Texas Christian 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.

Institution:
Texas Christian University
Special Collections

Location:
Fort Worth

Description and Relevance of Holding:
The Marguerite Oswald Collection contains manuscripts from press conferences, lectures, radio programs, legal documents, letters, photocopies of Lee Harvey Oswald letters, scrapbooks, sound recordings, photographs, drawings, ephemera, personal records, annotated articles, and publications by Marguerite Oswald that provide a glimpse into the life and character of Lee Harvey Oswald through his mother. This collection evolved through Marguerite's efforts to prove her son innocent of involvement in the assassination or that he was a small part of a conspiracy. Mrs. Oswald secondarily attempted to generate income using her collection of assassination material, hence certain original documents are missing. Papers, books, and publications annotated by Mrs. Oswald reveal her personality.

The Jim Wright Collection contains a letter sent to Speaker Wright a year or two before the assassination from Marguerite Oswald asking for help finding Lee Harvey Oswald in the Soviet Union. A detailed finding aid is available for this collection.

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

Contact:
Mr. Roger Rainwater
Mary Couts Burnett Library
TCU Box 298400
Fort Worth, TX 76129
817.257.6604
r.rainwater@tcu.edu