[Letters Sent to Jack Ruby in Jail]

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Poor quality photocopies of letters which were sent to Jack Ruby during his time at Dallas County Jail. The letters were written by citizens, many of whom express an interest in his well-being and spirituality.

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[66] p. ; 35 cm.

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Dallas (Tex.) Police Department. 1964~.

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This letter is part of the collection entitled: John F. Kennedy, Dallas Police Department Collection and one other and was provided by Dallas Municipal Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 175 times . More information about this letter can be viewed below.

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Dallas Municipal Archives

Since 1985, the Archives have kept more than 2,000 cubic feet of materials open to the public by appointment. These materials include departmental documents, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and much more; they document historical events like the Kennedy assassination and Clyde Barrow gang's activities.

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Description

Poor quality photocopies of letters which were sent to Jack Ruby during his time at Dallas County Jail. The letters were written by citizens, many of whom express an interest in his well-being and spirituality.

Physical Description

[66] p. ; 35 cm.

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Part of the Dallas Police Department Collection.

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John F. Kennedy, Dallas Police Department Collection

The more than 400 photos in this collection document the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath. It includes images of the sniper's nest where Oswald allegedly fired on Kennedy's motorcade; Oswald's house at 214 Neely; Dealey Plaza; the Texas Theater; the basement of Dallas City Hall where Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald; and more.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection

More than 11,000 pages of investigative materials from the Dallas Police Department's extensive investigation make up this collection. It also includes approximately 700 black and white images taken by Dallas Times Herald photographers that documented the events surrounding the assassination and four handwritten journals from jurors who sat on the Jack Ruby trial.

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  • 1964~

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Sept. 29, 2013, 11:29 p.m.

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  • Jan. 13, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

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Dallas (Tex.) Police Department. [Letters Sent to Jack Ruby in Jail], letter, 1964~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth340585/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.