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[J. D. Tippit's Personnel Record]
Personnel record for Officer J. D. Tippit. Records include applications, salary cards, and notices of injuries sustained on duty.
[Index card inventory of property and evidence]
Index card inventory of property and evidence, sorted alphabetically.
[Memorandum by H. L. Dawson regarding officer's assignments and positions #1]
Handwritten Memorandum by H. L. Dawson describing officer's assignments and positions during the transfer of Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963.
[Handwritten Note Suggesting a Cuban Connection]
Handwritten note by an unknown author suggesting a Cuban connection to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Report from Ray Hawkins to Chief J. E. Curry, concerning the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald #1]
Report written by Ray Hawkins to Chief J. E. Curry concerning the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald. Hawkins describes going to the Texas Theater and grabbing Oswald by the arm with the help of Officer Hutson.
[Report on Officer's duties by F. M. Turner, in regards to the President's murder #2]
Report on Officer's duties by F. M. Turner, in regards to the President's murder. Turner was assigned to the group that met President John F. Kennedy at Love Field Airport and took him to Dallas. After the shooting, Turner followed the motorcade car to Parkland Hospital then reported to the Texas School Book Depository. He took affidavits from witnesses and assisted in the investigation.
[Empty Folder]
Folder originally used to hold items from Box 11, Folder 11.
[Index page filed under "P" from an inventory notebook #6]
Index page from a notebook containing an inventory of information related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and related cases. The page is filed under index tab "P".
[Letter to Henry Wade #2]
Photocopy of a threatening letter written to Henry Wade. In the letter, an unknown author requests that Jack Ruby be released from prison.
[Newspaper Clipping: Author Claims Evidence of Second JFK Assassin #2]
Photocopy of a newspaper article titled "Author Claims Evidence of Second JFK Assassin." The article states that author Richard J. Whalen concluded "that there is circumstantial evidence to support the theory of a second assassin in the shooting of President John F. Kennedy."
[Affidavit in Any Fact - Statement by Linnie Mae Randle, November 22, 1963 #2]
Transcription of a statement by Linnie Mae Randle in which she describes her brother Wesley Frazier's relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Report on Officer's Duties by E. R. Beck, regarding the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald #1]
Report on Officer's Duties by E. R. Beck, regarding Lee Harvey Oswald's murder. Beck states that the officers had trouble lining up the cars for transferring Oswald due to the large crowds of people, and describes the details of the shooting.
[Index page filed under "D" from an inventory notebook #3]
Index page from a notebook containing an inventory of information related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and related cases. The page is filed under index tab "D".
[Voluntary Statement by Arnold Louis Rowland #2]
Voluntary statement by Arnold Louis Rowland, a witness in Dealey Plaza. He states that he noticed a man in the window of the Texas School Book Depository with a rifle pointed towards the road before the motorcade passed by Dealey Plaza. About 15 minutes later the President passed in front of him and he heard three gunshots.
[Correspondence Between Citizens and the Chief of Police]
Correspondence between the Chief of Police and citizens who are requesting information. Citizens range from students to writers. The Chief of Police states that he is unable to provide further information as a matter of department policy.
[Affidavit General by J. W. Fritz, Charging Lee Harvey Oswald with Murder #2]
Affidavit General by Captain J. W. Fritz. The affidavit charges Lee Harvey Oswald with the murder of President John F. Kennedy.
[Report on Officer's Duties by C. N. Dhority]
Report on Officer's Duties by C. N. Dhority in regards to the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Dhority describes his duties on the morning of the shooting, and states the he was backing up Captain Fritz's police car to the basement ramp for the transfer of Oswald. He was watching Oswald walk to the car with other officers when he saw a man move across the right side of the car and shoot him. He states that he rode in the ambulance with Oswald to Parkland Hospital and stayed there until he was pronounced dead.
[Criminal Record of prior arrests of Jack Ruby #1]
Criminal Record of the prior arrests of Jack Ruby. The record includes ten total cards.
[Front Cover to Notebook]
Front cover to a bound notebook containing "letters to Jack Ruby after arrest."
[Blood Alcohol Report on Lee Harvey Oswald]
Blood Alcohol Report on Lee Harvey Oswald, by an unknown author. The report found Oswald negative.
[Crime Scene Section Form by G. M. Doughty]
Crime Scene Section Form by G. M. Doughty, listing a gun and other evidence found in the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Voluntary Statement by Austin Lawrence Miller #1]
Voluntary statement by Austin Lawrence Miller, a witness on top of the triple underpass. Miller describes watching the motorcade proceed to the underpass when he heard gunshots and saw smoke coming from a group of trees.
[Affidavit In Any Fact by James Richard Worrell, Jr. #2]
Affidavit In Any Fact by James Richard Worrell, Jr. concerning seeing a rifle in the window of the Texas School Book Depository. Worrell describes watching the motorcade drive by and hearing gunshots. He noticed a gun in the window of the Depository building and watched it fire another shot. He states that he ran about 100 yards from the building and looked back to see a man exit the building and run the opposite direction.
[Report by Sergeant of Police H. H. Stringer to Chief of Police J. E. Curry, December 3, 1963 #5]
Report from Sergeant of Police H. H. Stringer to Chief of Police J. E. Curry, describing his participation in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Report concerning an interview with Reserve Officer Lieutenant Barnie Merrell]
Handwritten report to Chief J. E. Curry by F. I. Cornwall concerning an interview with Reserve Officer Lieutenant Barnie Merrell. Cornwall states that Merrell was interviewed as to any additional information about the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald that he had not included in his original report. Merrell stated that he did not have anything of significance to add.
[Receipt by Property Clerk for Man's Black Leather Belt #3]
Property clerk's invoice or receipt of a man's black leather belt. The item was received from the jail office filed under Oswald, Lee H.
[Report on Officer's Duties by C. W. Brown, in regards to the President's murder #2]
Report on Officer's duties by C. W. Brown, in regards to the President's murder. Brown states that he was booking an arrested prisoner when he learned of the President's death, and proceeded to report to the Texas School Book Depository. He brought three employees to the Homicide Office to take their affidavits. He continued the investigation throughout the day at the office.
[Report from T. A. Hutson to Chief J. E. Curry, concerning the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald #1]
Report written by T. A. Hutson to Chief J. E. Curry concerning the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald. Hutson states that he was searching for the suspect who shot Officer J. D. Tippit when he proceeded to the Texas Theater. He describes locating Oswald in the theater and apprehending him from behind.
[Warrant of Arrest charging Lee Harvey Oswald with the murder of John F. Kennedy]
Warrant of Arrest by David Johnston, formally charging Lee Harvey Oswald with the murder of John F. Kennedy.
[Cover for Intelligence File]
Notebook cover which reads: "DPD Intell. File Oswald. Book 1."
[Index Tab XYZ #2]
Photocopy of an index tab labeled "XYZ."
[Telegrams to Jack Ruby from Jim Stone and Virginia Ditullio, November 24, 1963 #1]
Individual telegrams by Jim Stone and Virginia Ditullio to Jack Ruby, congratulating him and thanking him for assassinating Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Telegrams to Jack Ruby from Josephine Dallinger and Robert O'Shea, November 24, 1963 #1]
Individual telegrams by Josephine Dallinger and Robert O' Shea to Jack Ruby, congratulating him for assassinating Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Statement by L. C. Taylor, concerning the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald]
Statement by L. C. Taylor concerning officer's assignment, the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, and familiarity with Jack Ruby. Taylor describes his duties and observations on the day of the shooting of Oswald, and states that he had met Jack Ruby while working when he (Ruby) owned the Vegas Club.
[Letter to Police Department, January 4, 1967]
Photocopy of a letter mailed to the Chief of Police in Dallas, Texas on January 4th, 1967. The letter regards the Kennedy assassination and Jack Ruby. It is largely illegible.
[Report to W. P. Gannaway by R. W. Westphal, February 15, 1964]
Criminal intelligence report addressed to Captain W. P. Gannaway of the Special Service Bureau. The report, which was submitted by detective H. M. Hart, lists prospective jurors for the Jack Ruby case.
[Jailer's Release Form for the transfer of Lee Harvey Oswald #4]
Photocopy of two forms which release Lee Harvey Oswald from jail and into the custody of officers at various times on the 23rd of November, 1963. The forms are signed by the jailers and officers. On the bottommost form the following is written in large letters: "DECEASED."
[Correspondence Between Doyle Batey and Charles Batchelor]
Correspondence between Mr. Doyle Batey and Chief Charles Batchelor. In his letter, Batey requests that the Dallas Police Department send him photos of Lee Harvey Oswald. Charles Batchelor responds that he is unable to do so and suggests that Batey contact the United States Department of Justice.
[Case Report on Lee Harvey Oswald by J. W. Fritz #1]
Case Report on Lee Harvey Oswald written by J. W. Fritz. Includes a list of witnesses and summaries of their statements.
[Front Covers to Jack Ruby File]
Front cover to the Intelligence File on Jack Ruby for the years 1956 to 1964.
[Jack Ruby's Notes]
Notes by Jack Ruby which were discovered behind the refrigerator in his former apartment. The notes are largely composed of doodles, names, and various numbers.
[Warrant of Arrest for Lee Harvey Oswald's Murder of John F. Kennedy, by David Johnston, November 22, 1963 #1]
Warrant of Arrest for Lee Harvey Oswald issued by David Johnston charging him for the murder of President John F. Kennedy.
[Second Floor of Texas School Book Depository]
Photograph taken on the second floor of the Texas School Book Depository. The photograph features a lunch room. Lunch tables are pushed against the walls of the room.
[Report concerning an interview with C. Goolsby]
Report to Chief J. E. Curry by C. C. Wallace concerning an interview with C. Goolsby. Wallace states that Goolsby was interviewed for any information not included in his original report. Goolsby added that he did not know Jack Ruby and did not know how he got into the basement of City Hall.
[Report on Officer's Duties by L. C. Graves, in regards to Lee Harvey Oswald's murder #1]
Report on Officer's duties by L. C. Graves, in regards to Lee Harvey Oswald's murder. Graves describes helping other officers in the transfer of Oswald to the County Jail. He states that Jack Ruby sprang forward out of a line of camera men outside the jail office, and fired one round from a pistol into Oswald's stomach.
[Homicide Report by J. R. Leavelle for Lee Harvey Oswald]
Original Investigation Bureau copy of the homicide report for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, filed by J. R. Leavelle.
[Affidavit in Any Fact - Statement by Marina Oswald, November 22, 1963 #2]
Transcription of a statement by Marina Oswald, wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, in which she gives a brief description of events from the time she met Lee to the morning the cops went to her house.
[Supplementary Offense Report Concerning Shooting of Officer Tippit #5]
Microfilm copy of a supplementary offense report by R. A. Davenport and W. R. Bardin. The officers met the ambulance which carried Officer Tippit to Methodist Hospital. At the hospital, the officers assisted in transporting Officer Tippit to the emergency room and observed as staff tried to save his life. A bullet and button were removed from his wound after he died.
[Laboratory Report of nitrate tests on the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald]
Laboratory Report by an unknown author of photocopies of nitrate tests done on the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Statement by Billy Joe Willis]
Handwritten statement by Billy Joe Willis. Willis had known Jack Ruby for twelve years. He states that he worked for Ruby as a drummer and that Ruby took the death of the President very hard. Billy's girlfriend, Joan McClune, telephoned him to tell him that Ruby had killed Oswald.