Edward Paul – [ 151 Pages, 11.12MB ] – Jane Addams
(1860-1935) was an internationally known social worker, activist, and Nobel
Peace Prize winner. This release concerns a treason investigation opened in
1924 involving the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Addams
was a founding member of the organization.
Bradbury, Ray –
#1 ] – Ray Douglas Bradbury (1920-2012) was an award-winning science
fiction author. In 1968, the FBI briefly investigated him for possible travel
to Cuba, which had been banned by U.S. law. The investigation was very
limited and was closed when the Bureau determined that Bradbury did not plan
to travel Cuba.
Brecht, Bertolt –
#1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 ]
– 1940’s internal security investigation of Bertolt Brecht, author and poet,
due to his affiliation with Soviet officials and other known communists.
Cyril Valentine – [
356 Pages, 31.7MB ] – Cyril Valentine Briggs (1888-1966) was an
African-Caribbean American writer and communist political activist. Briggs is
best remembered as founder and editor of The Crusader, a seminal New York
magazine of the New Negro Movement of the 1920s and as founder of the African
Blood Brotherhood, a small but historically important radical organization
dedicated to advancing the cause of Pan-Africanism.
Courtney Ryley FBI Release #1 [ 2,346 Pages,
230.5MB ] (large file)
Ryley Cooper (October 31, 1886 – September 29, 1940) was an American circus
performer, publicist and writer. During his career he published over 30
books, many focusing on crime; J. Edgar Hoover considered him at one time
“the best informed man on crime in the U. S.” He was also an expert on
circuses, and was the chief publicist for Ringling Brothers, Barnum &
Bailey Circus at the time of his death.
Wayne – [
2 Pages, 0.3MB ] – Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29,
2015) was an American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational
speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the
best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to
note: The FBI found 444 pages responsive to my request, but
it does require payment. If you are interested in sponsoring this file,
me. The letter is archived here for reference.
Faulkner, William –
#1] – The FBI investigated a possible extortion violation in 1957 when
the wife of the famous author received several phone calls asking for $500
for certain information about her husband.
Carlos – [ 170 Pages, 9.33 MB ] – Carlos Fuentes
Macias (1928-2012), aka Carlos Fuentes, was a noted Mexican writer. The
material in this file concerns his proposed travel and subsequent visa issues
with the U.S. State Department between 1962 and 1983.
Gordon – [ 474 Pages, 33.1 MB ]
– Gordon Gordon was an editor of the Tucson Citizen newspaper and a
publicist with 20th Century Fox from 1935-1942, and later served as an FBI
counter-intelligence agent during World War II for three years.
Hemmingway, Ernest – [ 122
Pages, 8.88 MB ] – Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a noted American
author and journalist. This release consists of one FBI main file on
Hemingway with documents ranging from 1942 to 1974. The bulk of it concerns
Hemingway’s intelligence work on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba
between 1942 and 1944.
Mailer, Norman – [ 166
Pages, 9.30 MB ] – Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923-2007)— an American
writer and director—was the author of the bestselling novel The Naked and the
Dead. This release consists of one section of an FBI domestic security
investigative file on Mailer. The file begins in 1962 and ends in 1974.