Official and Confidential Subject Files, 1924–1972


Official and Confidential Subject Files, 1924–1972


This series consists of part of the Official and Confidential Files (O & C Files) that were kept and maintained in the office of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director J. Edgar Hoover until his death in May 1972. The subject files concern information of interest to Director Hoover who authorized FBI surveillance activities or investigations of former American presidents, members of Congress, Federal officials, U.S. military leaders, civil rights activists, prominent citizens, and entertainers. Some of the tips were often supplied by confidential informants or other persons about the social or political activities of those under investigation. The files contain correspondence, memorandums, FBI reports, and transcripts about such matters as Hoover's agreement for the "FBI Story" (the American Broadcast Company television show), anti-racketeering, incidents of persons allegedly killed by police officers, wiretapping of suspects, and summaries of riots, racial matters or bombing incidents in U.S. cities.

10 linear feet, 11 linear inches

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SNAC Resource ID: 11673418

National Archives at College Park

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