Oral History

Jane Dryden Louis

A sixth grader in Austin, Texas, Louis was planning on attending the presidential banquet on the evening of November 22, 1963, when the assassination took place. She wrote Jackie Kennedy over two dozen letters over the next six months, one of which was included in Dr. Ellen Fitzpatrick’s book, Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation (2010). Recorded October 4, 2010.