Oral History

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Val Imm Bashour

A society columnist for the Dallas Times Herald, she was at Dallas Love Field and Parkland Memorial Hospital on November 22, 1963. Recorded September 20, 1995, and July 23, 1997.

Jake Ingebrigtson

Born sixteen years after the Kennedy assassination, Ingebrigtson has maintained a lifelong interest in the subject, collecting books and meeting a number of eyewitnesses, including the late Phil Willis. He attended the commemorative ceremony in Dealey Plaza on the fiftieth anniversary in 2013. Recorded November 20, 2015.

Lovita Irby

A teenager in 1963, Irby was near the corner of Elm and Houston streets at the time of the assassination. In 1991, she served as a consultant to Oliver Stone during the making of his film JFK. In that capacity, she met many of the key participants and extensively photographed the production in Dallas; she later donated many of those photographs to the Museum. Recorded March 9 and June 2, 2005, and January 30, 2017.

Ms. Irby passed away on January 29, 2021.

Sheila Irons

Irons saw the Kennedy motorcade on Main Street. She and her family had moved from Pennsylvania to Texas ten years earlier and were all enthusiastic supporters of President and Mrs. Kennedy. Recorded March 19, 2009.

Lou Ivon

As chief investigator for New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, Ivon was heavily involved in Garrison’s controversial assassination investigation and the subsequent trial of Clay Shaw. Recorded July 12, 2012.

Mr. Ivon passed away on December 18, 2012.