Selected resources written by and about Black/ African American authors who have been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. What's at the Blockson collection and what is at Paley Library. Based on an WUSTL exhibit.
The F.B. Eyes Digital Archive makes available for the first time a collection of 51 FBI files on prominent African American authors and literary institutions, many of them unearthed through William J. Maxwell's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Now part of the public domain as unrestricted U.S. government documents, these once-secret files are arranged on this site as they were at FBI national headquarters, under the names of individual authors and institutions.