Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!

Today is Albert Einstein's birthday. In celebration of his birthday why not check out the FBI's files on Albert Einstein? He was investigated due to his numerous ties as a member, sponsor, or honorary Charmain of numerous groups associated with the Communist Party.

As mentioned before this is Sunshine week (see Monday's entry) and the files on Einstein are available due to Freedom of Information Act requests. There are numerous files available at the FBI to view online, check out their Electronic Reading Room for reports on people such as Marilyn Monroe or groups like the Quakers.

Want to read more previously classified documents? For those of you on campus, check out the Declassified Documents Reference Service or Digital National Security Archive databases.

For the rest of you, check out the library's guide to declassified documents which has numerous links to free sources on the web.

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