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Guide to the Roslyn Payne Collection of Black Panther Party FBI Files TAM 612

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Title: Roslyn Payne Collection of Black Panther Party FBI Files
Dates [inclusive]: 1968-2010
Dates [bulk]: 1968-1971
Abstract: The Roslyn Payne Collection of Black Panther Party FBI Files (1968-2010, bulk 1968-1971) contains files on the Black Panther Party (BPP) created by the FBI's Nixon-era counterintelligence program COINTELPRO. These files consist of FBI reports and memoranda documenting the bureau's use of surveillance, wiretaps, and falsified information in its campaign against BPP. They contain documents collected by the FBI to track the activities of the Black Panthers, which include transcripts of speeches and phone conversations, surveillance reports, interviews, articles, drawings, and related ephemera. These documents were originally released to New York Black Panther Party leader Dhoruba Bin Wahad (formerly Richard Moore) and his attorneys Liz Fink and Bob Boyle following a civil suit they filed against the FBI for withholding evidence in a criminal trial. They were coded an indexed by filmmaker Roslyn (Roz) Payne, who produced a documentary on the Black Panthers and collected a large archive of material related to the history of the BPP. Payne's detailed index is included in the collection.
Quantity: 21.5 Linear Feet in 21 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 oversize folder
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 612