History Matters Site Guide


Related Sites

The following sites are noted resources for materials on the JFK assassination, the Kennedy Presidency, or related historical context.

www.maryferrell.org. The Mary Ferrell Foundation (MFF) contains the largest electronic archive of JFK assassination documents, most of them donated by the AARC and History Matters, along with many other resources. History Matters founder Rex Bradford is senior analyst and archivist of the MFF.

www.aarclibrary.org. The Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC) was founded in 1984 by Bernard (Bud) Fensterwald Jr. and Jim Lesar, to provide a permanent organization which would acquire, preserve and disseminate information on political assassinations. It is the largest archive of its kind in the world. History Matters is the developer of the AARC website, conceived to bring the AARC's vast physical holdings into the electronic realm. History Matters founder Rex Bradford is Vice-President of the AARC.

www.jfklancer.com. JFK Lancer Productions and Publications has a large-scale website on the Kennedy assassination, with many articles, documents, and a full product catalog. JFK Lancer sponsors a "November in Dallas" annual conference on the assassination.

www.ctka.net. Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination contains a very good collection of essays about the assassinations of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. While CTKA's Probe magazine is no longer being printed, the site contains both archived and new articles from this great resource.

www.archives.gov/research/jfk. The National Archives and Records Administration is the primary repository for documents released under the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, as well as pre-Act holdings such as the Warren Commission files and physical evidence in the case. These materials are held in the Archives II facility in College Park, Maryland. Some of the materials on this website were photocopied at that facility and later scanned into electronic form. The link given here is to the JFK Assassination portion of NARA's website, which features the ability to search document record summaries (but not search or view documents themselves online).

http://hometown.aol.com/jfkhurrah/index.html. The Last Hurrah Bookshop has a vast collection of used books and other materials on the JFK assassination, other political assassinations, other conspiracies, and the Kennedy family. Proprietor Andy Winiarczyk also sets up shop at the annual conferences.

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm. John McAdam's Kennedy Assassination website is the most sophisticated and comprehensive "anti-conspiracy" website devoted to the JFK assassination, noting on its home page: "This web site is dedicated to debunking the mass of misinformation and disinformation surrounding the murder of JFK." While agreeing that not all allegations of conspiracy are true, History Matters is hardly in agreement with the thrust and conclusions of the McAdams site. But interested readers should see all sides of the debate, and take great care before buying into anything they read on this topic.

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/. The National Security Archive, based at George Washington University, is an archive of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The National Security Archive is a physical archive and also runs a major website containing articles and scanned documents on a variety of topics. These topics include: the Iran/Contra scandal, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs invasion, U.S. policy in Afghanistan, the Philippines, and many other countries, and various other Cold War topics.