FBI’s Internal Magazine – “The Investigator” – April 1967


The Investigator, April 1967 [PDF]
[OCR / text-searchable PDF

Started in 1932 and still going, The Investigator is the FBI’s employee magazine (originally a newsletter), circulated only within the Bureau. Issues are very difficult to obtain, and even information about it is scant. For a periodical that’s been published monthly, and now quarterly, for 87 years, that goes out to thousands and thousands of employees at a high-profile government agency, this invisibility is pretty astounding.

I’ve gotten hold of some issues, and I’ll be scanning them as 300 dpi TIFFs, then making them into PDFs. The second one I’m posting is the April 1967 issue, complete with pseudo-centerfold (“Miss Print”), acres of pale males, bizarre humor, the Automatic Data Processing Center, and key-punched tabulating cards. (The June 1972 Hoover memorial issue is here.)

FBI has released only two years’ worth of The Investigator (1961 & 1962) via FOIA — and the bad news is that they’re heavily redacted and so badly reproduced by FBI that they look like fourth-generation photocopies of faxes of mimeographs.

If you appreciate having issues scanned directly from rare printed copies, at high resolution, with no redaction, please donate to my David vs. Goliath operation. There are more issues to come….














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