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Subseries 14.2
FBI Files (Central Office)
Boxes 116-129

Scope and Content Note

Subseries 14.2 contains material concerning Philip Jaffe and Amerasia from the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In 1980, the Special Collections Department initiated a request under the Freedom of Information Privacy Acts (FOIPA) for all materials in the files of the central (Washington) office of the FBI related to Jaffe and to Amerasia. Application was made at the same time for a waiver of all duplication fees, but that request was subsequently denied by the FBI.

In 1981, this department informed the FBI of Jaffe's death and asked that they search for and release of appropriate documents in the FBI files be expanded to include materials that would not have been released in Jaffe's lifetime. The FOIPA request was broadened again to include FBI field office files, and the FBI reported locating pertinent materials among the records of the field office in New York City (NYO). Limitations placed on the FOIPA request by this department included the exclusion of such "public sources of information" as newspaper clippings and of Legislative Branch materials including committee prints and Congressional Record extracts.

The FBI’s Document Classification Unit (DCU) began review of material in September 1981, and the first material released was received in Special Collections in November 1983. Appeals have been filed concerning material withheld by the FBI, and material released on appeal has been added to this subseries. It is standard practice for the FBI to return to other government sections or agencies documents originating from these agencies so that the agency of origin may make the decision concerning release. Documents thus released have been received and interfiled in this subseries. A small number of documents for which an interfiling location could not be determined are filed by agency name at the end of Subseries 2.

The papers in this subseries are photocopied correspondence, notes, memoranda, and reports from the FBI surveillance of Jaffe and his wife and associates and from the FBI's files of other data gathered about Jaffe and Amerasia. Upon review of these files by the FBI, certain portions not to be released have been marked out or deleted completely. The files have been retained in the original numbered sections in which they were received and these sections are arranged in numerical order.

File 100-267360
Box Folder Content
116 1 Section 1
116 2 Section 2
116 3 Section 3
116 4 Section 4
116 5 Section 5
116 6 Section 6
116 7 Section 7
116 8 Section 8
116 9 Section 9
116 10 Section 10
117 1 Section 11
117 2 Section 12
117 3 Section 13
117 4 Section 14
117 5 Section 15
117 6 Section 16
117 7 Section 17
117 8 Section 18
117 9 Section 19
117 10 Section 20
118 1 Sections 21-22
118 2 Section 23
118 3 Section 24
118 4 Section 24b
118 5 Section 25, part 1
118 6 Section 25, part 2
118 7 Section 25, part 3
118 8 Section 25, part 4
119 1 Section 26
119 2 Section 27
119 3 Section 28, part 1
119 4 Section 28, part 2
119 5-6 Section 29
120 1 Section 30
120 2 Section 31
120 3 Section 32
120 4 Section 33
120 5 Section 34
120 6 Section 35
120 7 Section 36
120 8 Section 37
121 1-2 Section 38
121 3 Section 39
121 4 Section 40
121 5 Section 41 [-43?]
122 1-5 Section 41 [-43?]
123 1-6 Section 41 [-43?]
124 1-3 Section 41 [-43?]
124 4 Section 44
124 5-6 Section 45
124 7 Section 46
124 8 Section 47
125 1-2 Section 48
125 3-4 Section 49
125 5 Section 50
125 6-7 Section 51
126 1 Section 52
126 2 Section 53
126 3-4 Section 54
126 5-6 Section 55
126 7 Section 56
126 8 Section 57
126 9 Section 58
126 10 Section 59
126 11 Section 61
126 12 Section 62
126 13 Section 63
127 1 Section 64
127 2 Section 65
127 3 Section 66, part 1
127 4 Section 66, part 2
127 5 Section 67
127 6 Section 68, part 1
127 7 Section 68, part 2
127 8 Section 69
127 9 Section 70, part 1
127 10 Section 70, part 2
127 11 Additions received December 1992 [materials released upon appeal]
Materials released after review [no interfiling location found]
128 1 Central Intelligence Agency
128 2 Central Intelligence Agency: Office of Strategic Services
128 3-4 Defense Intelligence Agency
128 5 Department of the Army
128 6-7 Department of the Navy
128 8-11 Department of the Navy
128 12-15 Justice Department
128 16 Justice Department: FBIHQ
128 17 Justice Department: Attorney General's Office
128 18 Justice Department: Civil Division
128 19 Justice Department: Criminal Division
128 20-22 Justice Department: INS
128 23-32 State Department
128 33-34 Agency Unknown
File 100-343242: Re: Joseph M. Bernstein
129 1-2 Section 1
129 3 Section 2
129 4 Section 3
129 5 Section 4
129 6-7 Section 5
129 8-10 Section 6
129 11 Section 7
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