Southwestern University

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.


Southwestern University
A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center


Description and Relevance of Holding:
Senator John G. Tower Papers consist primarily of materials that Senator Tower accumulated during his 24 years in the Senate. Senator Tower was a leader in Republican Party politics in Texas and on the national level. The collection has a few Kennedy items. Of special note are photocopies of correspondence between Senator Tower, Lee Harvey Oswald and the State Department. Oswald contacted Tower when trying to return to the United States from the Soviet Union. The collection also contains letters from citizens responding to the assassination, including several telegrams and letters blaming the "John Birchers" and "ultra-right wingers" for Kennedy's death.  

Access to Holdings:
The collections are open to researchers upon request.

Ms. Kathryn Stallard
Head of Special Collections
Senator John G. Tower Archivist
A. Frank Smith Jr. Library Center
Southwestern University
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX  78617-0770