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Papers of the Committee to Investigate Assassinations

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GTM-711101

Scope and Contents

Records of the Committee to Investigate Assassinations (CTIA), an unofficial, private organization founded in 1968 to investigate facts surrounding American political assassinations, most specifically those of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy. The papers, consisting of clippings, manuscripts, and sundry publications, relate to the Committee’s work in producing "American Political Assassinations: Bibliography of Works Published, 1963-1970".

According to Bernard Fensterwald, Jr., a Washington lawyer and executive director of the nonprofit educational organization, the committee consider[ed] the official reports on the assassinations to be inadequate. Fensterwald said the committee [was] trying "to set the record straight and see that all records are made public now."

Although active well into the 1970's, the work of the CTIA appears to have culminated in a two day conference held at Georgetown University in November, 1973, in addition to the earlier publication of its bibliography in 1971.


  • 1963-1973


Conditions Governing Access

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2.3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The records of the CTIA are arranged into 3 boxes: Box 1 contains articles, manuscripts, and periodicals containing material related to assassinations; Box 2 contains 4 cardfile boxes indexing works on assassinations by author and by title; Box 3 contains a small amount of oversized material including magazines and photocopies of articles and manuscripts.

Papers of the Committee to Investigate Assassinations
Ted Jackson
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057