John F. Kennedy Memorabilia
Scope and Contents
The collection includes an Inauguration Invitation and several newspapers and magazines.
- Lehigh University. Libraries (Compiler, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection is open for research.
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.
3 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes, 3 linear foot)
Language of Materials
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.
The materials are arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Compiled by library staff.
- John F. Kennedy Memorabilia
- Ilhan Citak and Eleanor Nothelfer
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