Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Oct 31 @ 9:27 am
John F Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection



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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Revisit the unforgettable events in Dallas, November 1963, on the 59th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the murders of presumed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and police officer J.D. Tippit.  Guest speaker John Slate, Dallas City Archivist, will present an illustrated lecture on the history and contents of the John F. Kennedy Collection, comprised of records from the Dallas Police Department, in the Dallas Municipal Archives. Transferred to the archives in 1989, the Kennedy collection contains more than 11,400 documents and photographs, including homicide reports, affidavits, witness statements, fingerprint cards, mug shots, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

This event will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 10, at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr.  This is a free event and will be web casted on by clicking on the WATCH button. 

John H. Slate is city archivist for the City of Dallas, where he is responsible for historic city government records in the Dallas Municipal Archives.  A member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and served ten years on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board, he possesses a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, specializing in archival enterprise, from the same institution. He’s written on photography, music, and Texas history and is the author or co-author of the following: Historic Dallas Parks, Lost Austin, Dealey Plaza, and John F. Kennedy Sites in Dallas-Fort Worth.

For additional information, call 214-509-4911.