Überprojects/Warren Commission

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Introduction

From Wikipedia's article about the Warren Commission.

The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as The Warren Commission, was established on November 29, 1963 by Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the assassination of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy. The Commisson's findings have since proved extremely controversial and have frequently been challenged since then.
The Commission took its unofficial name—the Warren Commission—from its chairman, Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren."

While there are several independent transcriptions of the Warren Commission available, having this in Project Gutenberg will provide a great resources for researchers, historians, conspiracy theorists and generally curious people for millennia to come.


DP History

Several of the Warren Commission projects started going through DP in November 2003. However, due to having to rescan some of the exhibit volumes at a higher resolution, the project was put on hold for a little while. Proofing resumed in May 2006 with previously proofed projects going through the site as "retread" projects.

Projects

The Warren Commission published 28 volumes of their findings, which includes:

  • The Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (aka Warren Commission Report) (1 Vol.)
  • Hearings Before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (15 volumes - 5 volumes of testimony before the commission, 10 volumes of testimony/affidavits taken by staffers)
  • Commission Exhibits (11 volumes)
  • Executive Session Transcripts (1 volume)

For ease of processing through the DP site, the volumes have been put into 39 separate projects, with each volume consisting of one project, except for the exhibit volumes which each are split into two projects each. The status of each project is listed below. Use the "discuss" link for each project to go to the project's discussion thread in the DP forums.


List of WC projects

Project # Volume # Project Name Status Discussion
1 n/a Report Needs missing pages discuss
2 Vol. I Hearings (1) Waiting - P1 discuss
3 Vol. II Hearings (2) Waiting - P1 discuss
4 Vol. III Hearings (3) P1 discuss
5 Vol. IV Hearings (4) Waiting - P1 discuss
6 Vol. V Hearings (5) Waiting - P1 discuss
7 Vol. VI Testimony/Affidavits (1) Waiting - P1 discuss
8 Vol. VII Testimony/Affidavits (2) Waiting - P1 discuss
9 Vol. VIII Testimony/Affidavits (3) Have images discuss
10 Vol. IX Testimony/Affidavits (4) Have images discuss
11 Vol. X Testimony/Affidavits (5) Have images discuss
12 Vol. XI Testimony/Affidavits (6) Have images discuss
13 Vol. XII Testimony/Affidavits (7) Have images discuss
14 Vol. XIII Testimony/Affidavits (8) Have images discuss
15 Vol. XIV Testimony/Affidavits (9) Have images discuss
16 Vol. XV Testimony/Affidavits (10) Have images discuss
17 Vol. XVI Exhibits (1.1) need to scan discuss
18 Vol. XVI Exhibits (1.2) need to scan discuss
19 Vol. XVII Exhibits (2.1) need to scan discuss
20 Vol. XVII Exhibits (2.2) need to scan discuss
21 Vol. XVIII Exhibits (3.1) need to scan discuss
22 Vol. XVIII Exhibits (3.2) need to scan discuss
23 Vol. XIX Exhibits (4.1) need to scan discuss
24 Vol. XIX Exhibits (4.2) need to scan discuss
25 Vol. XX Exhibits (5.1) need to scan discuss
26 Vol. XX Exhibits (5.2) need to scan discuss
27 Vol. XXI Exhibits (6.1) need to scan discuss
28 Vol. XXI Exhibits (6.2) need to scan discuss
29 Vol. XXII Exhibits (7.1) need to scan discuss
30 Vol. XXII Exhibits (7.2) need to scan discuss
31 Vol. XXIII Exhibits (8.1) need to scan discuss
32 Vol. XXIII Exhibits (8.2) need to scan discuss
33 Vol. XXIV Exhibits (9.1) OCR'd discuss
34 Vol. XXIV Exhibits (9.2) OCR'd discuss
35 Vol. XXV Exhibits (10.1) OCR'd discuss
36 Vol. XXV Exhibits (10.2) OCR'd discuss
37 Vol. XXVI Exhibits (11.1) need to scan discuss
38 Vol. XXVI Exhibits (11.2) need to scan discuss
39 n/a Executive Session Transcripts need to scan discuss


Proofing Notes

Keep text as close to original as possible!

We've had some mention of people changing things like "* * *" to "...". Please do not make such substitutions! Please keep all text as close to the original as possible.


Deleted and Crossed-out Words

In some places, words have been crossed out, removed, or redacted in some other way. Please mark these in one of the following two ways:

  • If the word is readable, please print the word and put a note after it like, [**word crossed out]
  • If it is not readable, please just put a [**note] where it occurs.

Copyrighted Materials

Some of the content in the Warren Report and its supporting exhibit volumes is still under copyright. As a result, we are not allowed to include this copyrighted material in Project Gutenberg. Most (if not all) of this material has been identified, and place-holders have been included in the page images to indicate where these copyrighted materials occur.

If you come across any materials (e.g., photographs, movie stills, etc.) that you think may need to be removed, please post a comment in the project thread.

Formatting Notes

Image Captions

Please put the image caption at the front of the [illustration tag]], even if the caption itself is below the image's text. For example:

[Illustration: COMMISSION EXHIBIT NO. 350

Windshield of Presidential limousine.]

Footnotes

All of the footnotes are kept in a single volume. Please mark the place where footnotes are referenced using standard out-of-line footnote markers. For example:

Some note[3].

Superscripts

In some places, there are superscripted letters that don't refer to footnotes. (This may be in the Report only, but we're not entirely sure.) Please mark these using LaTeX-style markup, e.g.,

^{A}

Multiple superscripts may be combined into one:

^{A B}

Underlined text

Use <u> and </u> to mark underlined text.

Non-Standard Formatting

Many of the exhibits (which are given in the later volumes) are things like forms and charts which will be very hard to format using only ASCII text. We just ask that you do your best. Don't worry about trying to make sure all the lines are exact – it's the text and meaning of the documents that are important.

Questions and Discussion

Please jump over to the Warren Commission Uberproject forum thread if you have any questions or want to discuss the Warren Commission projects further.