Texas Christian University

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:
Mary Saffell
Mary Couts Burnett Library
TCU Box 298400
Fort Worth, TX 76129
817.257.7108
mailto:mary.saffell@tcu.edu