FBI File on Malcolm X
Location: Microfilm E 185.97 L5 F23 1995
Scope: This file documents
the life of Malcolm X, beginning with his involvement with the Nation of Islam
until his assassination on February 21, 1965.
How to search the collection:
The collection is contained on 10 rolls of microfilm and is accompanied by a
print guide that provides some description of the contents ("Roll Notes").
The documents were filmed in the order they were received from the FBI and are
in approximate chronological order (though the FBI did not index documents).
While these files have been released under the Freedom of Information Act,
"certain documents or portions of documents have been deleted by the FBI
pursuant to provisions of that legislation". Also, the Roll Notes, while
not a complete inventory of the files, "is an indication of the types of
material or specific documents that may be particularly worthwhile for research"
From the Introduction of the print guide to the collection
Some documents of this collection may also be accessed (in PDF format)
excerpt from Roll Notes:
Roll 1, 0003-0121
Subject of security investigation due to Communist ties
Communist Party Activities
Activities with Muslim Cult of Islam (MCI)
Background and Arrest Record
Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the FBI File on Malcolm X.
Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 1996. (Microfilm E 185.97 L5
The Introduction provides some biographical information on Malcolm X.
For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
African Americans--Civil Rights
Time Period: 20th Century
Subject keywords: African American Studies, Civil Rights, FBI
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