The Garrison Transcripts
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Product Code: CD-GARRTRAN
The Garrison Transcripts contains the most important transcripts
related to the Garrison investigation of the late 1960s. This set includes
the transcript of the 1969 trial of Clay Shaw, as well as the newly-available
transcripts of the grand jury which preceded that trial.
This CD-ROM also includes other transcripts and documents relating
to the Garrison investigation and its aftermath, including the transcript
of the Shaw Preliminary Hearing, a 1600-page deposition of Gordon Novel,
and transcripts related to Garrison's attempt to obtain the JFK autopsy
photos and X-rays for use at the Clay Shaw trial
Detailed List of Contents
Transcripts of the trial of Clay Shaw, the Orleans Parish Grand
Jury transcripts, and other important transcripts:
- Clay Shaw Trial Transcript. An electronic transcript of
the 1969 trial of Clay Shaw, a New Orleans businessman tried for conspiracy
in the murder of President John F. Kennedy. Shaw was acquitted. New
Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the assassination
became the subject of the popular film JFK, and remains controversial
more than three decades later.
- Grand Jury Transcripts. Transcripts of the Orleans Parish
Grand Jury, once ordered destroyed but secretly kept hidden in a basement
for decades, and finally delivered to the Assassination Records Review
Board in 1995. These transcripts cover interviews with 40 persons
over the period from March of 1967 to January of 1969.
- Shaw Preliminary Hearing. The transcript of the preliminary
hearing in mid-March of 1967, where a three-judge panel ruled that
there was sufficient evidence against Clay Shaw to proceed to trial.
- Shaw vs. Garrison. After the trial's verdict of Not Guilty,
Garrison had indicted Shaw on a charge of perjury. Shaw v. Garrison
was Shaw's successful attempt to have the courts issue a permanent
injunction barring Garrison from prosecuting him further. This is
the transcript of the hearing which produced that injunction.
Additional Transcripts and Documents:
- Autopsy Review and Panel Review. This comprises three documents:
a 1967 review of JFK autopsy photos and X-rays, a letter from Dr.
Boswell requesting further review, and the 1968 "Clark Panel"
- Summary of Pleadings Introduced by Jim Garrison On January 31,
1969 in Continuing Effort to Get Photos and X-rays. A few weeks
before the start of the Clay Shaw trial, Judge Charles Halleck held
a hearing on the question of whether the U.S. Government would be
ordered to produce photographs, X-rays, and other material from the
autopsy of President Kennedy.
- Autopsy Photo & X-Ray Hearings. This document is a transcript
of the hearing at which the previous Summary of Pleadings was introduced.
- Haggerty Order. This 2-page court order, issued by Judge
Edward Haggerty in the Shaw trial, demanded that James Rhoads, Archivist
of the United States, or his designated agent, appear in Lousiana
court with the autopsy photographs and X-rays of the late President
Kennedy. This order was overturned, and the autopsy materials were
never entered into evidence at the trial.
- Chronology and Summary of Attempts to Obtain Photos & X-Rays.
This document lays out the chronology of the struggle to obtain the
JFK autopsy photographs and X-rays for use at the Clay Shaw trial,
as well as other materials including JFK's coat and shirt, and the
alleged assassination rifle.
- Dulles Request for Attendance. Two documents related to Garrison's
attempt to obtain the appearance of former CIA head Allen Dulles at
the trial of Clay Shaw.
- CIA Documents. Over 40 CIA documents related to the agency's
monitoring of Garrison's investigation. These include 9 numbered memos
distributed within the agency, memos of "Garrison meetings"
held at CIA, documents relating to CIA status of Shaw and others,
- Gordon Novel Extradition Hearing. Self-proclaimed CIA agent,
electronics expert, and alleged participant in the "raid"
of an ammunitions cache in Houma, Novel fled the state of Lousiana
to avoid appearing before the Grand Jury. An Ohio court heard arguments
during an extradition hearing in March of 1968.
- Gordon Novel Deposition. The October issue of Playboy Magazine
featured an interview with DA Jim Garrison. In this article Garrison
alleged that Stephen Plotkin, attorney for Gordon Novel, had admitted
to being paid by the CIA, and further admitted that his client (Novel)
was a CIA agent. Novel sued Garrison and Playboy for libel; this length
deposition (nearly 1600 pages) was taken as part of the proceedings
in that suit.
- Other Novel Documents. Other Novel-related documents include
the cable he sent to CIA chief Richard Helms, answers to interrogatories
posed by defense attorneys in the libel suit, and more.
- Davy vs. CIA Memorandum. This filing is part of a continuing
effort by author William Davy to obtain CIA documents relating to
projects QK/ENCHANT and ZR/CLIFF. A now-declassified CIA memorandum
of March 16, 1967, states that J. Monroe Sullivan, an alibi witness
for Shaw and with a business relationship to him, was cleared for
use in "Project QK/ENCHANT." Others cleared for this project include
E. Howard Hunt. The memo further identifies Shaw's file number, implying
that he also was cleared for this project.
- High-quality scanned images. Documents are stored in Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF), which features exact visual reproduction
in combination with text searchability. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is
used for viewing.
- Instant text searching. Full-text search of the entire collection
of reports and documents (over 9000 pages in all).
- Help tutorial, historical overview, and more. Helpful tutorial
pages, a brief history of the Garrison investigation, information
on the AARC and the National Archives, and more
- Print Options. Print individual pages or entire documents
- PC with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, or XP, or Macintosh
- Web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (included)