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Historical Documents


The Civil Rights Division has prepared this site in compliance with the 1996 Electronic Freedom of Information Act to make Civil Rights Division documents more available to the public. These documents have been selected because the nature of their subject matter is such that the records have become or are likely to become the subject of additional requests.

Categories of Historical Documents


Approximately 90% of the subcategory of Historical Civil Rights Division records contained within the Division's Electronic Reading Room comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. To the extent that any documents do not currently comply because of the poor quality of the over 35-year-old documents, the Division is applying its available resources in an effort to create alternative records that are readable.
Because some of these document collections are large, they have been broken into groups of approximately 50 pages in order to speed up transfer.

Updated August 6, 2015