F.B. Eyes Digital Archive

Principal Investigator: William J. Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis.

Drawing on thousands of pages of recently released FBI files, William J. Maxwell’s book F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature exposes the Bureau's intimate policing of five decades of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. HDW student fellows worked with staff in Olin Library's Digital Library Services to scan these thousands of pages and write introductory material for a digital archive to complement the book.