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[Affidavit regarding seizure of slaves]

Description: An affidavit—related to a legal dispute between William R. Smith and John W. Cloud ("Smith v. Cloud")—by Sheriff William McMaster regarding his seizure of a female slave named Grace and her three children.
Date: January 2, 1844
Creator: McMaster, William
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Affidavit by Danny Garcia Arce]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by Danny Garcia Arce, an employee at the Texas Book Depository. Danny worked on the sixth floor on the morning of the 22nd, but went down on the street at lunchtime to watch the parade. He heard three shots and a woman screamed that the president had been shot. Earlier in the day he had seen an old man in a brown suit leave the building and drive off in a black Buick. At 8:00 AM he had seen Lee Harvey Oswald on the first floor of the building. He identified Lee Harvey Oswald as he was brought into the Homicide Bureau.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit by Jack E. Dougherty #1]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by Jack E. Dougherty. Dougherty states that he has worked at the Texas School Book Depository since 1952. On the day that the president was assassinated, Dougherty worked on the sixth floor until noon, at which point he went downstairs to eat lunch. He heard shots from the fifth floor which sounded like they were coming from inside the building. He saw Lee Harvey Oswald on the sixth floor before he ate lunch, but not afterward.
Date: 1963-11~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit by M. L. Baker]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by M. L. Baker. Baker was a motorcycle escort for President Kennedy. He heard three shots and, realizing they were rifle shots, tried to figure out where they came from. Upon finding the building, he entered and was escorted by the building manager to the stairs.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit by W. W. Scoggins]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by W. W. Scoggins. Scoggins drove his cab to a gentleman's club and purchased a cold drink to go with his lunch. Returning to his cab, he was beginning to eat his lunch when he saw an officer get out of his car and speak to a man. Scoggins heard three or four shots and the officer fell. He reported the incident to his dispatcher and the dispatcher called an ambulance to the scene.
Date: November 23, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit by William H. Shelly]

Description: 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.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit by Billy Nolan Lovelady #1]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by Billy Nolan Lovelady. Lovelady was working on the sixth floor on the morning of November 22nd. When the President's car passed by, he and Shelly were standing outside the building. The car was about fifty yards away when shots were heard. Lovelady went back inside the building and escorted some police officers inside. He did not see anyone in the building who was not supposed to be there.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit by Billy Nolan Lovelady #2]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by Billy Nolan Lovelady. Lovelady was working on the sixth floor on the morning of November 22nd. When the President's car passed by, he and Shelly were standing outside the building. The car was about fifty yards away when shots were heard. Lovelady went back inside the building and escorted some police officers inside. He did not see anyone in the building who was not supposed to be there.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit by Charles Douglas Givens #1]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by Charles Douglas Givens. Givens took a lunch break at noon and went down to the street. He and a friend who worked at a parking lot watched the President's car pass by. When they returned to the parking lot, they heard three shots.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit In Any Fact by Bonnie Ray Williams #2]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by Bonnie Ray Williams, an employee at the Texas School Book Depository, who worked on the sixth floor on November 22nd. At lunchtime Williams went to the fifth floor with a man named Hank where they saw the President pass and heard two shots, which sounded as though they came from just above them. Williams saw Lee Harvey Oswald when she arrived at the building at 8 AM and recognized him when he was brought into the Homicide Bureau.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Affidavit In Any Fact by Bonnie Ray Williams #3]

Description: Handwritten affidavit by Bonnie Ray Williams, an employee at the Texas School Book Depository, who worked on the sixth floor on November 22nd. At lunchtime Bonnie went to the fifth floor with a man named Hank where they saw the President pass and heard two shots, which sounded as though they came from just above them. Bonnie saw Lee Harvey Oswald when he arrived at the building at 8 AM and recognized him when he was brought into the Homicide Bureau.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Statement by R. A. Reid]

Description: Handwritten statement by Mrs. R. A. Reid. Reid worked for the Texas School Book Depository and took a lunch break at 12 PM on November 22nd. She went outside to watch the parade and heard three shots. She returned to the office on the second floor and saw Lee Harvey Oswald coming through the back office door. At the time she did not know his name. He mumbled in response to her exclamation that the president had been shot at and she did not see him again.
Date: November 23, 1963
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Statement by J. E. Curry and Other Letters]

Description: Statement by Chief J. E. Curry regarding his actions on the day the President was assassinated. Curry states that he was driving the lead car in the President's motorcade. Writers of the remaining letters request information from the Dallas Police Department and Congressmen.
Date: [1963-11-22..1964-03-10]
Creator: Dallas (Tex.) Police Department.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives