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Marilyn Barrett’s Robert F. Kennedy assassination research files

Identifier: MC-073

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of files compiled during the attorney’s research into the LAPD’s handling of the case, arranged alphabetically by topic. Includes audiotape of police logs, audiotape cassette interviews, and a card file indexing various individuals, their locations and at the time of the shooting, and what they heard.


  • 1968-1996

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

No known restrictions

Biographical / Historical

Los Angeles attorney Marilyn Barrett represented a fifty-member group who requested `an investigation into the LAPD’s procedures and practices as they pertained to their handling of the investigation of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred on June 6, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The group included Cesar Chavez, Robert Jolling, Frank Maniewicz, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and former counsel to the U.S Senate Watergate Committee, Samuel Dash. Documents provided to the district attorney’s office revealed that Kranz’s independence as a special counsel was limited. The request was filed on April 2, 1992. The DA’s response was negative due to lack of new evidence.


40 Linear Feet (84 manuscript boxes, 4 card file boxes and 8 cassette boxes)


Arranged in three series: Series I, Research Files; Series II, Audio cassette recordings; Series III, Index card file.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marilyn Barrett, January 2008; accession # 08-10.

MC 73, Marilyn Barrett’s Robert F. Kennedy assassination research files
Patricia Sikora; Neil Chapin; and Judy Farrar
January 2012
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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