University of North Texas, Archives and Rare Books




University of North Texas
Archives and Rare Books


Description and Relevance of Holding:
The Kennedy Assassination Oral History Project contains interview transcripts for Elston Brooks, Judge Sarah T. (Tilghman) Hughes, Earle Cabelle, and Mary George Billingsley Sullivan. The oral history of Elston Brooks, a journalist, concerns his experiences as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram during the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the funeral of Lee Harvey Oswald. Sarah Tilghman Hughes describes her experiences and her activities during the Kennedy-Johnson campaign (1960) and her administration of the oath of office to Lyndon Johnson after the assassination of President Kennedy (1963). Earle Cabelle discusses his term as mayor of Dallas (1961-1965) and the Kennedy assassination. Mary George Billingsley Sullivan was a longtime Denton County resident. The interview concerns her family history and recollections of various events including the Kennedy assassination.

Sarah T. Hughes Papers and Related Collections
The UNT Archive holds three collections related to the life and career of Judge Sarah T. Hughes. The Hughes papers (H.M. 58) contain personal correspondence related to the Kennedy assassination and her administration of the oath of office to Lyndon Johnson. Her collection also includes photographs and papers to her career and organizational activity.  The Constance Dudley papers (AR 0729) consist primarily of speech notes and correspondence kept by the niece of Judge Hughes. The Gwen Graul papers (AR 0161) contain correspondence between Judge Hughes and Gwen Graul, clerk of the 14th District Court of Texas.

Finding aids:

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

Morgan Davis
Head, Archives and Rare Books
University of North Texas Libraries
1155 Union Circle
Denton, TX  76203-2413
(940) 369-8657