WASHINGTON — The Government Printing Office on Monday marked the upcoming 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death by releasing the official, digital version of the Warren Commission Report into his assassination.
The release includes the 888-page report as well as the 26 volumes of hearings conducted by the commission. It contains numerous photos, maps and diagrams from the scene in Dallas where Kennedy was slain.
While portions of the report have been digitized previously by libraries, the GPO release marks "the first time the complete, official version has been made available," said Gary Somerset, a spokesman for the agency.
The commission, established soon after Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren, concluded in its controversial report released in the fall of 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he shot the president. But the report's findings have been challenged over the years, including by a House select committee in the 1970s.
The digital version was made from a copy of the report at Georgetown University's Lauinger Library, a federal depository library.