John F. Kennedy & Warren Commission

On Sept. 24, 1964, the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (aka the Warren Commission) delivered its report on John F. Kennedy‘s assassination to President Lyndon B. Johnson. President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX, on November 22, 1963. You may be aware that there was a lot of controversy about this assassination. Who dunnit? Was it really just “lone gunman” Lee Harvey Oswald, as the Warren Commission concluded? There have been other theories over time, some pointing to conflicting details within the Commission’s own report.

Killing of a President coverIf you are interested in this bit of history, Andersen Library has materials that you could use! You can read the Warren Commission report and supporting volumes of evidence (2nd-floor Federal Documents Collection, PR 36.8:R 29 or 3rd-floor Main Collection, E842.9 .A55 1964a). There also are many books about the assassination and the investigation that can be identified by searching the HALCAT Andersen Library Catalog, Conpsiracy title coversuch as Rush to judgment: A critique of the Warren Commission’s inquiry into the murders of President John F. Kennedy, Officer J. D. Tippitt, and Lee Harvey Oswald (3rd-floor Main Collection, E842.9 .L3), The weight of the evidence; the Warren report and its critics (3rd-floor Main Collection, E842.9 .A68), The killing of a president: the complete photographic record of the JFK Assassination, the conspiracy and the cover-up (3rd-floor Main Collection, E842.9 .G76 1993), and Conspiracy in Camelot: The complete history of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (NetLibrary online book).

There also are many articles in journals, magazines and newspapers that could be found using the Library’s article databases. For example, searching America: History and Life would find articles including “Top ten myths of the Kennedy assassination” (American History, 2003, v.38, no.5, pp58+).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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