Declassified Government Documents Available for Download
The Black Vault Research Center is a massive online collection of declassified government documents, videos, photographs and more.  100% of the textual documentation was obtained directly from the U.S. and world governments, to ensure legitimacy.  Other declassified photos and videos are also added to many of the sections, and are noted as such.
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The following categories are available, which currently
house 1,312,095 pages of FOIA Documents
along with THOUSANDS of Photographs and HOURS of Videos.

Advanced (for it's time) Technology

Although "advanced" could be debatable, this section was created to house documents on different, "advanced" technology, of its time... both new and a bit a dated!
Advanced Technology

Aircraft / Air Force History

This section includes documents relating to classified top secret aviation, historical military aircraft, Air Force History and much more.

Biological/Chemical Weapons

This section includes documents pertaining to Biological and Chemical weapons. Learn about deadly agents that have been tested and are part of the military's arsenal.

Chemical / Biological Weapons


The following are documents relating to cloning.
Cold War Era
The Cold War was the continuing state of conflict, tension and competition that existed primarily between the United States and the Soviet Union and those countries' respective allies from the mid-1940s to the early 1990s.
Cold War Era

Congressional & Senatorial Correspondence

Not many citizens realize that their congress(wo)man work very hard in their respective districts. An even smaller number understand that records of correspondence between Congressman and Senators are available under the FOIA.

Congressional Correspondence


Cryptology/Cryptography is the science of concealing a message's meaning rather than its existence. It can be subdivided into codes and ciphers. Codes are based on linguistic entities of variable character length such as syllables, words and phrases.

 Defense Issues

This category contains multiple documents on different defense issues. Breaches of White House airspace, Espionage, POWs, and much more is all archived in this category.

Defense Issues

 DoD Archive

The Department of Defense, in Washington, D.C., has a reading room where you can enter to access documents previously released under the Freedom of Information Act. There are 18 CDs in total, and contain thousands of pages of material on various subjects.

DOD Archive


The following documents relate to the elections in the United States Electoral Process. The documents are broken down by year of document


Environment, Health, Health Care & other Global Issues

This section includes The Black Vault's massive oil spill research center, along with other environmental, health & global issues.


FBI Files / Domestic & Foreign Intelligence

It is no secret that the FBI, and other brances of the government, held files on many celebrities, sports players, criminals, groups and every day people. This category contains a large list of files that have been declassified.

FBI Files

Field Manuals

The United States Army has a long list of military field manuals that have been released to the public. This category contains a list of those manuals.
Field Manuals

Freedom of Information Act / Research Tools

The Freedom of Information Act is a powerful tool. This category holds documents pertaining to the law and valuable FOIA case logs. Also, a category for documents relating to research tools, guides for documents, and other useful publications.


Government Employee Manuals / Orientation

To take a peek into the inner workings of being employed by the U.S. Government, I began filing FOIA requests for employee manuals and/or handbooks. This section breaks down by agency the material I have received.

Government Manuals

Iraq & Afghanistan Wars / Gulf War

This section archives documents relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Both the current conflicts, and the previous Gulf War.

Iraq War

J.F.K. Era

This category contains documents from throughout the J.F.K. era. This includes his assassination records, many on the Cuban Missile Crisis, and more.

Military and Commercial Accidents

Although never widely circulated by the military or commercial industries, but there have been many accidents both on land, on sea, and in the air. Archived here are incidents and relevent documents that are not widely shown in the mainstream media.

Military Accidents

Mind Control

Mind control is a broad range of psychological tactics able to subvert an individual's control of his own thinking, behavior, emotions, or decisions. The U.S. military and government put in time and money to persue this tactic.

Misc. Documents

This category contains misc. documents that have not yet been categorized.


National Security Agency Intelligence

The National Security Agency (NSA) has published, and continues to publish, multiple intelligence publications since it's inception. Archived here are the ones that have been declassified and released along with records about the internal workings of the NSA.
NSA Publications

New World Order

This category contains a list of documents pertaining to the New World Order.


Nuclear Weapons

This section contains a list of declassified documents pertaining to nuclear weapons.

Nuclear Weapons

Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Collection

During its 23-year history, OTA provided Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues. This section contains their entire collection of reports.


Parapsychology is the study of ostensibly paranormal psychological phenomena.

Politician Public Financial Disclosure Statements

Each year, when a Presidential candidate is named, they must file public financial disclosure statements about their financial holidings and securities to the Office of Government Ethics (OGE).
Politician Financial Disclosure Statements

Psychological Operations

Psychological Operations are techniques used by military and police forces to influence a target audience's value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, and behavior. This sections holds documents pertaining to PsyOps.


Remote Viewing

Remote Viewing (RV), refers to the attempt to gather information about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means or extra-sensory perception. This sections holds documents on Remote Viewing.

Remote Viewing

Richard Helms Collection

This collection of material by and about Richard Helms as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and Ambassador to Iran comprises the largest single release of Helms-related information to date.
Richard Helms


The exploration of space has had an amazing history. Archived in this section is a glimpse of that very important era.


Spy Satellites and the National Reconnaissance Office

Many spy satellites are above are heads, and we never hear about them. This sections holds some of the records released about these prying eyes.

Spy Satellites


Since 9/11, the threat of terrorism has been severe. This section archives documents released regarding terrorism.

TV Show Complaints

One of the tasks of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to receive complaints from viewers against TV shows currently airing on network and cable channels.

TV Show Complaints

U.S. Financial Information and Economic Data

In this category, you will find documents relating to the U.S. financial system, and the U.S. economy.
Financial Data

UFO Phenomena

UFOs intrigue the world, as they have existed for decades, and remain unexplained. This category offers a glimpse into the most heavily classified records on UFOs.

Vietnam Era

This section archives documents that pertain to the Vietnam era.



This category contains documents relating to different types of weapons within the U.S. Military's arsenal.


Weather / Weather Modification

Weather modification or control is the act of manipulating or altering certain aspects of the environment to produce desirable changes in weather. Also contained in this archive are documents relating to other weather phenomena such as Ball Lightning.

Weather Modification

World War I

This category archives documents pertaining to World War I.
World War I

World War II

This section archives documents pertaining to World War II.
World War II
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