John F. Kennedy Assassination Newspaper Collection MSS.2013.04.15

Milton Solorzano and Natalie Sanchez
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0028

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.)

Box 1

Series I: Regional Publications 1963-1967

Physical Description: 1 Box1.75 linear feet

Scope and Content of Collection

This series consists of regional publications containing reports and commentary on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The bulk of the series draws from the Tri-City Herald of Washington state, but also included are two editions of GE News—a monthly publication produced by the corporate operator of the Hanford Works nuclear facility—and a clipping from This Week, a newspaper supplement.


This series is arranged by size of newspaper clippings.
Box 1, Folder 1

Large clippings 1963-1967

Box 1, Folder 2

Small clippings 1963

Box 1, Folder 3

Hanford newsletters 1963

Box 2

Series II: National Publications 1963-1964

Physical Description: 1 Box0.42 linear feet

Scope and Contents

This series contains editions of several national magazines, including: Life, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Look, and commemorative editions of TV Guide and an Associated Press publication. Additionally, four copies of the Congressional Record for Monday, November 25, 1963 are included.


This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 4

Congressional Record November 25, 1963

Box 2, Folder 5

Time November 29, 1963

Box 2, Folder 6

Newsweek December 2, 1963

Box 2, Folder 7

Life December 6, 1963

Box 2, Folder 8

US News December 9, 1963

Box 2, Folder 9

Life December 13, 1963

Box 2, Folder 10

Life commemorative 1963

Box 2, Folder 11

Associated Press Commemorative Book 1963

Box 2, Folder 12

TV Guide January 25, 1964

Box 2, Folder 13

Look November 17, 1964