Oral History

Vivian Castleberry

Considered the “grandmother of women journalists in Dallas,” Castleberry was the longtime editor of women’s news at the Dallas Times Herald. On the day of the assassination, she was waiting at the Trade Mart to cover Jackie Kennedy’s visit to the city. After the shooting, Castleberry worked in the Times Herald newsroom and wrote several human interest stories that weekend. Recorded October 14, 1991, August 19, 2004, August 2, 2006, April 18, 2008, August 5, 2009, and June 15, 2015.

Ms. Castleberry passed away on October 4, 2017.