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John F. Kennedy assassination media collection

Identifier:  MC-013

Scope and Contents

This collection was assembled by researchers in the course of their investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Lillian Castellano, a special investigator of the assassination of both John F. and Robert Kennedy, and a member of "The Kennedy Assassination Truth Committee," contributed the bulk of this collection. The collection contains analyses of the Zapruder film, photographs, negatives, and slides, a copy of the autopsy review report, and diagrams. Also included are copies of documents on Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, exhibit lists, slides of the assassination, tape transcriptions of interviews, and copies of transcripts from the Senate and House Select Committees. A large portion of this assembled collection is published material, some of which may now be difficult to locate. These include special whole issues of periodicals on the assassination, clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, photocopies of articles, and collector's copies.

The collection is divided into 2 series: "Collected research materials" and "published materials."


  • 1963-c.1988

Conditions Governing Access

unrestricted, except published materials may be accessed in person only.

Biographical / Historical

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), the 34th president of the United States (elected in 1961), was assassinated while still in office, on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Although Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination, he never went to trial because he was murdered by Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963. Lingering doubts about his solo role in the assassination have led to 35 years worth of investigation by hundreds of individuals and the formation of numerous theories on who was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy.


2.1 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Archives and Special Collections around 1988. Some clippings from Mel Yoken, 6/06

Processing Information

Processing by Julie Fernandes '99, July 1998. Finding aid by Julie Fernandes '99 and Judy Farrar, July 1998.

MC 13, John F. Kennedy assassination media collection
Finding aid by Julie Fernandes '99 and Judy Farrar
July 1998
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA