Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory?

Yesterday, after much anticipation, the United States government released more than 2800 previously-classified documents on the John F. Kennedy assassination. Included in the collection are letters, memos, diplomatic cables and other internal government documentation. Archival sources like these are useful and important primary sources that can be used in historical and political research papers.

The McGill Library subscribes to two databases that provide access to just these sorts of unclassified documents: the Digital National Security Archive and US Declassified Documents Online.

These rich collections contain detailed information not only on US domestic issues, but also on international relations and activities in countries around the world. Along with such freely-available collections as the CIA FOIA Electronic Reading Room and the Foreign Relations of the United States, researchers have access to a wealth of once-hidden government files.

What secrets will you uncover?

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