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The Vault is the FBI's own electronic reading room, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies. Many documents from important FBI files are included.
This large file traces the activities of the civil rights activist James Forman, an important member of SNCC in the 1960s. This collection is located in the database Archives Unbound, and you will need to search for the individual collection when you enter this database.
Formed in 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America. These FBI files provide detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
The Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) started in 1967 with six Vietnam veterans marching for peace in New York City. The purpose of the organization was to give voice to the returning servicemen who opposed the on-going war in Southeast Asia. From six soldiers in 1967, the ranks of the membership eventually grew to over 30,000. This publication consists of FBI reports dealing with every aspect of antiwar work carried out by the VVAW. The collection also includes surveillance on a variety of other antiwar groups and individuals, with an emphasis on student groups and Communist organizations.
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