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JFK Final Days Captured in Historic Documents, Interviews, Audio, & Films

BACM Research/ has announced the publishing of historic documents and media related to President John F. Kennedy’s November 1963 Dallas Trip, his death, the Johnson Administration transition, and Kennedy’s funeral.

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BACM Research/ has announced the publishing of historic documents and media related to President John F. Kennedy’s November 1963 Dallas Trip, his death, the Johnson Administration transition, and Kennedy’s funeral. has published a complete description of this collection and sample documents at

Jerry Spencer, BACM Research research director says that material in the collection was drawn from National Archives and Records Administration and the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential libraries. The selected material includes 1,843 pages of documents, 966 minutes of audio, and 1 hour and 35 minutes of video.

Highlights include:

Interviews of Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, and Lady Bird Johnson.

President Kennedy’s Texas trip schedule, which highlights the necessity of choosing between the Trade Mart and the Dallas Fairgrounds as the location for John F. Kennedy’s Dallas luncheon and speech. The Trade Mart was finally selected, which took the motorcade past the Texas School Book Depository.

A folder of correspondences documents the political climate in Texas, the Democratic Party, local elections, and views of President John F. Kennedy. Includes correspondences conveying concern about the safety of the President in Texas.
A folder contains correspondence regarding President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Texas. Topics including numerous requests from individuals and organizations to meet the President, the Democratic Party in the state, and the exclusion of Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough from various events. Includes telegrams expressing frustration that the President’s tentative Dallas schedule included only private appearances at invitation-only events.

Page of notations written by President Kennedy aboard Air Force One during the flight from Carswell Air Force Base to Love Field in Dallas on November 22, 1963. This may be the last item of thoughts ever written by President Kennedy. 

A folder containing note cards with handwritten notations by President John F. Kennedy for an undelivered speech at the Dallas Trade Mart, intended for the Dallas Citizens Council concerning the qualities of successful leadership and the crucial elements to the country’s defense and security, such as nuclear power, military strength, foreign aid, supremacy in space, and domestic stability. The speech contains the famous line, “We in this country, in this generation, are - by destiny rather than choice - the watchmen on the walls of world freedom.”

A sample of the 1.5 million letters of condolence from around the world received by Jacqueline Kennedy. The samples in this collection are from a “VIP” folder and includes condolences from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nikita Khrushchev, General Douglas MacArthur, Duke Ellington, Myrlie Evers, widow of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Indira Gandhi, Cary Grant, Ezra Pound, and Marie Tippit, widow of police officer JD Tippit, who was also killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963.

Messages regarding DEFCON status soon after the assassination of President Kennedy.

President Johnson’s Daily Diary/Log for November 22, 1963. Includes a chronology of activity, a list of who Johnson spoke to on the phone or met in person, notes made by Johnson’s personal secretary Marie Fehmer aboard Air Force One while en route to Washington D.C., account of the shooting dictated by Congressman Jack Brooks to Fehmer aboard Air Force One, and account of activity at Parkland Hospital dictated by Johnson aide Cliff Carter to Fehmer.

A transcript of an 11/23/1963 10:01 AM phone conversation between President Johnson and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover updates LBJ on the investigation of Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of JFK, Oswald’s purchases of guns used in killing JFK and J.D. Tippit, and Oswald’s contacts with the Soviet embassy in Mexico City.

Warren Commission subject files covering planning and preparations for the Dallas trip, the presidential motorcade, the shots fired at Kennedy, Kennedy’s death, activity at Parkland Hospital, and returning of the President’s remains to Washington. Collected from material produced by the FBI, Secret Service, County of Dallas Sheriff’s Department, and the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy.

The collection is titled: John F. Kennedy: November 22-25, 1963: Documents, Interviews, Audio Recordings, and Films
About BACM Research

BACM Research through publishes documentary historical research collections. Materials cover Presidencies, Historical Figures, Historical Events, Celebrities, Organized Crime, Politics, Military Operations, Famous Crimes, Intelligence Gathering, Espionage, Civil Rights, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and more.

Source material from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Secret Service, National Security Council, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Justice, National Archive Records and Administration, and Presidential Libraries.


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