Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator||City of Dallas Aviation Department|
Title||Aviation Director Files Related to President John F. Kennedy|
Quantity||.25 linear inch|
Abstract||Schedules, photographs, correspondence|
Records are in English|
Scope and Content
Collection contains schedules, notes, and other preparatory materials for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on November 22, 1963, names of people for specific assignments, a small piece of paper notifying that someone from an Air Force Base had called while the Aviation Director was out, and multiple maps pertaining to Love Field Airport.
A set of documents from 2013 shows images and maps of the location of the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson at Love Field. These documents were used to decide the placement of the historical marker at Love Field. Collection also includes correspondence and documentation related to the historical marker.
Love Field is owned and operated by the City of Dallas Department of Aviation. It is named for Lieutenant Moss L. Love, who was killed during a training flight at San Diego, California, on September 4, 1913. On October 19, 1917, Love Field was leased to the United States Army by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce as an Army Air Corps training base. After World War I, the airfield was used for commercial business. In 1927, the City purchased 167 acres of the field, and passenger service began. Major additions to the land were acquired in 1931 (from the development Love Field Acres) and again in 1941. The airport presently rests on 1,300 acres of land and serves eight million passengers a year. Its airport code is DAL.
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy arrived at Love Field on Air Force One and was assassinated in Dealey Plaza less than one hour later while his motorcade was traveling from Love Field to the Dallas Trade Mart. He died at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Texas Governor John Connally was riding in the presidential limousine and was seriously wounded. Ninety minutes after the assassination, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president by Judge Sarah Hughes aboard Air Force One before departing from Love Field for Washington D.C.
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Citation Aviation Director Files Related to President John F. Kennedy, 1963-1964, 2011-2013 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
2014-002 William Oren Trogdon John F. Kennedy Assassination Research Collection, 1952-1964
Dallas Love Field
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination
|1||1||Aviation director November 22, 1963, planning notes, 1963|
|3||LBJ inauguration location, 2011-2013|