Subjects Matter: FBI Files
For every $50 raised, we’ll write up a file we already have, as well as request one we don’t have yet. If there’s a write-up or request you really want us to see, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backed by Phil Mocek, Chris Meller, Linda Tolbert, Courtney Selby, and 16 others.
- Phil Mocek
- Chris Meller
- Linda Tolbert
- Courtney Selby
- Patrick Mannion
- Samuel Lichtenstein
- Erik Hoover
- James E Hall
- 12 anonymous backers
$2,160.00 raised out of $5,000.00.
Academics / Activists / Artists / Business Figures / Comedians / Criminals / Events Groups / FBI Programs / Film and Television / Government Officials / Journalists / Miscellaneous / Musicians / Politicians / Religious Figures / Scientists / Sports Figures / Writers
Burt Shavitz (Founder of Burt’s Bees)
Winter Hill Gang (Notorious Boston-based criminal organization)
Film and Television
Efram Zimbalist (Star of ABC’s The FBI)
William F. Buckley (CIA Station Chief in Lebanon)
Roscoe Hillenkoetter (First CIA Director)
C. Everett Koop (Flamboyant Surgeon General during the Reagan Presidency)
Irving Adler (Serviceman who shared name with prominent activist)
Stig Bergling (Swedish Soviet Spy)
Vincent Bugliosi (Attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson)
Fred Lee Crisman (Figure at the center of many 20th century conspiracies)
Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton (Philanthropist and “prolific instigator”)
John Hinckley Sr. (Father of Reagan shooter)
Edward Lee Howard (CIA defector)
Loyd Jowers (Found culpable for Martin Luther King Jr. assassination)
Fritz Kuhn (Leader of the German-American Bund)
Jordan MacTaggart (American anarchist who died fighting ISIS in Syria)
Yuri Nosenko (Soviet Defector)
Barney Rosset (Avant-garde book publisher)
Andrew Carter Thornton II (Cocaine cowboy)
Samuel Dickstein (Alleged Soviet spy)
Vo Nguyen Giap (General known as the “Red Napoleon” of Vietnam)
Bess Myerson (First Jewish Miss America and New York commissioner)
When we first requested the 132,000 page Federal Bureau of Investigation file for activist Frank Wilkinson, the FBI first claimed they couldn’t find it, then directed us to the National Archives and Records Administration. But when NARA tracked down the file, it turned out to be empty. So where is it?
In April 1950, the US federal government raided the offices of Scientific American Magazine to destroy every printed issue, burning three thousand copies. The reason? The banned magazine contained an article, titled “The Hydrogen Bomb: II” written by Professor Hans Bethe, one of the country’s most prominent nuclear scientists, which had been deemed a threat to national security.
The occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building by the American Indian Movement resulted in lost and damaged property, and a number of documents being stolen from the building. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated some of these thefts, including an alleged plot by journalists Jack Anderson and Les Whitten to pay for these records. The FBI file on the affair describes how a retired Justice Department senior official contacted the Bureau’s current staff to vouch for Whitten, referencing his history of cooperating with the FBI as a confidential informant.