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.
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.
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|
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