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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library – UT Southwestern Archives


Description and Relevance of Holding:
Parkland Memorial Hospital is where President John F. Kennedy, Governor John Connally, and Lee Harvey Oswald received medical treatment after being shot.

The Parkland Hospital Collection is arranged into three record series. Series 1 of the Parkland Hospital Collection consists of publications by and about Parkland Hospital (later known as Parkland Memorial Hospital), various hospital reports, policy/procedure manuals, news clippings, newsletter periodicals, and Parkland School of Nursing student handbooks. The collection also includes yearbooks of the Parkland School of Nursing, which was open from 1914 to 1955. There are a few records in the collection related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, including correspondence, news clippings, personal recollections, and speeches. Series 2 has a number of magazine and newspaper articles relevant to President Kennedy’s assassination and the history of Parkland Memorial Hospital. Series 3 contains photographs documenting the built environment of Parkland, house staff and residents, and patient care. There are no original photos that pertain to treatment of JFK, Governor John Connally or Lee Harvey Oswald at the hospital.

The UT Southwestern Photo Collection and News and Publications Photo Collection contain photographs of some of the physicians (such as G. Thomas Shires, Robert N. McClelland and C. James Carrico) who treated JFK and/or Connally on November 22, 1963. Photos of some physicians who treated Oswald are also in the collection. A few of the photos date from circa 1963, while others are from earlier or later.

Access to Holdings:
Materials are to be used under supervision of the Archives staff.


Chianta Dorsey
University Archivist & Manager of Special Collections & Archives
Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
Office: 214-648-8991
Email: Chianta.Dorsey@utsouthwestern.edu