The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 sent shockwaves around the world, and the daily newspapers recorded every detail in giant headlines and gallons of printer's ink. From the jubilant coverage of Kennedy's visit to Texas to the first evening and special editions announcing the news of his assassination, American newspapers became an important source of information for a country thrown into chaos.
This collection features newspapers gifted to the Poage Legislative Library as part of collections received from Jack Hightower, Penn Jones and Bob Poage. Each man collected numerous issues of major American newspapers in the days immediately surrounding Kennedy's murder in Dallas. They are presented here as a curated collection focused on newspaper accounts of the crisis as it unfolded.
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Items in this collection were created from complete originals; however, only pages dealing with President Kennedy and/or his assassination were included in these digital objects. Omitted pages are available for review by in-person researchers. Contact the Poage Legislative Library for more information.
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