Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator||Dallas Municipal Archives|
Title||City of Dallas John F. Kennedy Commemoration|
1.88 linear feet|
Abstract||Materials documenting the City of Dallas official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.|
Records are in English|
Scope and Content
The Collection documents
the City of Dallas official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November, 2013. President
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, an
event that has defined the City of Dallas in many ways. Dallas Police
Department Patrolman J.D. Tippit, who was on patrol in Oak Cliff the afternoon of the assassination, was killed in the line of duty by Lee Harvey Oswald.
The City of Dallas has held few commemorations since these tragedies, but as the 50th anniversary approached Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings appointed a planning and fundraising committee to prepare for a formal observance.
Public donations covered the cost, and no tax money was used. Philanthropist Ruth Altschuler served as committee chair.
The city held a public memorial ceremony on November 22, 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination.
Bells tolled across the city, and the event featured historian David McCullough, who read from Kennedy’s presidential speeches; speeches by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and religious leaders; a performance of the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club; and a moment of silence.
The collection documents the planning of the event, commemorative ephemera, and documentation photography of an exhibit by the Dallas Municipal Archives, and the commemoration event. Audio includes a musical composition commissioned for the commemoration and performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The oversizedseries includes items that were distributed on the day of the commemoration.
The collection consists of materials from different City of Dallas departments. it is organized by type of material.
Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.
<City of Dallas John F. Kennedy Commemoration, 2013> (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
2013-006 Aviation Director File on President John F. Kennedy Visit, 1963
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination
|1||1||Kennedy commemoration speech by Mayor Mike Rawlings, with manuscript annotations, November 22, 2013|
|||2||Correspondence regarding Dallas Municipal Archives Kennedy exhibit, 2013-2014|
|||3||Program and flyers for The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy, 2013|
|||4||Ceremonial ribbons from The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy, 2013|
|||5||Contact sheets of digital photography of Dallas Municipal Archives Kennedy exhibit by Troy Ogilvie, 2013|
|||||Digital photographs of Dallas Municipal Archives Kennedy exhibit by Troy Ogilvie, 2013|
|||||Digital photographs of The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy program by Dallas Municipal Archives, 2013|
|||||The President John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, November 21-24, 2013 (authored DVD disk)|
|||||The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy program, November 22, 1963 (authored DVD disk)|
|||2||Printed commemorative thank you message from Mayor Mike Rawlings, 2013|
|||3||Autographed poster for The President John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, November 21-24, 2013|
|||4||Coalition on Political Assassinations, The Free Press Express broadside, November 22, 2013|