1. Electronic References
2. Print References
The FBI has Websites at: http://www.fbi.gov/ and http://foia.fbi.gov. The latter site provides access to materials released under FOIA on such subject categories as "Espionage," "Famous Persons," and "Historical Interest."
Campbell, Dan. "FBI Celebrates Centennial with Web Site." Government Computer News, 7 Apr. 2008. [http://www.gcn.com]
The FBI "has updated its Web site with pages devoted to its first 100 years of existence. The Web site covers the 'Bureau of Investigation's' history since its inception..., and includes a section that details each of the bureau's directors through the years.... The site also includes a 'Hall of Honor' dedicated to the FBI agents that have been killed in the line of duty, as well as a detailed history of the bureau's seal." See http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/history.
Churchill, Ward, and Jim Vander Wall. COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States. Boston: South End Press, 1990.
From advertisement: "Hundreds of FBI documents reveal that the Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement (AIM), and other domestic organizations have been victims of FBI repression."
DuPree, Sherry Sherrod, and Herbert C. DuPree. Exposed!!! Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Unclassified Reports on Churches and Church Leaders. Washington, DC: Middle Atlantic Regional Press, 1993.
In the judgment of Theoharis, JAH 80.4, this book of reprinted documents "is of limited value." The DuPrees' "introduction to the forty-three pages of reprinted FBI documents is perfunctory, and they offer no rationale for the selection of specific case files and for reprinting the specific documents. Their sample is neither comprehensive nor representative.... [T]he prospective researcher will more profitably consult Unlocking the Files of the FBI," by Haines and Langbart.
Haines, Gerald K., and David A. Langbart. Unlocking the Files of the FBI: A Guide to Its Records and Classification System. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993.
According to Surveillant 3.2/3, this is the "first comprehensive guide to the records of the FBI.... Highly recommended." Theoharis, JAH 80.4, comments that the expertise of Haines and Langbart "on the records management practices of federal agencies and their specific knowledge of FBI records maintenance and classification procedures make their guide an invaluable reference work... The editors, however, do not fully describe the disposition of, and make minor errors in their profiles on, some of the FBI's most sensitive records."
Hogue, Henry B. Nomination and Confirmation of the FBI Director: Process and Recent History. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 2005.
Theoharis, Athan G. The FBI: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide. New York: Garland, 1994.
Rosswurm, I&NS 11.2, says that "Theoharis knows more about the history of the FBI than anyone else. This guide reflects this knowledge. It is a must for novice and expert alike."
Theoharis, Athan G., ed., with Tony G. Poveda, Richard Gid Powers, and Susan Rosenfeld. The FBI: A Comprehensive Reference Guide - - From J. Edgar Hoover to the X-Files. New York: Oryx, 2000.
Jonkers, AFIO WIN 15, 16 Apr. 2000, recommends this "excellent," "informed," and "readable" overview.
Quirk, John P. FBI Glossary. Guilford, CT: Foreign Intelligence Press, 1988.
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