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Folkscanomy: A Library of Books

Folksonomy: A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy.

Folkscanomy: A collection of books and text derived from the efforts of volunteers to make information as widely available as possible. Because the metadata related to these scanned books are often done outside the library or cataloging industries, finding material can be more difficult. The Folkscanomy collection attempts to add a layer of classification for easier navigation.


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Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
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This is a copy of sections 1, 2, and 39 of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main headquarters file on Betty Shabazz , 105-HQ-71196. It was declassified in 2010, and does not include most of the contents of the file, nor does it contain any of the FBI's field office files on Shabazz. A copy of these documents may also be found on the FBI's web site here: http://vault.fbi.gov/betty-shabazz
Topics: Betty Shabazz, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
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This is a collection of documents that form some of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) standard operating procedure (SOP) for processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. It was released to the historian Trevor Griffey on April 22, 2015 in response to FOIA request 1259264-000.
Topics: Trevor Griffey, standard operating procedure, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Federal Bureau of...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
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This is a copy of the main U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters file on Paul Robeson , 100-HQ-12304. It was declassified in 1980. A copy of the file may be found here: http://vault.fbi.gov/Paul%20Robeson,%20Sr.
Topics: communist, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Paul Robeson, civil rights movement
This is a collection of declassified documents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Headquarters file on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The file's first five sections, comprising sections 1-86, cover the years 1957- April, 1964. Serials 192-989 cover the years period October, 1964- December, 1965. Serials 1534-1881 cover the period August 1966- May 1967. The periods May, 1964 to September 1964, and January 1966 to July 1966 have so far not been included in...
Topics: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Martin...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) New York City Field Office file on Herbert Hill (1924-2004). Hill was a Socialist Workers Party activist in New York in the 1940s, and broke with the Party in 1949. He joined the NAACP in 1947, and served as its Labor Director from 1951-77. Afterward, Hill was the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Afro-American Studies and Industrial Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This file was released to the historian Trevor Griffey in March,...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Herbert Hill, Negro American Labor Council (NALC), National...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 61-HQ-3176, consists of a small fraction of the total amount of documents accumulated by the FBI on the NAACP over the course of the 20th century. It covers the time period 1941-57. This is not a complete collection of documents from 61-HQ-3176. First, it excludes most of the file's serials produced between 1941 and 1957. Second, it excludes serials from the file...
Topics: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Federal Bureau of Investigation...
This is a declassified set of documents produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about the Occupy Wall Street movement. One pdf file was released to the public with annotations by Jason Leopold when he was a reporter for Truthout.org: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/549518-fbi-ows-documents.html Another was released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California here:...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Occupy Wall Street (OWS), Surveillance, American Civil...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
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This is the majority of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main file on its investigation of the 1971 burglary of its Media, Pennsylvania "Resident Agency" office, file number 52-HQ-94527. The FBI never solved the burglary, which resulted in the exposure of its secret counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO). In January, 2014, John and Bobbie Raines, Keith Forsyth, and Bob Williamson came forward to admit their role in the burglary. They also identified William Davidon as...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), MEDBURG, Media Pennsylvania, Burglary, COINTELPRO,...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a copy of U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file 105-HQ-24822, the main file on Elijah Muhammad, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934-75. The file includes 16 sections, an "enclosure" with various names and file numbers associated with Mr. Muhammad, and the "JUNE" file on wiretaps related to Mr. Muhammad. This copy of the file was declassified in the 1980s and contains substantial redactions. It was downloaded from the FBI's web site here:...
Topics: Elijah Muhammad, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Nation of Islam (NOI)
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a copy of parts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “office of origin” (OO) field office file from New York City on Malcolm X. It includes sections 50-69; 71-88; two "bulky" enclosures; subfiles A, B, & C; and electronic surveillance (ELSUR). It does not include sections 1-49 or section 70. A copy of these documents may also be found at the FBI's web site: http://vault.fbi.gov/malcolm-little-malcolm-x . The main FBI Headquarters file may be found here:...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Malcolm Little, Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Muslim Mosque...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a set of 5 FBI headquarters files on Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union, from 1966-75. It includes 161-HQ-15963, a "special investigation" of Chavez initiated in 1966 at the behest of the White House. The files here do not include any of the likely more voluminous FBI field office files from California state. They may also be found on the FBI's web site: http://vault.fbi.gov/Cesar%20Chavez A set of FBI documents on the UFW may be found here:...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers (UFW)
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a collection of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files on the United Farm Workers union from 1965-76. The primary file is 100-HQ-444762, documenting an investigation of possible "communist infiltration" of the union. The files here do not include any of the likely more voluminous FBI field office files from California state. They may also be found on the FBI's web site: http://vault.fbi.gov/Cesar%20Chavez A separate collection of FBI files on Cesar Chavez may be found...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United Farm Workers (UFW), Cesar Chavez
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a copy of FBI file 62-HQ-78270, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main headquarters file on Roy Wilkins, a longtime leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Declassified in 1979 and 1984, the file is heavily redacted, and many pages have been withheld in their entirety. A copy of the file may be found here: http://vault.fbi.gov/Roy%20Wilkins It does not include a copy of the FBI's "office of origin" file, produced by its...
Topics: Roy Wilkins, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Federal Bureau of...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a copy of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters file regarding the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in North Carolina. It is subfile 8 of the larger FBI HQ file on the Black Panther Party, 105-165706, and consists of 15 sections. The file was downloaded from the FBI's web site here: http://vault.fbi.gov/Black%20Panther%20Party%20/. The FBI's web site erroneously claims that the file is "Charlotte's file on BPP activities from 1969 to 1976", when it is...
Topics: Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Carlotte, North...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main headquarters (HQ) file on its counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) targeting the New Left from 1968-71. In a 5/10/68 memo, the FBI instructed field offices that "the purpose of this program is to expose, disrupt, and otherwise neutralize the activities of the various New Left organizations, their leadership and adherents." Dozens of additional HQ files from this COINTELPRO, which track HQ communication with specific FBI field...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), New Left
These pdfs are copies of documents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on the "Communist Infiltration" of the "Motion Picture Industry," or COMPIC for short. The file number is 100-HQ-138754. These pdfs contain copies of only a few serials from that file: numbers 4, 157x1, 250, 251x1, 1003, 1006, 1103, 1118, 1122, and 1126. They were originally on the FBI's web site, but were removed sometime between 2007 and 2008:...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Communist Infiltration, Motion Picture Industry, Hollywood,...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a collection of U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation documents on civil rights movement leader Bayard Rustin . It includes one section, five "enclosures behind files" (EBFs), and a section on "June Mail" pertaining to the bugging of Rustin's home with "technical surveillance." The documents were declassified in 2009, and are drawn from what appear to be the FBI's main headquarters file on Rustin, 100-HQ-158790. The entirety of the file has likely been...
Topics: Bayard Rustin, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), civil rights movement
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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These are three monographs (each roughly 100 pages) produced by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Central Research Section about the Nation of Islam (NOI) for the use of FBI agents. They are: "Muslim Cult of Islam" (6/28/1955) "The Nation of Islam (Antiwhite, All-Negro Cult in the United States)" (10/1960) "Nation of Islam: Cult of the Black Muslims" (5/1965) The documents were downloaded from the FBI's web site here:...
Topics: Nation of Islam (NOI), Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm Little, Malcolm X, John Ali, Federal Bureau of...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This a copy of a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on John Doar . It was first released to the public by the publication Mother Jones here: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/06/john-doar-fbi-file-civil-rights
Topics: John Doar, Attorney General, Civil Rights, FBI, Black Freedom Movement, Lyndon Baines Johnson, John...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This pdf file contains U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) guidelines for "blackballing" files requested via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Federal law requires that government agencies notify people when they withhold potentially responsive documents from FOIA requests. But as this pdf indicates, the FBI has a policy of withholding some information from FOIA requests without indicating that anything as been withheld. It calls this practice "blackballing." The...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Blackball, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Trevor Griffey
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a declassified copy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Chicago field office file on Malcolm X. A copy of the file may also be found on the FBI's web site: http://vault.fbi.gov/malcolm-little-malcolm-x
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Malcolm X, Malcolm Little, Nation of Islam, Chicago
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a copy of Section 1 of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Headquarters file on Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), 100-HQ-446080. The section ends in September of 1966, and does not include any of the other sections from this FBI file. Serials related to "JUNEMAIL," the FBI's program of installing wiretaps and bugs as part of its "electronic surveillance," have been removed from this document. It ends roughly one year before the FBI launched a counterintelligence...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Stokely Carmichael, Kwame Ture
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a collection of U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) documents on Nation of Islam founder Wallace Fard Muhammad . They include declassified excerpts of Chicago field office file 100-CG-33683, Detroit field office file 100-DE-26356, and three headquarters files. The files, which were declassified in 1979 and 1980, are excessively redacted, missing significant numbers of serials, and in some cases are not organized in chronological order. Copies of these documents were downloaded...
Topics: Wallace Fard Muhammad, Nation of Islam (NOI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main Headquarters (HQ) file on its counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) against "white hate groups", primarily focused on the Ku Klux Klan, from 1964-71. These documents were declassified in the 1970s or 1980s, and do not include the FBI's voluminous field office files from this COINTELPRO. The documents in this file may also be found on the FBI's web page: http://vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro/White%20Hate%20Groups
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Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), White Hate, Ku...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a copy of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main headquarters file on William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois from 1942-60, 100-HQ-99729. It was declassified in 1990, and contains significant redactions and withheld documents. It does not contain the FBI's documents on Du Bois from before 1942, nor does it include copies of the likely more voluminous "office of origin" field office file from New York City. A copy of this document may be found on the FBI's web...
Topics: William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), civil rights
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main Headquarters file on its counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) relating to "Cuban Matters" from 1961-1970. When the FBI's New York City field office suggested the program to FBI Headquarters, it described the program as an "attempt to disillusion current members" of the July 26th Movement and Fair Play for Cuba Committee in the United States. The pages in this file have been arranged in chronological order, and...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), Cuban Matters,...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is a copy of the main Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters file on Malcolm X (100-HQ-399321) plus two additional files (44-HQ-21493 and 25-HQ-367776). A copy of these files may also be found at the FBI's web site: http://vault.fbi.gov/malcolm-little-malcolm-x A copy of the FBI's more voluminous, "Office of Origin" New York City field office file on Malcolm X is located here: https://archive.org/details/MalcolmX-FBI-NYC-File
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Malcolm Little, Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Muslim Mosque...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main Headquarters (HQ) file on its counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) against the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) from 1961-71. The FBI also sometimes referred to the program as a "disruption" rather than "counterintelligence" program. These documents were declassified in the 1980s, and do not include the FBI's voluminous field office files from this COINTELPRO. They were downloaded from the FBI's web site:...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), Socialist Workers...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
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This is a copy of the first part of the main U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Headquarters file on Robert Welch and the John Birch Society (JBS) . The document collection includes the first 36 sections of the file plus one subfile, covering the time period 1957-64. All subsequent sections of the file are excluded. Correspondence with the public is excluded from sections 16-36. The collection was declassified from 2012-14 in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the...
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Topics: John Birch Society (JBS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Robert W. Welch
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main headquarters file on its counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) against "black nationalist hate groups," as the FBI called them. The file begins in 1967 and ends in 1971, and consists of 26 sections of documents organized in roughly chronological order. The COINTELPRO's purpose, described by the FBI in an August 25, 1967 letter to 23 field offices, was "to expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize the...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), Black Panther...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
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This is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) main Headquarters (HQ) file on its counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) targeting "Groups Seeking Independence for Puerto Rico" (GSIPR) from 1960-1971. It contains six sections and four "enclosures behind files" (EBFs). The first serial of the file describes this COINTELPRO as a "program of disruption to be directed against organizations which seek independence for Puerto Rico through other than lawful, peaceful...
Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO), GSIPR, Puerto Rico
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
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This is an incomplete set of documents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation file on "Operation Solo"-- the agency's use of Morris and Jack Childs as high-level informants working within Communist Party USA. The file number is 100-HQ-428091. For more information about Operation Solo, see the National Security Archive's summary of these files by historian Tim Weiner: http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB375/ These documents were downloaded directly from the FBI's web site...
Topics: Morris Childs, Jack Childs, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Operation Solo, Tim Weiner,...
Folkscanomy Politics: Political Systems, Government and Democratic Organization
by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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This is a collection of declassified FBI and FAA documents related to aerial surveillance of protests against police brutality in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray . They were released to the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, and first published online here: https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/fbi-documents-reveal-new-information-baltimore-surveillance-flights
Topics: Freddie Gray, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),...