[Affidavit by William H. Shelly]

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Handwritten affidavits by William H. Shelly. Shelly states that he was watching the president in the parade when he heard three shots. He encountered a woman who also works in the Texas School Book Depository who was crying and said that the president had been killed. He went back to the building, called his wife to tell her the news, and watched the elevator to make certain that no one exited. Shelly had supervised Lee Harvey Oswald closely since he started working at the Texas School Book Depository. Oswald kept to himself and took walks at noon.

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[2] p. ; 28 cm.

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Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept. November 22, 1963.

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Handwritten affidavits by William H. Shelly. Shelly states that he was watching the president in the parade when he heard three shots. He encountered a woman who also works in the Texas School Book Depository who was crying and said that the president had been killed. He went back to the building, called his wife to tell her the news, and watched the elevator to make certain that no one exited. Shelly had supervised Lee Harvey Oswald closely since he started working at the Texas School Book Depository. Oswald kept to himself and took walks at noon.

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[2] p. ; 28 cm.

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John F. Kennedy, Dallas Police Department Collection

The John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection contains 404 photographs that include the sniper's nest in downtown Dallas Texas School Book Depository Building, where Oswald allegedly fired on Kennedys motorcade; the back and front yards of the boarding house at 214 Neely; Dealey Plaza; the intersection at Tenth Street and Patton Avenue where Oswald allegedly fatally shot Dallas patrolman J.D. Tippit; interiors of the Texas Theater, where Oswald was arrested by Dallas police; and the basement of Dallas City Hall, where Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald on Nov. 24, 1963.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection features more than 11, 000 pages of investigative materials from the Dallas Police Department's extensive investigation currently housed at the Dallas Municipal Archives. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza contributed approximately 700 black-and-white news images taken by the Dallas Times Herald's photographers that documents the events surrounding the assassination and four handwritten journals from jurors who sat on the Jack Ruby trial.

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Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept. [Affidavit by William H. Shelly], legal document, November 22, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth337254/: accessed December 7, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.