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Dear Mr. Alcorn,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
JFK assassination records that have been recently released can be accessed here. You can access individual files by browsing the web page and selecting the link in the "Doc Date" column. You also may download the Excel spreadsheet that includes links to all of the files. If you need copies of all PDF and WAV files, you may request a compressed bulk download by emailing email@example.com with “JFK Bulk Download” in the subject line.
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Thank you for responding. My question is whether there will be additional releases of postponed JFK records before 2021. There are still some 15,800 records with postponed content that are said to be undergoing review for release with an outside date of 2021. Researchers would much appreciate interim releases as this work proceeds.
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Dear Mr. Alcorn,
Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!
As stated in an earlier response on History Hub, the documents released on April 26, 2018 represent the final release of documents in accordance with the President’s direction on October 26, 2017. All documents subject to Section 5 of the JFK Act (see Appendix C of the Assassination Records Review Board Final Report, https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/review-board/report/appendix-c.pdf) have been released in full or in part. No documents subject to Section 5 of the JFK Act remain withheld in full. The President has determined that all information that remains withheld under Section 5 must be reviewed again before October 26, 2021 to determine whether continued withholding from disclosure is necessary.
That means that there are records that remain withheld in part (either via withdrawn pages or redacted pages) and those records will be re-evaluated by October 26, 2021 to see if they should remain withheld in part or released in full. As with previous releases, it will be posted on the NARA web site.
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