U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
|For Immediate Release||Washington, D.C.|
|August 31, 1999||FBI National Press Office|
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
announced today that it has added the following new subject matters
to the Gangster Era, Famous Persons, and Historical
Interest categories of its Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room:
Pretty Boy Floyd and
Kansas City Massacre (Summary) 16 pages
Charles Arthur Floyd, alias "Pretty Boy", participated in the Kansas City Massacre in 1933 when four law enforcement officers, including one FBI Special Agent, were killed. Floyd was killed in 1934 by FBI Agents and local police officers while resisting arrest.
W.E.B. DuBois 927 pages
William E.B. DuBois, former Director of Publications of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People, was of interest to the FBI due to his affiliation with communist front groups.
William J. Donovan 747 pages
Background investigation of Major General William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan, Medal of Honor recipient and former Director of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Robert F. Kennedy 1263 pages
Background investigation of Robert F. Kennedy conducted in 1951 in connection with his employment as an attorney with the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. He was appointed Attorney General in 1961 and served as a United States Senator 1965-68.
Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam 258 pages
Excerpts from the file regarding this pacifist organization which participated in many anti-war, anti-draft activities during the Vietnam War era of the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Robert F. Kennedy Assassination (Summary) 138 pages
Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968, in Los Angeles, California, after winning the California primary for the upcoming Presidential election. Sirhan Sirhan is serving a life sentence for the commission of the crime.