Kennedy Collection 1960-2002 (bulk 1963-1992)

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Kennedy Collection 1960-2002 (bulk 1963-1992)

MS 575


Collection Summary

Creator: University of Arizona. Library. Special Collections.
Collection Name: Kennedy Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1960-2002
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1963-1992)
Physical Description:15 linear ft.
Abstract:The Kennedy Collection contains media and news clippings related to the Presidency of John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy and family. The bulk of the collection pertains to the Kennedy assassination and materials related to conspiracy theory research and tracing evidence of a cover-up (predominantly newsletters).
Collection Number:MS 575
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Scope and Content Note

This collection is primarily concerned with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the movement to research and prove that the assassination was a conspiracy/cover-up with the aim at finding the truth. The collection includes correspondence, ephemera, newsletters, publications and extensive clippings (magazine and newspaper). The collection documents the subculture of conspiracy theorists and researchers and the manner in which they shared ideas and information through various channels including small shops and self-publishing. This collection also contains audio visual materials including commercial and amateur audio cassettes, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs and a Super 8 film. There are a limited number of photographs, mostly of the Assassination Symposium on JFK held in 1992. The strongest part of the collection is the runs of newsletters on conspiracy theories including: The Continuing Inquiry, The Third Decade, The Fourth Decade, Echoes of Conspiracy, Grassy Knoll Gazette, Investigator, and Probe. Artificial collection with donations from Gary Opper [bulk], Loretta Cramer and anonymous.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into four series.

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994.
Oswald, Lee Harvey.

Subject(s)
Conspiracies – United States – History – 20th century.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994.
Political culture – United States – History – 20th Century.
Presidents – Assassination – United States – 20th century.
United States –Politics and government – 1961-1963.
United states. Warren Commission. Report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Kennedy Collection (MS 575). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Processing History

Processed by Molly Stothert-Maurer.


Container List

Series I Correspondence, notes, ephemera, photographs and memorabilia, 1962-2001
Mostly materials collected by Gary Opper. His correspondence includes many marketing materials from booksellers, other conspiracy theory researchers, and colleagues regarding the purchasing and trading of information related to the JFK Assassination.
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11 Correspondence and photograph, Loretta Cramer, responses from White House on behalf of the President, 1962, 1963
12 Correspondence, thank you letter from Jacqueline Kennedy, unsigned, to Loretta Cramer, 1964
13 Correspondence, incoming to Gary Opper, 1976-1984
14 Correspondence, incoming to Gary Opper, 1985-1994
15 Correspondence, incoming to Gary Opper (continued), 1985-1994
16 Correspondence, incoming to Gary Opper (continued), 1985-1994
17 Correspondence, incoming to Gary Opper, 1995-2001
18 Conferences, 1996-2000
19 Pamphlet with decorated cover, Kennedy’s Story of Survival, by John Hersey, 1961
110 Pamphlets, 1960 Democratic convention and Arlington National Cemetery guide, 1960, undated
111 Pamphlets, The Sixth Floor, undated
112 Pamphlets, JFK Assassination Information Center, undated
113 Pamphlets, conference catalog, draft of speech and notes, Assassination Symposium on JFK, 1991-1993
114 Map, North Half of Dealey Plaza, Dallas, People & The Pursuit of Truth, 1975
115 Notes and map, circa 1981
116 Notes, lists, maps, ephemera, 1970s-1990s
117 JFK 5 cent stamp, 1964
118 Bumper sticker, Ask Congress Who Killed JFK, undated
119 Drawing of Jacqueline Kennedy, by Loretta Cramer, undated
120 Photographs, portraits of JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy, circa 1961
121 Photographs, rifle and portraits of Penn Jones, undated
122 Photograph, Madeline Duncan Brown, undated
123 Photographs, Assassination Symposium on JFK, Austin and Dallas, 1992
124 Bag with buttons (campaign and conspiracy propaganda), bullets encased in plastic (Mannlicher Carcano) and JFK doll head, 1960s, undated
125 Plate with portraits of the Presidents of the USA with JFK in the middle, undated
Series II Publications and Newsletters (commercial and self-published), 1970-2002
This series contains most of the conspiracy theory research and publications. Many of the newsletters series are complete runs. Of special note are the sets of book dealer catalogs.
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21 Publication, The Men Behind the Guns, W. R. Morris, 1975
22 Publication, JFK The Case for Conspiracy, Robert Groden, signed, 2002
23 Self-published book, Seventy-Six Seconds in Dealey Plaza, R. B. Cutler, 1978
24 Self-published book, Crossfire, R. B. Cutler, signed, 1975
25 Self-published book, Evidence of Conspiracy, R. B. Cutler, signed, 1978
26 Self-published book, Chappaquiddick, R. B. Cutler, signed, 1989
27 Self-published book, plane crash conspiracies, 2 books, R. B. cutler, signed, 1971-1984
28 Self-published book, Mr. Chairman: Evidence of Conspiracy, signed, R. B. Cutler, 1979
29 Manuscript, The Final Cover Up, M & M Bookdealers, undated
210 Manuscript, Nomenclature of the Assassination Cabal, William Torbitt, 1970
211 Publication, The Assassination Story, bound clippings, The Dallas Times Herald, undated
212 JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, Sanders and Zaid, 1993
213 Proceedings, Second Research Conference on the Third Decade, Rhode Island, 1993
214 Articles, 1971-1995, undated
215 A Bibliography of Literature relating to the Assassination of Pres. JFK, Library of Congress, 1968
216 Master Researcher Directory, Gordon Winslow, 1991-1999
217 Catalogs, publishers and booksellers, 1991-1993
218 Catalogs, M & M Bookdealer,
219 Catalogs, Prevailing Winds Research, 1991, 1994
220 Catalogs, The President’s Box Bookshop, 1985-1990
221 Catalogs, The President’s Box Bookshop, 1991-1998
222 Catalogs, The Last Hurrah Bookshop, Political Assassination, Conspiracy & The Kennedy’s, 1986-1992
223 Catalogs, The Last Hurrah Bookshop, Political Assassination, Conspiracy & The Kennedy’s, 1993-1997
224 Newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, Penn Jones, Editor, 1976-1977
225 Newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, Penn Jones, Editor, 1977-1978
226 Newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, Penn Jones, Editor, 1978-1979
227 Newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, Penn Jones, Editor, 1980-1981
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31 Newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, Penn Jones, Editor, 1981-1982
32 Newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, Penn Jones, Editor, 1982-1983
33 Newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, Penn Jones, Editor, 1983-1984
34 Newsletter, The Third Decade, description of contents, 1984-1989
35 Newsletter, The Third Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1984-1985
36 Newsletter, The Third Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1985-1988
37 Newsletter, The Third Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1988-1989
38 Newsletter, The Third Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1990-1991
39 Newsletter, The Third Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1991-1992
310 Newsletter, The Third Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1992-1993
311 Newsletter, The Fourth Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1993-1994
312 Newsletter, The Fourth Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1994-1995
313 Newsletter, The Fourth Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1995-1996
314 Newsletter, The Fourth Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1996-1997
315 Newsletter, The Fourth Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1998-1999
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41 Newsletter, The Fourth Decade, A Journal of Research on the JFK Assassination, Jerry D. Rose, 1999-2001
42 Newsletter, weekly later named “Echoes of Conspiracy”, Paul L. Hoch, 1979
43 Newsletter, Echoes of Conspiracy, Paul L. Hoch, 1980-1982
44 Newsletter, Echoes of Conspiracy, Paul L. Hoch, 1983-1994
45 Newsletter, Grassy Knoll Gazette, R. B. Cutler, 1981-1982
46 Newsletter, Grassy Knoll Gazette, R. B. Cutler, 1983-1988
47 Newsletter, Grassy Knoll Gazette, R. B. Cutler, 1989-1993
48 Newsletter and photograph of Oswald, 1963, Grassy Knoll Gazette, R. B. Cutler, 1990
49 Newsletter, Grassy Knoll Gazette, R. B. Cutler, 1993-1997
410 Original mailer, folder, Grassy Knoll Gazette, 1993
411 Newsletter, Coverups!, Gary Mack, 1982-1986
412 Newsletter, The Kennedy Loyalist, Keri Cassidy and Steve Barber, 1984-1985
413 Newsletter, Assassination U. S. A., Ted Gandolfo, 1985
414 Newsletter, The Investigator, G. J. Rowell, 1986
415 Newsletter, The Investigator, G. J. Rowell, 1991-1993
416 Newsletter, The Investigator, G. J. Rowell, 1994-1995
417 Newsletter, Conflict (The Dorff Report), Robert Dorff, 1990
418 Newsletter, Assassination Archives and Research Center, undated
419 Newsletter, Probe, Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination, 1993-1995
420 Newsletter, Probe, Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination, 1996
421 Newsletter, Probe, Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination, 1996-1997
422 Newsletter, Probe, Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination, 1998-1999
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51 Newsletter, The Truth Will Prevail, JFK Assassination Information Center, 1992
52 Newsletter, Open Secrets, Assassination Archives & Research Center, Citizens for Truth About the Kennedy Assassination, Committee for an Open Archives, 1994, 1995
53 Newsletter, AARC Quarterly, Assassination Archives and Research Center, 1995-1996
Series III Newspapers, Magazines, Clippings and Oversize, 1961-2001
Mainstream media with articles on the Kennedy’s, the Assassination of JFK, and stories about conspiracy theories and cover-ups. Includes incomplete runs of LOOK, Life, Time and Newsweek (selected for relevant content). Large collection of newspapers from November, 1963 with front cover stories. The bulk of the clippings from 1961-1963 focus on images of the Kennedy family and contain few articles.
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54 Time Magazine, 1963-1975, 1991
55 Newsweek, 1963-1993
56 New Times, 1975-1978
57 Skeptic Magazine, 1975, 1998
58 Four Dark Days in History, Special Publications Inc., 1963
59 Playboy, Playgirl, Gallery, 1975-1979
510 Other magazines, 1963-1968
511 Other magazines (continued), 1963-1968
512 Other magazines, 1974-1988
513 Other magazines, 1991-1999
514 Comic book, Shade the Changing Man, 1990
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61 Newspaper clippings, mostly images, 1961-1963
62 Newspaper clippings, mostly images (continued), 1961-1963
63 Newspaper clippings, mostly images (continued), 1961-1963
64 Newspaper clippings, larger size, 1961-1963
65 Magazine clippings, 1961-1963
66 Magazine clippings, larger size, 1961-1963
67 Magazine clippings, mostly images, 1961-1963
68 Clippings, photocopies, 1961-1963, circa 2001
69 Newspapers, full and partial sections, 1975-1988
610 Newspapers, full and partial sections (continued), 1975-1988
611 Newspaper clippings, 1975-1988
612 Newspaper clippings, 1988-1995
613 Newspaper clippings (continued), 1988-1995
614 Newspaper Clippings, 1993-1998
615 Newspapers and newsletters, includes small run or specialized, 1992, undated
616 Magazine clippings and photocopies, 1997-1998
617 Magazine clippings and photocopies, 1988-2001
618 Magazines and photocopies (continued), 1988-2001
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71 Life Magazine, oversize, 1963-1965
72 Life Magazine, oversize, 1966-1991
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81 Post and Saturday Evening Post, Magazines, oversize, 1963-1975
82 Other magazines, oversize, 1960s
83 LOOK Magazine, oversize, 1962-1965
84 LOOK Magazine, oversize, 1965-1967
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91 2 JFK display boars (print and newspaper), oversize, 1968, undated
92 General Edwin A. Walker campaign materials for governor, oversize, 1964
93 Magazine clippings, oversize, 1961-1963
94 Newspapers, full or partial copies, 1960-1963
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10 Newspapers, front page articles on JFK assassination, 1963
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11 Newspapers, full or partial copies, 1964-1969
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12 Newspapers and weeklies, includes Iconoclast and National Enquirer, 1970-2001
Series IV Audio Visual Materials, 1960-2001
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13 Commercial and amateur: audio cassettes, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs and a Super 8 film, 1 full carton, 1960-2001