Martin Luther King, Jr., FBI File
Title: Martin Luther King, Jr., FBI File
Location: Jerome Library; film E 185.97 .K5 M267 1984a
Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards: Microfilm; 16 reels
Publisher: University Publications of America
Content Description: 17,000 pages of materials about Martin Luther King, Jr. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted surveillance of Rev. King from 1958 until his death. Documents have been censored and many pages include blacked-out sections. Due to a court order any information about or from FBI wiretaps have been removed and will not be released until 2027. Because of the surveillance, this file constitutes an extensive record of Rev. King's day-to-day activities.
Part 1 of this file is available full text on the FBI's web site at: http://foia.fbi.gov/mlkjrrep.htm
Arrangement: Reels 1-15 are arranged chronologically. Reel 16 is a chronological collection of newspaper clippings about Dr. King from 1958 to 1977.
Index/Bibliography: The Martin Luther King, Jr., FBI File, edited by David J. Garrow; guide compiled by Robert Lester. (REF E 185.97 .K5 M267 1984a guide). This guide consists primarily of a rough contents list of the 16 reels.
Subject Categories: History; Multicultural Studies
Keywords: martin luther king jr, civil rights, fbi, federal bureau of investigation
Time Period: 20th century