Reading Room

Overlooking Dealey Plaza, the Reading Room is a place for researchers to access the Museum’s vast collection of films, photographs, artifacts, and oral history recordings.

Featured Titles

A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech by Shana Corey and R. Gregory Christie

With quotes from John F. Kennedy’s speeches, this biography offers an account of a tumultuous time for civil rights and poses questions about effecting positive change today.

Featured Titles

Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era by Asa McKercher

Explores the political, economic and military elements in Canada-United States relations during John F. Kennedy’s presidency in the early 1960s.

Featured Titles

Forty Ways to Look at JFK by Gretchen Rubin

Rubin highlights John F. Kennedy’s high ideals, wit, glamorous family, and unforgettable charisma, in contrast with his shrewd manipulation of the press and his exploitation of imagery.

Featured Titles

Jackie by Pablo Larrain [BluRay/DVD]

Natalie Portman stars in this powerfully stirring drama as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whose faith and strength see her through the death of President John F. Kennedy.

Featured Titles

Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision During the Cuban Missile Crisis by David R. Gibson

Gibson examines the historic audio recordings that President Kennedy secretly taped during discussions with his advisers during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Featured Titles

The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Biography by Michael J. Hogan

Considers how John F. Kennedy constructed a popular image of himself and offers perspective on Kennedy’s afterlife in American memory.