Southwestern University



Southwestern University
A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center


Description and Relevance of Holding:
Senator John G. Tower Papers consist primarily of materials that Senator Tower accumulated during his 24 years in the Senate. Senator Tower was a leader in Republican Party politics in Texas and on the national level. The collection has a few Kennedy items. Of special note are photocopies of correspondence between Senator Tower, Lee Harvey Oswald and the State Department. Oswald contacted Tower when trying to return to the United States from the Soviet Union. The collection also contains letters from citizens responding to the assassination, including several telegrams and letters blaming the “John Birchers” and “ultra-right wingers” for Kennedy’s death.

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

Kathryn Stallard
Head of Special Collections
Senator John G. Tower Archivist
A. Frank Smith Jr. Library Center
Southwestern University
P.O. Box 770
Georgetown, TX  78617-0770