Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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.

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Institution:
Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Location:
Austin

Description and Relevance of Holding:
The Kennedy Assassination Investigation Collection contains 27 volumes of records of investigation conducted by Texas Attorney General's Office and evidence files. Record types include reports, affidavits, transcripts of radio transmissions, arrest records, telephone logs, photographs, etc. The Texas Supplemental Report summarizes data on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and serious wounding of Governor John B. Connally.

Court of Criminal Appeals records, case file #37900, Jack Rubenstein (a.k.a. Jack Ruby) v. State of Texas (appealed from Criminal District Court # 3 of Dallas County (case # E 4010-J). Case file contains trial briefs, transcripts of the proceedings, statements of fact, arguments to the jury, and letters and motions. The eight volumes of transcripts have been digitized. The juror voir dire material contains confidential information; it would need to be reviewed and redacted prior to use.

Texas Department of Public Safety records, Criminal Law Enforcement Division investigation files. Case file of the Kennedy assassination investigation, containing reports, interviews, radio transmissions, research data, etc., dating 1952-1964.

Access to Holdings:
Most of the collections are open to researchers. The jury voir dire information from the Ruby trial is restricted as discussed above.

Contact:
Ms. Laura Saegert
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
P.O. Box 12927
Austin TX 78711-2927
1201 Brazos St.
Austin TX 78701
512.463.5455
archinfo@tsl.state.tx.us