University of Texas at Dallas

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:
University of Texas at Dallas
McDermott Library

Location:
Richardson

Description and Relevance of Holding:
Special collections contains an article about the Trade Mart luncheon at the time of the assassination from a local newspaper Richardson Daily News. An invitation for Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Sewell to the Trade Mart event. JFK's Trade Mart speech addressing the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (formerly known as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest).

Oral history of the Trade Mart scene on Nov. 22, 1963 from Denise Hales, wife of geologist Anton Hales. Hales served as the first Head of the Geoscience Division at the Southwest Centre for Advanced Studies (later the University of Texas at Dallas) from 1962 to 1973. 

The Wineburgh Philatelic Library contains reference material about JFK and Kennedy family stamps from around the world.

The History of Aviation Collection contains a signed 1952 letter from Congressman John F. Kennedy to Civil Air Transport pilot Joe Rosbert and a similar letter from Robert F. Kennedy to Rosbert.

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

Contact:
Mr. Paul Oelkrug
Coordinator for Special Collections
800 West Campbell Rd., MC33
Richardson, TX  75080
972.883.4951
oelkrug@utdallas.edu