JFK header.png

NOTE: This page and the “JFK Files iCONECT Archive” are run as an independent public service and are not related to or affiliated with National Archives.

To gain access to the online web-based archive, simply agree to the terms and conditions of use and provide your email address. You will receive an email containing the URL, User Name and Password for your private account.

Your account will be active for 60 days.

Request Access:


If you’d like to receive your access code within 2 business hours, simply make a donation to the “United for Puerto Rico” fund via http://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/ and provide your donation receipt number in the space provided above.


Instructional videos for iCONECT Software are available here

Instructional cheat sheet for iCONECT Software is available here.

Walkthrough Guide for the database is available here.


Database Content Questions should be directed to the Special Access and FOIA Staff at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Written inquiries:

Special Access and FOIA Staff,
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: (301) 837-3190

E-mail: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

Share what you find: #JFKiCONECTARCHIVE

ABOUT THIS SITE:                                                   

As a public service iCONECT is making a public web-based fully searchable archive of publicly available JFK documents. The documents have been downloaded from National Archives and are now available for search, sort, browse, organize and print on a NO-CHARGE basis using the iCONECT XERA platform. These 6701 documents are made available to independent researchers, academics and the general public worldwide. Simply follow the instructions to receive a UserName/Password to enter the site which includes a multi-language interface to the documents.

For Immediate Media Access, contact us directly.

JFK Splash.png

ABOUT iCONECT:                                                      

iCONECT develops the innovative eDiscovery software, iCONECT XERA. iCONECT XERA raises the bar by delivering intelligent, easy-to-use tools that help hosting providers, law firms, and legal departments worldwide optimize workflows and manage, search, sort, share and print documents, video and audio-files more efficiently. Accessed through a web-based portal, users can access a private cloud of information set up behind a firms firewall or via any one of 50+ hosting centres worldwide. iCONECT was honored by Silicon Review magazine as one of the 50 Most Valuable Brands of the Year 2017. In 2016, CIO Review named iCONECT one of the Top 20 Most Promising eDiscovery Technology Solution Providers.

ABOUT THE FILES:                                                   

When Congress passed the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act in 1992 agencies throughout the Federal Government transferred assassination-related records to the National Archives which established the JFK Assassination Records Collection. The Collection consists of approximately 5 million pages of records. Approximately 88% of the records in the Collection are open in full. An additional 11% are released in part with sensitive portions removed. Approximately 1% of documents identified as assassination-related remain withheld in full. All documents withheld either in part or in full were authorized for withholding by the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), an independent temporary agency that was in existence from 1994 to 1998.
According to the Act, all records previously withheld either in part or in full should be released on October 26, 2017, unless authorized for further withholding by the President of the United States. The 2017 date derives directly from the law that states:
Each assassination record shall be publicly disclosed in full, and available in the Collection no later than the date that is 25 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, unless the President certifies, as required by this Act, that –
  1. continued postponement is made necessary by an identifiable harm to military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement or conduct of foreign relations; and
  2. the identifiable harm is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
The Act was signed by President Bush on October 26, 1992, thus the final release date is October 26, 2017.
For more information, check out the National Archives JFK Main Page.