History

The July 1963 KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation Manual

On May 13, 2021, The Black Vault filed a Mandatory Declassification Review request with the CIA, seeking to lift redactions…

February 29, 2024

FBI Files: Historical Figures & Groups

Background Welcome to the FBI Files on Historical Figures & Groups archive at The Black Vault. This comprehensive collection provides…

February 23, 2024

FBI Issues Redacted ‘Vexsome Filer’ List, Marking Departure from Past Transparency Practices

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently released a significantly redacted version of its latest 'Vexsome Filer' list, in…

February 7, 2024

FBI Files: The Paranormal Collection

These files were released and obtained by the FBI, all in relation to the Paranormal. Many of the files are…

February 1, 2024

Operation Alert “Civil Defense Drill” – Federal Civil Defense Agency

Background Operation Alert was a series of civil defense exercises held in the United States during the 1950s. The context…

January 24, 2024

FBI File: The FBI Story A Report to the People (Book), by Don Whitehead

Here are the FBI files on the book by Don Whitehead entitled, The FBI Story A Report to the People.…

January 23, 2024

FBI Files: Journalists and their Periodicals

Background Welcome to the FBI Files on Journalists and their Periodicals archive on The Black Vault. This unique collection offers…

January 19, 2024

FBI Files: U.S. Presidential Mistresses

Background Throughout the decades, there have been many scandals involving the White House and our U.S. Presidents.  Scandals have shook…

December 27, 2023

FBI File: 1962 Arrests of Cuban Saboteurs in New York – The Case of Roberto Santiesteban Casanova, Jorge Garcia Orellana and Antonio Sueiro

Roberto Santiesteban Casanova was arrested in the 1960s and faced charges alongside Jorge Garcia Orellana and Antonio Sueiro, as well…

December 17, 2023

FBI Files: The Gangster Era through Modern Day Criminals

The following list of documents pertain to famous gangsters and the men who caught them.  Declassified Files on Gangsters &…

December 12, 2023