[Journal of J. Waymon Rose, juror during Jack Ruby's murder trial]

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Mohawk theme book used as a journal by Ruby trial juror, J. Waymon Rose. A salesman for a Dallas furniture manufacturer, Rose was selected as the tenth juror in the 1964 trial of Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. At his wife's suggestion, Mr. Rose kept a detailed journal of his experiences during the course of the trial, detailing the living conditions and limited activities of himself and his fellow jurors as well as his personal thoughts on Jack Ruby, his attorneys and the trial as a whole. The journal contains 50 handwritten pages within a spiral-bound ... continued below

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[49] p. ; 20 x 26 cm.

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Rose, J. Waymon February 28, 1964.

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza first opened its doors in 1989 on the sixth and seventh floors of the building formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, the site of the infamous assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Mohawk theme book used as a journal by Ruby trial juror, J. Waymon Rose. A salesman for a Dallas furniture manufacturer, Rose was selected as the tenth juror in the 1964 trial of Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. At his wife's suggestion, Mr. Rose kept a detailed journal of his experiences during the course of the trial, detailing the living conditions and limited activities of himself and his fellow jurors as well as his personal thoughts on Jack Ruby, his attorneys and the trial as a whole.

The journal contains 50 handwritten pages within a spiral-bound notebook of 76 pages.

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[49] p. ; 20 x 26 cm.

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection

Materials from the Dallas Police Department's extensive investigation of the John F. Kennedy assassination and the events that followed. The collection includes photos taken by Dallas Times Herald photographers.

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  • February 28, 1964

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  • February 28, 1964 - 1964-03-13~

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  • Nov. 12, 2013, 2:25 p.m.

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Rose, J. Waymon. [Journal of J. Waymon Rose, juror during Jack Ruby's murder trial], text, February 28, 1964; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth337258/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.