the deletions. These codes may
be matched up to our Explanation of Exemptions
sheet. The deletions are made, in general terms, to protect
national security, personal privacy interests, the identity
of confidential sources, and law enforcement techniques.
COMPLETE listing of our available digital files, please see
are new to the site, you might want to browse a sampling of
files in the following categories:
will be added to the Alphabetical Listing as time and resources
permit, so please check back often!