FBI Files: Scientists and Medical Professionals

Welcome to the dedicated archive of FBI files on Scientists and Medical Professionals at The Black Vault. This specialized collection offers a revealing window into the FBI’s monitoring and investigation of notable individuals within the scientific and medical communities. The documents housed in this archive provide a unique perspective on how these professionals and their work intersected with national security interests and intelligence activities. From renowned scientists to influential medical practitioners, these files uncover the often unseen scrutiny and attention they received from the FBI, highlighting the complex relationship between government surveillance and the advancement of science and medicine.

As you delve into this archive, you will find a trove of FBI files that include background checks, correspondence, and investigative reports. These files not only chronicle the professional achievements and personal lives of these individuals but also shed light on the historical and political contexts in which they lived and worked. This collection is an invaluable resource for researchers, historians, and anyone with an interest in the history of science and medicine, as well as the role of government oversight in these fields. It offers a fascinating exploration of the balance between protecting national interests and fostering the growth of scientific and medical knowledge.

Document Archive

Abramson, Harold Alexander – [20 Pages, 9.9 MB] – Harold Alexander Abramson (November 27, 1899 – September 1980) was an American physician (allergist and pediatrician) noted as an early advocate of therapeutic LSD. He played a significant role in CIA’s MKULTRA program to investigate the military applications of LSD.

Bacher, Robert –  [355 Pages, 146MB] – Robert Fox Bacher (August 31, 1905 – November 18, 2004) was an American nuclear physicist and one of the leaders of the Manhattan Project. Born in Loudonville, Ohio, Bacher obtained his undergraduate degree and doctorate from the University of Michigan, writing his 1930 doctoral thesis under the supervision of Samuel Goudsmit on the Zeeman effect of the hyperfine structure of atomic levels. After graduate work at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he accepted a job at Columbia University. In 1935 he accepted an offer from Hans Bethe to work with him at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, It was there that Bacher collaborated with Bethe on his book Nuclear Physics. A: Stationary States of Nuclei (1936), the first of three books that would become known as the “Bethe Bible”.

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In December 1940, Bacher joined the Radiation Laboratory at MIT, although he did not immediately cease his research at Cornell into the neutron cross section of cadmium. The Radiation Laboratory was organized into two sections, one for incoming radar signals, and one for outgoing radar signals. Bacher was appointed to handle the incoming signals section. Here he gained valuable experience in administration, coordinating not just the efforts of his scientists, but also those of General Electric and RCA. In 1942, Bacher was approached by Robert Oppenheimer to join the Manhattan Project at its new laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It was at Bacher’s insistence that Los Alamos became a civilian rather than a military laboratory. At Los Alamos, Bacher headed the project’s P (Physics) Division, and later its G (Gadget) Division. Bacher worked closely with Oppenheimer, and the two men discussed the project’s progress on a daily basis.

Note: These records were provided by the family of anthologist and transparency activist Russ Kick, from his papers, facilitated by the generous assistance of Dr. Susan Maret. This is not a complete collection set of his papers, but rather, a selection of items sent to The Black Vault for digital preservation.

Becker, Troy – FBI Release #1 – [321 Pages, 139MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #2 – [371 Pages, 243MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #3 – [299 Pages, 17.2MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #4 – [237 Pages, 10.6MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #5 – [118 Pages, 4.5MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #6 – [412 Pages, 17MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #7 – [264 Pages, 12.3MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #8 – [168 Pages, 9.6MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #9 – [114 Pages, 45MB]
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #10 – [181 Pages, 30MB] –
Becker, Troy – FBI Release #11 – [66 Pages, 10MB] – Dr. Troy Eugene Becker (1916-2004) was a chemist who learned about a process to recover gold from ore.  But the federal authorities were unhappy that he claimed to be able to recover gold from ore that had no apparent gold in it, and as a result prosecuted him for fraud.  The scientific framework of the time did not allow for chemical transmutation of elements, despite the fact that such chemical transmutation had been studied by scientists throughout the world, with the results published widely in the scientific literature in the 1920s.  This work is discussed in the 2016 book Lost History by Steven B. Krivit, and the remarkable historical research in Part II of the excellent book Adept Alchemy by Robert Nelson, available online here. Becker believed that he was aggregating and recovering so-called atomic particle gold, but it appears that he may have instead stumbled into a transmutation process related to low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) that altered the mix of elements in the ore. Theorist Lewis Larsen has received patents for processes of this sort and has written extensively on the subject. After World War II, a Czechoslovakian geologist, Dr. Walter Lussage (died 1977), who worked at the University of Washington, taught Jack Keller how to capture gold using electrolysis, what he referred to as a selective precipitation process using electromagnetic resonance techniques.  Later there was experimentation with extracting platinum group metals. In turn, Lussage and Keller taught several others about the processes:  chemists Dr. Troy Becker and Dr. T. Miller, and physicist Dr. Janice M. Miller.  Victor Denny commissioned a project to recover microfine gold associated with geological deposits in Washington State.  Also involved with the group was Joseph E. Champion, who has written about this activity in his book 20th Century Alchemy. By the time the federal government brought charges of fraud, Lussage and Keller had died, as had the Millers, and Becker was the only survivor among the researchers.  Becker was unable to explain how they had taken minerals that showed no gold, silver and platinum group metals, and from that mineral extract those elements.  Expert witnesses testified that Becker must have salted the furnace with (added) those metals to the furnace for the purpose of conducting fraud.  But Becker had most likely uncovered a useful form of chemical transmutation.  The court opinion from his case is posted here. The 2016 book Hacking the Atom, by Steven B. Krivit, contains an extensive discussion of aspects of Joseph Champion’s controversial entanglement with Professor John Bockris and Texas A&M University.  Bockris faced tremendous professional criticism from his research into transmutation.
Bohr, Niels – FBI Release #1 – [396 Pages, 19.83MB]
Bohr, Niels – FBI Release #2 – [6 Pages, 1.4MB] – Niels Henrik David Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research. Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and that the electrons revolve in stable orbits around the atomic nucleus but can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. Although the Bohr model has been supplanted by other models, its underlying principles remain valid. He conceived the principle of complementarity: that items could be separately analyzed in terms of contradictory properties, like behaving as a wave or a stream of particles. The notion of complementarity dominated Bohr’s thinking in both science and philosophy.
Bostick, Winston – [63 Pages, 30MB] – Winston H. Bostick (March 5, 1916 – January 19, 1991) was an American physicist who discovered plasmoids, plasma focus, and plasma vortex phenomena. He simulated cosmical astrophysics with laboratory plasma experiments, and showed that Hubble expansion can be produced with repulsive mutual induction between neighboring galaxies acting as homopolar generators. His work on plasmas was claimed to be evidence for finite-sized elementary particles and the composition of strings, but this is not accepted by mainstream science.
Breslow, Lester – [396 Pages, 19.83 MB] – Lester Breslow (March 17, 1915, in Bismarck, ND, USA – April 9, 2012, in Los Angeles) was an American physician who promoted public health. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota, which is also where he received his MD and MPH. Dr. Breslow served in the United States Army during World War II, and when he returned took a position with the California State Department of Public Health. While in medical school he was studying to be a psychiatrist, and as a junior he worked for a summer in the Fergus Falls Minnesota State Hospital for the Insane. His experience there left him discouraged once he realized that in that time, there was not much they could do for those patients except keep them out of harm’s way. When he returned to medical school for his senior year he told a friend on his, also a faculty member, about his feelings and was introduced to a new professor of public health, Gaylord Anderson. Anderson was the one that got Breslow set on a career in epidemiology. Dr. Breslow was considered an exemplary doctor as well as a genuinely good person. In an obituary written by one of his former “protégées” it says, “I was one of Lester’s preventative medicine residents 15 years ago…Having had an opportunity to observe him engage with ‘paupers’ and ‘kings,’ I can attest to his treatment of all with respect and appreciation for their humanity, abilities, and contributions. I can also attest to his refusal to accept anything less than the best, from others (like me!) and particularly, from himself.”

 Brown, Thomas Townsend – [4 Pages, 0.8MB] – Thomas Townsend Brown (March 18, 1905 – October 27, 1985) was an American inventor whose research into odd electrical effects led him to believe he had discovered a connection between strong electric fields and gravity, a type of antigravity effect. For most of his life he attempted to develop devices based on his ideas, trying to promote them for use by industry and the military. He came up with the name “Biefeld–Brown effect” for the phenomenon he had discovered and called the field of study electrogravitics.

According to the FBI, the files relating to Brown are either lost or destroyed or both.

Bush, Vannevar – [ 241 Pages, 78.1 MB ] – Vannevar Bush (March 11, 1890 – June 28, 1974) was an American engineer, inventor and science administrator, whose most important contribution was as head of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) during World War II, through which almost all wartime military R&D was carried out, including initiation and early administration of the Manhattan Project. He is also known in engineering for his work on analog computers, for founding Raytheon, and for the memex, an adjustable microfilm viewer with a structure analogous to that of the World Wide Web.  Bush was also an alleged member of the Majestic-12 (MJ-12) group. Please note: As admitted by the FBI, an entire file on Bush was destroyed. According to the FBI: “One record (161-BS-1452) which may be responsive to your FOIA request was destroyed in April of 1998.”
Cameron, Donald Ewen – [21 Pages, 8.3MB ] – Donald Ewen Cameron (24 December 1901 – 8 September 1967) — known as D. Ewen Cameron or Ewen Cameron — was a Scottish-born psychiatrist who served as President of the American Psychiatric Association (1952–1953), Canadian Psychiatric Association (1958-1959), American Psychopathological Association (1963), Society of Biological Psychiatry (1965) and World Psychiatric Association (1961-1966). In spite of his high professional reputation, he has been criticized for administering electroshock therapy and experimental drugs to patients without their informed consent. Some of this work took place in the context of the Project MKUltra mind control program.
Condon, Edward Uhler [ File #1 (312MB) | File #2 (0.1MB) | File #3 (0.1MB) | File #4 (177MB) ]- [ 1,777 Pages ] – Edward Uhler Condon (March 2, 1902 – March 26, 1974) was a distinguished American nuclear physicist, a pioneer in quantum mechanics, and a participant in the development of radar and nuclear weapons during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project. The Franck–Condon principle and the Slater–Condon rules are named after him.  Condon became widely known in 1968 as principal author of the Condon Report, an official review funded by the United States Air Force that concluded that unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have prosaic explanations. The lunar crater Condon is named for him. Please note: The FBI stated there MAY be additional records pertaining to Condon. I requested the remaining material, and if any exists, will post it when available. Press the “subscribe” button for this page to be notified when it’s updated.
Cortright, Edgar – [15 Pages, 0.6MB] – Edgar Maurice Cortright (July 29, 1923 – May 4, 2014) was a scientist and engineer, and senior official at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States. His most prominent positions during his career were Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center, and Chairman of the Apollo 13 Review Board which investigated the explosion that occurred during the Apollo 13 spaceflight in 1970.
Crary, Albert – [7 Pages, 3.8MB] – Albert Paddock Crary (July 25, 1911 – October 29, 1987), was a pioneer polar geophysicist and glaciologist.  He was the first person to have stepped foot on both the North and South Poles, having made it to the North Pole on May 3, 1952 (with Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict) and then to the South Pole on February 12, 1961, as the leader of a team of eight.  The South Pole expedition set out from McMurdo Station on December 10, 1960, using three Snowcats with trailers. Crary was the seventh expedition leader to arrive at the South Pole by surface transportation (the six others before him were—in sequence—Amundsen, Scott, Hillary, Fuchs, a Russian expedition in 1959/60 from Vostok base, and Antero Havola).  He was widely admired for his intellect, wit, skills and as a great administrator for polar research expeditions.
Craven, John P. – FBI Release #1 – [16 Pages, 1MB]
Craven, John P. – FBI Release #2 – [5 Pages, 1.1MB] – John Piña Craven (October 30, 1924 – February 12, 2015) was an American scientist who was known for his involvement with Bayesian search theory and the recovery of lost objects at sea. He was Chief Scientist of the Special Projects Office of the United States Navy.
Davidson, Leon – FBI Cross References – [13 Pages, 4MB] – Leon Davidson (October 18, 1922 – January 1, 2007) was a chemical engineer and scientist, one of the team that developed the atomic bomb.
Eaton, Suzanne – FBI Release #1 – [20 Pages, 5.5MB] – Suzanne Eaton (December 23, 1959 – July 2, 2019) was an American scientist and professor of molecular biology at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.
Einstein, Albert – [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9| File #10 | File #11 | File #12 | File #13 | File #14 ] – An investigation was conducted by the FBI regarding the famous physicist because of his affiliation with the Communist Party. Einstein was a member, sponsor, or affiliated with thirty-four communist fronts between 1937-1954. He also served as honorary chairman for three communist organizations.
Erdos, Paul FBI Release #1 – [233 Pages, 13.2 MB]
Erdos, Paul FBI Release #2 – [39 Pages, 15.3 MB]
Erdos, Paul DOD Release #1 – [7 Pages, 1.5 MB] Paul Erdős (26 March 1913 – 20 September 1996) was a Hungarian mathematician. He was one of the most prolific mathematicians of the 20th century, but also known for his social practice of mathematics (more than 500 collaborators) and eccentric lifestyle (Time magazine called him The Oddball’s Oddball). Erdős pursued problems in combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, classical analysis, approximation theory, set theory, and probability theory. According to the FBI in release #2 – files were destroyed on Paul Erdos. The State Department withheld 12 pages related to Erdos, claiming all were regarding VISA papers, and exempt from disclosure.
Estabrooks, George Hoben – FBI Release #1 – [498 Pages, 278.7MB]
Estabrooks, George Hoben – FBI Release #2 – [40 Pages, 19.1MB] – George Hoben Estabrooks (December 16, 1895 – December 30, 1973) was a Canadian-American psychologist who would die in the County of Madison, New York which was the home county for Colgate University. George Estabrooks was a Harvard University graduate, a Rhodes Scholar, chairman of the Department of Psychology at Colgate University and an authority on hypnosis during World War II. He is known for hypnoprogramming U.S. government agents during World War II.
Everett, Hugh – [26 Pages, 13.3MB] – Hugh Everett III (November 11, 1930 – July 19, 1982) was an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics, which he termed his “relative state” formulation. In contrast to the then-dominant Copenhagen interpretation, the MWI posits that the Schrödinger equation never collapses and that all possibilities of a quantum superposition are objectively real.
Ewing, Dr. Maurice – [15 Pages, 5.4MB] – William Maurice “Doc” Ewing (May 12, 1906 – May 4, 1974) was an American geophysicist and oceanographer.  Ewing has been described as a pioneering geophysicist who worked on the research of seismic reflection and refraction in ocean basins, ocean bottom photography, submarine sound transmission (including the SOFAR channel), deep sea coring of the ocean bottom, theory and observation of earthquake surface waves, fluidity of the Earth’s core, generation and propagation of microseisms, submarine explosion seismology, marine gravity surveys, bathymetry and sedimentation, natural radioactivity of ocean waters and sediments, study of abyssal plains and submarine canyons.  (Note: By letter dated 16 March 2018 from the FBI, it was revealed that any additional documentation on Dr. Ewing was destroyed on 12/23/2004.)

 Fermi, Enrico – [4 Pages, 1.7MB] – Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian physicist, who created the world’s first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1. He has been called the “architect of the nuclear age” and the “architect of the atomic bomb”.   He was one of the few physicists to excel both theoretically and experimentally. Fermi held several patents related to the use of nuclear power, and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and the discovery of transuranic elements. He made significant contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics.

Fermi does have an FBI File, in which I received confirmation that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) declassified the majority of it – but I am unable to pay the fees for copies. If you are interested in sponsoring the file, CONTACT ME.

Fishbein, Dr. Morris – FBI Release #1 – [104 Pages, 6.9MB]
Fishbein, Dr. Morris – FBI Release #2 – [5 Pages, 3.6MB] – Morris Fishbein M.D. (July 22, 1889 – September 27, 1976) was a physician who became the editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) from 1924 to 1950. In 1961 he became the founding Editor of Medical World News, a magazine for doctors. In 1970 he endowed the Morris Fishbein Center. He was also notable for exposing quacks, notably the goat-gland surgeon John R. Brinkley, and campaigning for regulation of medical devices.
Garfield, Eugene – [286 Pages, 16MB] – Eugene Eli Garfield (September 16, 1925 – February 26, 2017) was an American linguist and businessman, one of the founders of bibliometrics and scientometrics. He helped to create Current Contents, Science Citation Index (SCI), Journal Citation Reports, and Index Chemicus, among others, and founded the magazine The Scientist.
Glushkov, Victor – FBI Release #1 – [114 Pages, 54MB]
Glushkov, Victor – FBI Release #2 – [6 Pages, 1.8MB] – Victor Glushkov, born on August 24, 1923, in Rostov-on-Don, Soviet Union, was a pioneering computer scientist and mathematician known for his significant contributions to cybernetics and computer science in the Soviet Union. Glushkov’s work was groundbreaking in the field of theoretical computer science, and he is particularly renowned for his efforts in automata theory and the development of early Soviet computers. He envisioned a network of computers to manage the Soviet economy, a concept that predated the Internet, reflecting his forward-thinking approach to information technology. As the founder and director of the Institute of Cybernetics in Kyiv, Glushkov played a key role in the development of Soviet computing technology and contributed to the establishment of cybernetics as a scientific discipline. His legacy is marked by his influential theories and practical advancements in computer science, which have had a lasting impact on the field globally. Victor Glushkov passed away on January 30, 1982, leaving behind a profound legacy in the world of computing and cybernetics.
Gofman, John – [80 Pages, 4.6MB] – John William Gofman (September 21, 1918 – August 15, 2007) was an American scientist and advocate. He was Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California at Berkeley.
Goldwasser, Ned – FBI Release – [219 Pages, 41.3MB]
Goldwasser, Ned – DOE Release – [10 Pages, 2.5MB] – Ned Goldwasser (born Edwin L. Goldwasser, March 9, 1919 — December 14, 2016) was an American physicist and Co-Founder of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the field of particle physics. He was a Professor of Physics Emeritus and former Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, as well as the first Deputy Director of Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory. His interests were photons, cosmic rays, charged particles and elementary particles. He was Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Physical Society.
Grove, Andrew S. – [142 Pages, 54MB] – Andrew Stephen “Andy” Grove (born András István Gróf, Hungarian: Gróf András István; 2 September 1936 – 21 March 2016) was a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, author and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States where he finished his education. He was one of the founders and the CEO of Intel Corporation, helping transform the company into the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors.
Haefner, Richard Charles– [71 Pages, 4MB] – Dr. Richard Charles Haefner was a talented but deeply troubled geologist, remembered as much for his contributions to geology and petrology as for his violent and unpredictable nature. After earning a BS from Franklin and Marshall College in 1965, an MS in 1969, and a PhD in 1972 from Penn State University, Haefner was appointed head of the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History and a prestigious teaching position at USC in 1975. However, his career was derailed that same year by allegations of pedophilia and child molestation, leading to his arrest and disgrace. Despite a hung jury and expunged trial records, these allegations continued to haunt him, preventing him from securing any professional positions thereafter. The controversy surrounding Haefner was chronicled in the 2018 book “Justice Perverted: The Molestation Mistrial of Richard Charles Haefner.” Additionally, he has been implicated as the probable killer of Betsy Ruth Aardsma, a former girlfriend. Haefner died in 2002 from a congenital heart defect, with his final resting place and the whereabouts of his ashes remaining uncertain.
Heimlich, Henry – [10 Pages, 2.5MB] – Henry Judah Heimlich (February 3, 1920 – December 17, 2016) was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher. He is widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking, described in Emergency Medicine in 1974. He also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients and the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, or “flutter valve,” which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.
Hiskey, Clarence Francis – FBI Release #1 – [1,221 Pages, 731MB] Note: LARGE File Download
Hiskey, Clarence Francis
– FBI Release #2 – [16 Pages, 1.5MB] – Clarence Francis Hiskey was a renowned American chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project, the research program that led to the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II. His work focused on the separation and analysis of Uranium isotopes, a key element in the production of the bomb. Despite his contributions to the project, Hiskey’s political ideologies led to suspicion; he was accused of being a communist in the late 1940s during the Red Scare. Hiskey moved to Canada and became a key figure in the development of Canada’s nuclear energy program, his career marked by his profound impact on nuclear science and the ensuing political complications.
Khalifa, Rashad – FBI Release #1 – [23 Pages, 11.9MB]
Khalifa, Rashad – FBI Release #2 – [293 Pages, 136MB]
Khalifa, Rashad – FBI Release #3 – [344 Pages, 155MB]
Khalifa, Rashad – FBI Release #4 – [25 Pages, 1.5MB] – Rashad Khalifa (1935–1990) was an Egyptian-American biochemist renowned for his controversial work in the realm of religious studies rather than his contributions to biochemistry. Born in Egypt, Khalifa moved to the United States in the 1950s, where he earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry. However, he gained international attention for his assertion that the Quran contained a mathematical code based on the number 19, a claim that led him to reject certain verses of the scripture. Establishing a religious community in Tucson, Arizona, that followed his teachings, he proclaimed himself as a messenger of God, a claim that generated significant backlash from mainstream Islamic scholars and communities. His controversial stance made him a polarizing figure, culminating in his assassination in 1990, believed to have been motivated by his religious teachings.
Kohn, Walter – [175 Pages, 75.6MB] – Walter Kohn (March 9, 1923 – April 19, 2016) was an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist and theoretical chemist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials. In particular, Kohn played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which made it possible to calculate quantum mechanical electronic structure by equations involving the electronic density (rather than the many-body wavefunction). This computational simplification led to more accurate calculations on complex systems as well as many new insights, and it has become an essential tool for materials science, condensed-phase physics, and the chemical physics of atoms and molecules.
Leary, Timothy – FBI Release #1 – [78 Pages, 44.0MB]
Leary, Timothy – FBI Release #2 – [234 Pages, 109MB]
Leary, Timothy – NARA Releases – [84 Pages, 7.2MB] – Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under controlled conditions. Leary conducted experiments under the Harvard Psilocybin Project during American legality of LSD and psilocybin, resulting in the Concord Prison Experiment and the Marsh Chapel Experiment. Leary’s colleague, Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), was fired from Harvard University on May 27, 1963 for giving psilocybin to an undergraduate student. Leary was planning to leave Harvard when his teaching contract expired in June, the following month. He was fired, for “failure to keep classroom appointments”, with his pay docked on April 30.
Lilly, John Cunningham – [26 Pages, 8.0 MB ] – John Cunningham Lilly (January 6, 1915 – September 30, 2001) was an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer and inventor. He was a researcher of the nature of consciousness using mainly isolation tanks, dolphin communication, and psychedelic drugs, sometimes in combination.
Mallove, Eugene – FBI Release #1 – [18 Pages, 7.5MB ]
Mallove, Eugene – FBI Release #2 – [208 Pages, 20MB ] – Eugene Franklin Mallove (June 9, 1947 – May 14, 2004) was an American scientist, science writer, editor, and publisher of Infinite Energy magazine, and founder of the nonprofit organization New Energy Foundation. He was a proponent of cold fusion, and a supporter of its research and related exploratory alternative energy topics, several of which are sometimes characterised as “fringe science”.
Mead, Margaret – [238 Pages, 115.9MB] – Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at Barnard College in New York City and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. Mead was a respected and often controversial academic who popularized the insights of anthropology in modern American and Western culture.  Her reports detailing the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures influenced the 1960s sexual revolution. She was a proponent of broadening sexual mores within a context of traditional Western religious life.
Millikan, Robert – [6 Pages, 0.8 MB] – Robert Andrews Millikan (March 22, 1868 – December 19, 1953) was an American experimental physicist honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 for the measurement of the elementary electronic charge and for his work on the photoelectric effect. Millikan graduated from Oberlin College in 1891 and obtained his doctorate at Columbia University in 1895. In 1896 he became an assistant at the University of Chicago, where he became a full professor in 1910. In 1909 Millikan began a series of experiments to determine the electric charge carried by a single electron. He began by measuring the course of charged water droplets in an electric field. The results suggested that the charge on the droplets is a multiple of the elementary electric charge, but the experiment was not accurate enough to be convincing. He obtained more precise results in 1910 with his famous oil-drop experiment in which he replaced water (which tended to evaporate too quickly) with oil.  In 1914 Millikan took up with similar skill the experimental verification of the equation introduced by Albert Einstein in 1905 to describe the photoelectric effect. He used this same research to obtain an accurate value of Planck’s constant. In 1921 Millikan left the University of Chicago to become director of the Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. There he undertook a major study of the radiation that the physicist Victor Hess had detected coming from outer space. Millikan proved that this radiation is indeed of extraterrestrial origin, and he named it “cosmic rays.” As chairman of the Executive Council of Caltech (the school’s governing body at the time) from 1921 until his retirement in 1945, Millikan helped to turn the school into one of the leading research institutions in the United States. He also served on the board of trustees for Science Service, now known as Society for Science & the Public, from 1921 to 1953.
Moon, Robert James – Cross References – [40 Pages, 27.9MB] – Robert James Moon (February 14, 1911 – November 1, 1989) was an American physicist, chemist and engineer. An important figure in 20th century nuclear science, he was involved in America’s wartime Manhattan Project. He pioneered work on the fundamental structure of the atomic nucleus based on platonic solids.
Murray, Bruce [151 Pages, 6.65MB] – Bruce Churchill Murray (November 30, 1931 – August 29, 2013) was an American planetary scientist. He was a director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and co-founder of The Planetary Society.
Murray, Henry [14 Pages, 5.9MB] – Henry Alexander Murray (May 13, 1893 – June 23, 1988) was an American psychologist at Harvard University. He was Director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic in the School of Arts and Sciences after 1930. Murray developed a theory of personality called personology, based on “need” and “press”. Murray was also a co-developer, with Christiana Morgan, of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), which he referred to as “the second best-seller that Harvard ever published, second only to the Harvard Handbook of Music.”
Ochsner Sr., Dr. Alton – [ 31 Pages, 20.81MB ] File #2 – [ 55 Pages, 4.31 MB ] File #3 – [ 4 Pages, 0.2 MB ] – Alton Ochsner, Sr. (May 4, 1896 – September 24, 1981), was a surgeon and medical researcher who worked at Tulane University and other New Orleans hospitals before he established his own world-renowned The Ochsner Clinic, now known as Ochsner Foundation Hospital. Among its many services are heart transplants.
Olson, Dr. Frank – [10 Pages, 2.9MB] – Frank Rudolph Olson (July 17, 1910 – November 28, 1953) was an American bacteriologist, biological warfare scientist, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who worked at Camp Detrick (now Fort Detrick) in Maryland. In rural Maryland, he was covertly dosed with LSD by his CIA supervisor and, nine days later, plunged to his death from the window of a New York City hotel room. Some — including the U.S. government — term his death a suicide, while others allege murder.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert – [ 1,251 Pages, 75.31MB ] – Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is among the persons who are often called the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico; Oppenheimer remarked later that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Parsons, John aka Parsons, Marvel Whiteside – [174 Pages, 87.7MB] – John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons; October 2, 1914 – June 17, 1952), better known as Jack Parsons, was an American rocket engineer and rocket propulsion researcher, chemist, and Thelemite occultist. Associated with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Parsons was one of the principal founders of both the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Aerojet Engineering Corporation. He invented the first rocket engine using a castable, composite rocket propellant, and pioneered the advancement of both liquid-fuel and solid-fuel rockets.
Reich, Wilhelm – [5 Pages, 0.8MB] – Wilhelm Reich (24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst. Author of several influential books – most notably Character Analysis (1933), The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933) and The Sexual Revolution (1936) – Reich became known as one of the most radical practitioners of psychiatry. His file is very small, and consists of an autopsy analysis request after his death, after it was feared he was poisoned.
Reik, Theodor – Cross References – [12 Pages, 5MB] – Theodor Reik (12 May 1888, Vienna, Austria – 31 December 1969, New York) was a psychoanalyst who trained as one of Freud’s first students in Vienna, Austria, and was a pioneer of lay analysis in the United States.

 Robertson, Howard P. – [180 Pages, 7.5MB] – Howard Percy “Bob” Robertson (January 27, 1903 – August 26, 1961) was an American mathematician and physicist known for contributions related to physical cosmology and the uncertainty principle. He was Professor of Mathematical Physics at the California Institute of Technology and Princeton University.

Note: It was discovered that additional records to Robertson were destroyed. On top of that, additional records are located at the National Archives, which I will post when the FOIA request comes in.

Rubin, Vera – [103 Pages, 51MB] – Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (July 23, 1928 – December 25, 2016) was an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates.  She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. This phenomenon became known as the galaxy rotation problem, and was evidence of the existence of dark matter. Although initially met with skepticism, Rubin’s results were confirmed over subsequent decades. Her legacy was described by The New York Times as “ushering in a Copernican-scale change” in cosmological theory.
Sagan, Carl – [39 Pages, 5MB] – Dr. Carl Sagan on November 15, 1983, received a letter addressed to him at the Space Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. The letter spun stories of possible terrorist happenings. The communiqué was signed “M. Springfield.” A pretext call was made to M. Springfield who was located in the telephone directory. The call revealed that M. Springfield died in 1972, and his widow now resides at the address. She had no knowledge of the letter sent to Dr. Sagan.
Schwarz, Fred – [757 Pages, 53.4MB ] – Doctor Frederick Charles Schwarz (15 January 1913 – 24 January 2009) was an Australian physician and political activist who founded the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade (CACC). He made a number of speaking tours in the USA in the 1950s, and in 1960 moved his base of operations to California.  He was the author of the international bestseller, You Can Trust The Communists (to be Communists) (Prentice Hall, 1960). Dr Schwarz worked with his wife, Lillian Schwarz, from abroad and, in his later years, at their home in Camden, near Sydney, in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Seaborg, Glenn – [432 Pages, 258MB] – Glenn Theodore Seaborg (April 19, 1912 – February 25, 1999) was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis, discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His work in this area also led to his development of the actinide concept and the arrangement of the actinide series in the periodic table of the elements.  Note: By letter dated June 12, 2018, the FBI stated that additional records that were possibly on Glenn Seaborg were destroyed.  This now represents the complete file held on Seaborg by the FBI.
Shapiro, Zalman – [33 Pages, 4MB] – Zalman Shapiro (1920-2016) was an American chemist and inventor known for his significant contributions to the development of nuclear technology. Born in Canton, Ohio, he earned a doctorate in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. Shapiro is best remembered for his pioneering work at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he played a crucial role in the development of the nuclear fuel for the world’s first commercial nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus. Additionally, he held numerous patents and founded Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), which specialized in the production of nuclear materials. Shapiro’s work not only advanced nuclear engineering but also left a lasting impact on the field of energy and national defense.
Shockley, William Bradford – [96 Pages, 51.4MB ] – William Bradford Shockley Jr. (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. The three scientists invented the point-contact transistor in 1947 and were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Shockley’s attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California’s “Silicon Valley” becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation. In his later life, Shockley was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University and became a proponent of eugenics.
Singer, Margaret – FBI Release #1- [98 Pages, 47.1MB]
Singer, Margaret – Executive Office for United States Attorneys Release #1- [5 Pages, 1MB]Margaret Thaler Singer (July 29, 1921 – November 23, 2003) was a clinical psychologist and researcher with her colleague Lyman Wynne of family communication.  She was a prominent figure in the study of undue influence in social and religious contexts. Singer’s main areas of research included schizophrenia, family therapy, brainwashing and coercive persuasion. In the 1960s she began to study the nature of social and religious group influence and mind control, and sat as a board member of the American Family Foundation and as an advisory board member of the Cult Awareness Network. She was the co-author of the book Cults in Our Midst.
Smith, Phillip Meek (Release #1) – [ 29 Pages, 27.9MB ]
Smith, Phillip Meek (Release #2) – [ 9 Pages, 0.9MB ] – Dr. Smith was Director of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering from 1981 to mid-1994. Previously, he was an Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for Natural Resources, Energy and Science from 1975 to 1981 and branch chief for science at the Office of Management and Budget from 1972 to 1973. Earlier he directed large-scale international research programs in the geophysical sciences at the National Science Foundation. In the 1950s, Smith conducted research in Antarctica and explored then uncharted regions of the continent.
Spock, Benjamin – [513 Pages, 35MB] – Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician and liberal political activist whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-selling books of the twentieth century, selling 500,000 copies in the six months after its initial publication in 1946 and 50 million by the time of Spock’s death in 1998. The book’s premise to mothers was that they “know more than you think you do.” Spock’s parenting advice and recommendations revolutionized parental upbringing in the United States, and he is considered to be amongst the most famous and influential Americans of the 20th century.
Teller, Edward (FBI Release #1) – [63 Pages, 11.57MB]
Teller, Edward (FBI Release #2) – [84 Pages, 42.3MB] – This release was received in November of 2016. It comprised of the remaining material from the following agencies: USCIS, CIA, AFOSI, DOS and DOE.
Teller, Edward (CIA Release) – [8 Pages, 0.7MB] – This was some material forwarded to the CIA from the FBI for declassification. It was released in September of 2015.
Teller, Edward (AFOSI Release) – [4 Pages, 0.6MB] Edward Teller (January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who, although he claimed he did not care for the title, is known as “the father of the hydrogen bomb”.  When I first requested Teller’s file, I was told it would be more than 3,500 pages, and incur fees of more than $100. After a few months, I received part of his file, and then more pages were forwarded to multiple agencies.  I am a bit confused how this FOIA request turned out, but as I receive the pages, I will add them accordingly.
Tesla, Nikola – FBI Release #1 – [290 Pages, 53.52MB]
Tesla, Nikola – FBI Release #2 – [354 Pages, 24.5MB] – September 2016 Release – I had previously received a stack of Tesla files, as archived below. This release, with the impression it was a “new” release, is largely duplicate with what I had received previously (link below). However, there are approximately 65+ pages of ‘new’ material at least. I did not go line by line and page by page – however, I will continue to archive both releases here for research.
Tesla, Nikola – FBI Release #3 – [68 Pages, 39.8MB] – April 2018 Release – Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.  Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla as a consultant to help develop a power system using alternating current. Tesla is also known for his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs which included patented devices and theoretical work used in the invention of radio communication, for his X-ray experiments, and for his ill-fated attempt at intercontinental wireless transmission in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.
Trump, John G. – [16 Pages, 2.2MB] – John George Trump (August 21, 1907 – February 21, 1985) was an American electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist. He was a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s National Medal of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Trump was noted for developing rotational radiation therapy. Together with Robert J. Van de Graaff, he developed one of the first million-volt X-ray generators. He was also the uncle of President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump.  These documents consist of the entire FOIA case file, and processing notes, to the request I did wherein it was told to me files relating to John G. Trump were destroyed.
von Braun, Wernher – [331 Pages, 36.1MB] – Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German, later American, aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany and the Saturn V for the United States. He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany, where he was a member of the Nazi Party and the SS. Following World War II, he was moved to the United States, along with about 1,500 other scientists, engineers, and technicians, as part of Operation Paperclip, where he developed the rockets that launched the United States’ first space satellite Explorer 1, and the Apollo program manned lunar landings. In his twenties and early thirties, von Braun worked in Germany’s rocket development program, where he helped design and develop the V-2 rocket at Peenemünde during World War II. Following the war, von Braun worked for the United States Army on an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) program before his group was assimilated into NASA. Under NASA, he served as director of the newly formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon. In 1975, he received the National Medal of Science. He continued insisting on the human mission to Mars throughout his life.
von Neumann, John – [110 Pages, 7MB] – John von Neumann (December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath. Von Neumann was generally regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time and said to be “the last representative of the great mathematicians”; he integrated pure and applied sciences.
Wheeler, John Archibald – [331 Pages, 96.3MB] – John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008) was an American theoretical physicist. He was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission. Together with Gregory Breit, Wheeler developed the concept of Breit–Wheeler process. He is best known for linking the term “black hole” to objects with gravitational collapse already predicted early in the 20th century, for coining the terms “quantum foam”, “neutron moderator”, “wormhole” and “it from bit”, and for hypothesizing the “one-electron universe”.


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