FBI records [electronic resource] : the vault
- [Washington, DC?] : Federal Bureau of Investigation, [2010?-]
- Physical description
- Web site.
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- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- This web site serves as an online "vault" to thousands of declassified FBI documents and spans many decades. Visitors can search or browse the collection to find digital copies of scanned FBI files including memos, reports and other materials. Some information is still blacked out to protect identities or sensitive information, but you will still find many documents related to civil rights, gangsters, popular culture and violent crime. The scanned resources can reveal handwritten and other documents issued internally by the FBI during the bygone days of the typewriter. In addition to well-known and lesser-known criminals, you will find dossiers on Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, George Steinbrenner and even the pop group the Monkees. Users need to be aware that these records are incomplete and that material tends to be subjective.
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- Title from home page (viewed on June 18, 2012).
- "The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 6,700 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Included here are many new files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished; files from our previous electronic reading room, and new, previously unreleased files" (June 18, 2012).
- "Please note: the content of the files in the Vault encompasses all time periods of Bureau history and do not always reflect the current views, policies, and priorities of the FBI."
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.