Oral History

William Allen

An United Press International photographer on the staff of the Dallas Times Herald in 1963, Allen photographed President Kennedy at the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth and took a number of images in Dealey Plaza and on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository following the assassination. His photographs of the infamous “three tramps” arrested in Dealey Plaza have generated significant research interest over the years. In 1964, Allen covered the Jack Ruby trial. Recorded November 17 and November 18, 2014.