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John F. Kennedy Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0273
The collection includes an Inauguration Invitation and several newspapers and magazines.

Dates

  • 1961-1964

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes, 3 linear foot)

Overview

A contemporary collection of published material relating to the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Included is an invitation to the Inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson. The predominate items of the collection are concerned with the assassination events.

Biographical / Historical

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. President Kennedy and his wife were riding with Texas Governor John Connelly in a motorcade. As the motorcade passed the Texas School Book Depository, a sniper shot and killed President Kennedy and wounded the Governor. The sniper was identified as Lee Harvey Oswald who two days after the assassination was himself killed by Jack Ruby. The nature of the assassination motivated the Warren Commission investigation which eventually determined a single assassin rather than a conspiracy plot.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Compiled by library staff.

Creator

Title
John F. Kennedy Memorabilia
Status
completed
Author
Ilhan Citak and Eleanor Nothelfer
Date
2013-11-22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
30 Library Drive
Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
610-758-4506
610-758-6091 (Fax)