Oral History

James Kurtz

A sixth grade student in 1963, Kurtz was inspired to become a funeral director after watching President Kennedy’s funeral on television. As a funeral historian for more than forty-five years, he has researched and collected documentation on hundreds of high-profile funerals, including those of Kennedy, Oswald, Ruby, and Tippit. Recorded June 28, 2007, and January 26, 2018.