U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
|For Immediate Release||Washington, D.C.|
|October 29, 1999||FBI National Press Office|
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that it has added seven items to the Espionage, Historical Interest, and Famous Persons categories of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room. The below-listed subject matters have been available in paper format for several years and now can be accessed electronically:
Bernard Kuehn -- 683 pages
Bernard Julius Otto Kuehn was apprehended by military authorities in Honolulu on December 8, 1941, and subsequently was found guilty of espionage. He was originally sentenced to be executed but later his sentence was commuted to 50 years imprisonment at hard labor.
Owen Lattimore -- 182 pages
Reports from the 1940's-50's espionage investigation of Owen Lattimore conducted as a result of allegations linking him with Soviet espionage.
Interpol -- 1178 pages
Administrative records regarding the relationship between the FBI and the International Criminal Police Commission (Interpol) from 1935 to 1958.
Clarence Darrow -- 11 pages
Miscellaneous material and correspondence regarding the famous attorney.
Stanley Levison -- 1699 pages
Security investigation of Stanley Levison from the 1950's through the early 1970's. Levison was a key advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Elijah Muhammad -- 28 pages
1973 report from the investigation of Elijah Muhammad, also known as Elijah Poole, former leader of the Nation of Islam.
Melvin Purvis -- 206 pages
Melvin Purvis was employed by the FBI from 1927 until his resignation in 1935. As the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago FBI Office, he was on the scene in 1934 when John Dillinger was killed and, as a result, received extensive publicity over the years.