History

FBI Files: Civil Rights

Background Movements for civil rights were a worldwide series of political movements for equality before the law that peaked in…

June 13, 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…

June 11, 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…

June 8, 2024

FBI Files: Sports Figures

Background The following is a list of FBI files on different sports figures throughout the decades.  Declassified Sports Figure FBI…

May 30, 2024

The “Family Jewels” Collection (CIA)

The CIA's "Family Jewels" is a compilation of documents that expose a series of controversial and often illicit activities conducted…

May 29, 2024

FBI File: Bacteriological Warfare

This FBI file relates to bacteriological warfare. It contains investigative information gathered over several decades. Significant portions of the file…

May 9, 2024

The FBI’s Pre-Processed List of Previously Released Files

Background When Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are processed by the FBI, they will sometimes send CD's (or printed…

May 8, 2024

FBI Public Access Line (PAL) Manuals

This FOIA release reveals details about the FBI's Public Access Line (PAL) policies and procedures. These documents offer a procedural insight…

May 3, 2024

Newly Released 1963 Report Sheds Light on Nuclear Era Urban Defense Strategies

After nearly a decade of waiting, The Black Vault has successfully acquired a document through a Freedom of Information Act…

April 12, 2024

Final Report on the External Peer Review of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Office of Inspector General, Audit Staff (2107-0022-AS)

These records were provided by the family of anthologist and transparency activist Russ Kick, from his papers, facilitated by the generous…

April 9, 2024