Dallas Municipal Archives

JFK Consortium

The JFK Resource Consortium was created by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to gather the rich and diverse
JFK-related collections located across the state of Texas and present them in a single portal.  

Researchers, students, educators, journalists and the general public can use this research tool to locate materials such as documents, correspondence, photographs, oral histories, artifacts and archival footage related to President Kennedy's life, legacy and assassination.

Each member institution page lists the location of the collection, a brief description of the holding and its relevance to President Kennedy, how to access the collection, and contact information. Institutional logos provide direct links to the member's web site.


Dallas Municipal Archives


Description and Relevance of Holding:
The John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection was opened to researchers in 1989 when the Dallas Police Department transferred all police records relating to the assassination to the Dallas Municipal Archives in the Office of the City Secretary. It contains 11,406 documents and photographs, including homicide reports, affidavits, witness statements, newspaper clippings and correspondences. The Municipal Archives holds the original files, except those that have been permanently transferred to the federal government.

Access to Holdings:
The 404 photographs are digitized and available through the University of North Texas, Portal to Texas History. All other materials in the collection are digitized and available via the Municipal Archives website or on microfilm.

Mr. John Slate
City Archivist
City Secretary's Office
1500 Marilla Street
5D South
Dallas, TX 75201