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Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) preserves the important
history of the United States Air Force and its predecessors. Now you
can search an on-line database of 550,000 historical records in the
AFHRA holdings representing 70 million pages of interest to
historians, researchers, Air Force buffs, really anyone and
AIR FORCE HISTORY INDEX.ORG a look!
Wouldn't you like to know what Joe or
Jane Six-Pack has to say about your favorite (or least favorite!) TV
show? The FCC receives lots of comments about popular shows,
some insightful, some hilarious, some horrifying.
Some of these
complaints have been among the
most popular items right here on governmentattic.org. Intrigued?
Maybe just a little bit? An easy to use fill-in form here helps you
create requests that will get these FCC letters on your favorite
Did your Grandpa Joe run a gambling ring?
Did Aunt Mary ever lead an antiwar protest? Did Cousin Gary
smuggle booze during prohibition? Was Great-Uncle Fred a communist
organizer? Find out now by ordering a copy of their FBI files
and learn a bit more about your family history. An easy to use
fill-in form helps you create FOIA request letters.
Get Grandpa’s FBI File
Do you have an FBI file? You
might! Many people do. GetMyFBIFile.com helps you generate the
letters you need to send to the FBI to get a copy of your own FBI
file and your files from other "three-letter agencies" (CIA, NSA,
DIA, ...) too.
talk on FOIA presented at the Next HOPE Conference, New York City, July 2010:
Rummaging in the Government's Attic: Lessons Learned from More Than
1,000 Freedom of Information Act Requests,
Slides from presentation:
PDF file, PDF 2.7 MB
Video file of Presentation: MP4, 715 MB
To view video without
difficulties, we strongly suggest you download the file by Right
Click Save rather than just clicking the link.
Audio file of presentation: MP3, 23.4 MB
to thousands of publicly accessible FBI files - historic, notable,
high-profile, or otherwise interesting cases (and their file
numbers) - with complete details for obtaining these files...
Secret No More
American University Washington College of Law -
Collaboration on Government Secrecy
"non-partisan educational project devoted to openness in government,
freedom of information, government transparency, and the study of
"government secrecy" in the United States and internationally.
01-July-2008 - Great News! After an extended hiatus, Russ
Kick's The Memory Hole web site is back and ready to post
more documents, usually of a sensitive, governmental nature.
Click here for an Introductory page, with a greatest hits recap...
And, of course, the homepage is here:
The National Security Archive
FOIA Resources Page
Chuck Hansen's uscoldwar.com is about the SWORDS OF ARMAGEDDON
History of the US Development of Nuclear Weapons - the first and
only comprehensive illustrated history of the post-World War II
design, development, and testing of U.S. nuclear weaponry available
to the public -
A very useful guidebook on FOIA:
Litigation: Under the Federal Open Government
Laws, edited by Harry Hammitt
And the page
which lists the above report:
Access Reports Freedom of Information, Access Reports Publications
The Department of Justice Guide to the
Freedom of Information Act (2009 Edition)
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