Kennedy files released by FBI

The FBI recently released files concerning the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, including its investigations of potential death threats. They span the years of 1961 to 1985 and number more than 2,200 pages. Below are the PDFs.


Various investigations into threats against Kennedy from 1970 to 1974.
Documents compiled from a 1968 investigation prompted by anonymous threats sent to police departments and newspapers in the US and Canada.
Files concerning threats from members of radical groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, and an alleged Mafia plot to kill the Kennedy brothers.


Public reports of Chappaquiddick accident.

Public life

Files involving Kennedy's public life, including his first campaign for the US Senate, fact finding trips he took to Mexico, Central America, and South America in 1961, and a call from Joseph P. Kennedy to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover dispelling reports that his youngest son was associating with communists.