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Kennedy (John F.) Assassination Newspaper Collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: John F. Kennedy Assassination Newspaper Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2013.04.15
    Physical Description: 2 boxes 2.17 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1967
    Abstract: This collection consists of various print media produced in the wake of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. It contains national news weeklies, corporate newsletters, and regional news from the Richmond, Washington area.


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Milton Solórzano; finding aid created by Milton Solórzano using Archivist Toolkit and approved by Danelle Moon. Updated by Natalie Sanchez, February 2016.

    Preferred Citation

    John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection, MSS 2013-04-15, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains regional and national print media reporting and reflecting on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The dates covered in the collection range from 1963-1967. The print media in this collection documented the assassination, its aftermath, the nationally televised funerary ceremony, and public vigils. Newsweek, Life, Time, Look, and TV Guide are some of the news magazines that covered President Kennedy’s life, family, presidency, and death.


    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Regional Publications, 1963-1967; Series II: National Publications, 1964-1964.

    Biographical / Historical

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) was the 35th President of the United States of America. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963 at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson assumed the presidency within hours after the assassination.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kennedy, John F. (Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
    Presidents -- Assassinations -- United States -- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)