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Bloomgarden, Henry S. The Gun: A "Biography" of the Gun that Killed John F. Kennedy. New York:
Bantam Books, 1975.
Bonner, Judy Whitson. Investigation of a Homicide; the Murder of John F. Kennedy. Droke House, 1969.
Bugliosi, Vincent. Reclaiming History: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: W.W.
Norton & Company, 2007.
Chambers, G. Paul. Head Shot: the Science behind the John F. Kennedy Assassination. New York:
Prometheus Books, 2010.
Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Report of the Committee on Ballistic Acoustics. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1982.
Cutler, Robert Bradley. Two Flightpaths: Evidence of Conspiracy. Massachusetts: Minutemen Press, 1988.
Curry, Jesse E. Retired Dallas Police Chief, Jesse Curry, Reveals His Personal JFK Assassination File. Dallas:
Garrison, Jim. On the Trail of the Assassins: My Investigation and Prosecution of the Murder of President Kennedy. New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1988.
Horn, Douglas P. Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government's Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK. Falls Church, VA: 2009.
Marcus, Raymond. The HSCA, the Zapruder Film and the Single-Bullet Theory. [S.l.]: Raymond Marcus, 1992.
Meagher, Sylvia and Gary Owens. Master Index to the J.F.K. Assassination Investigations the reports and supporting volumes of the House Select Committee on Assassinations and the Warren Commission. New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1980.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. Report to the President by the Commission on CIA Activities Within the United States.
New York: Manor Books, 1975. [Available online at http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/docset/getList.do?docSetId=1033] Savage, Gary. JFK First Day Evidence: Stored away for 30 Years in an Old Briefcase, New Evidence is Now Revealed by Former Dallas Police Crime Lab Detective R.W. (Rusty) Livingston. Monroe, La.: Shoppe Press, 1993.
Sturdivian, Larry M. The JFK Myths: a Scientific Investigation of the Kennedy Assassination. Minnesota:
Paragon House, 2005.
Thompson, Josiah. Six Seconds in Dallas: A Micro-Study of the Kennedy Assassination. New York:
Bernard Geis Associates, 1967.
Trask, Richard B. Pictures of the Pain: Photography and the Assassination of President Kennedy. Massachusetts:
Yeoman Press, 1994.
United States. House of Representatives. Final report of the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, United States Senate: Together with Additional, Supplemental and Separate views. 94th Congress, 2nd sess. Washington, D.C.: U.S.
Government Printing Office, 1976. [Available online at http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/docset/getList.do?docSetId=1002 ]
United States. House of Representatives. Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy:
Hearings Before the Select Committee on Assassinations of the U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session. 95th Congress, 2nd sess. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978.
[Available online at http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/docset/getList.do?docSetId=1001] United States. House of Representatives. Report of the Select Committee on Assassinations, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session: Findings and Recommendations. 95th Congress, 2nd sess. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979.
[Available online at http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/] United States. The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Investigation of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Hearings before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964.
[Available online at http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/docset/getList.do?docSetId=1000] United States. The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Washington, D.C.: U.S.
Government Printing Office, 1964.
[Available online at http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/]
"Did Oswald Act Alone? A Matter of Reasonable Doubt." Life 25 Nov. 1966.
"The Evidence." Texas Monthly Nov. 1998.
"Truth about Kennedy Assassination." U.S. News & World Report 10 Oct. 1966.
Haag, Lucien. “Tracking the ‘Magic’ Bullet in the JFK Assassination.” Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners Spring 2014.
Haag, Lucien. “The Missing Bullet in the JFK Assassination.” Association of Firearms and Toolmark Examiners Spring 2015.
Trask, Richard. "The Day Kennedy Was Shot." American Heritage Nov. 1988.
Stolley, Richard B. "Zapruder Rewound." Life Sept. 1998.
Films from The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: John F. Kennedy and The Memory of a Nation. Texas:
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 2003.
Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film. MPI Home Video, 1998.
JFK, the Story behind the Story Dallas, November 22, 1963. Texas: Belo Interactive-Dallas, 2008.
JFK, Breaking the News. Texas: KERA-Dallas/Fort Worth and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 2003. DVD.
The Lost JFK Tapes the Assassination. National Geographic Channel, 2009.
Missing Files the JFK Assassination. New York: A&E Television Networks, 2004.
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination beyond Conspiracy. KOCH Vision, 2004.
The Museum’s Collection provides audio, visual, documentary resources, and artifacts related to evidence and investigations into the assassination of President Kennedy. Artifacts include photographs and official law enforcement documents. Audio and video recordings include oral history interviews, home movies and archival news footage.
TSFM Resource Guide: Evidence & Investigations Page 3 of 9 Please visit our online collections database for more information. For research assistance, please contact the Reading Room at firstname.lastname@example.org or (214) 741-6660 ext. 6646.
Oral Histories For more information about the Oral History Collection Malcolm E. Barker A native of Great Britain, Barker was living in California at the time of the assassination. Six months later, he visited Dallas as part of a two-month cross-country tour, during which he witnessed and extensively photographed the FBI and Secret Service reenactment of the shooting on May 24, 1964.
In 2008, Barker donated his photographs to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Recorded August 8, 2008.
Robert Barrett A Dallas FBI agent in 1963, Barrett was at the Texas School Book Depository, the scene of the J.D.
Tippit shooting, and the Texas Theatre following the Kennedy assassination. Later he followed up investigative leads and took detailed measurements in Dealey Plaza for the FBI's scale model.
Recorded February 22, 2011.
Paul Bentley Chief polygraph examiner with the Dallas Police Department in 1963, Bentley was involved in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theatre. Recorded February 16, 1994, April 18 and September 14, 2007, and January 22 and May 16, 2008.
Sheriff Jim Bowles A longtime Dallas County sheriff (1985-2005), Bowles was supervisor of the Dallas Police Department radio division in 1963. Since the 1970s, he has thoroughly researched the assassination acoustics controversy. Recorded September 14, 1993.
Elmer L. Boyd A Dallas homicide detective in 1963, Boyd was heavily involved in the investigation November 22and he served as one of Oswald's primary handlers on Friday and Saturday. He was at the Trade Mart, Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Texas School Book Depository, and Dallas police headquarters over the weekend. He was with Oswald during his first interrogations, police lineups, paraffin tests, and the famous midnight press conference. Ironically, Boyd previously worked a security detail for Kennedy when the president briefly visited Dallas in 1962. Recorded February 23, 2007.
TSFM Resource Guide: Evidence & Investigations Page 4 of 9 Gary Cornwell Cornwell was a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice when he was selected to serve as the Deputy Chief Counsel for the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1977. He headed up the HSCA’s Kennedy assassination investigation and personally interviewed a number of individuals.
Cornwell later wrote the book Real Answers (1998). Recorded March 28, 2012.
J.C. "Carl" Day Head of the Dallas Police Crime Scene Search Unit in 1963, Day was in charge of examining the rifle and fingerprint evidence at the Texas School Book Depository building following the assassination. In 2006, he donated his original crime lab supplies and equipment to the Museum.
Recorded May 19, 1996, and July 11, 2006.
Robert B. Denson As chief investigator for the Jack Ruby defense team from December 1963 to March 1964, Denson interviewed more than 100 acquaintances of Ruby. Denson was heavily involved with defense preparations and sat behind Ruby during the course of the trial. Shortly after the trial, Denson wrote the book Destiny in Dallas (1964). Recorded April 24, 2008.
C. Ray Hall A thirty-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hall was assigned to the Dallas FBI office in 1963. On Friday, he was at the Texas School Book Depository following the assassination, and on Sunday, he conducted a five-hour interview with Jack Ruby shortly after the Oswald shooting. Hall also followed up investigative leads and interviewed Ruby a second time in December
1963. Recorded February 4, 2010.
D.V. Harkness A Dallas police sergeant, Harkness supervised the motorcade route from Main and Field streets to Elm and Houston streets. After witnessing the assassination, he was assigned to search boxcars in the rail yard, where he helped arrest three transients who have since become controversial figures in the assassination story. Recorded June 29, 2006.
Stephen S. Jaffe Jaffe served as an investigator for New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison. Jaffe's work on the controversial Oswald backyard photographs led to him testifying as a photographic expert before the Rockefeller Commission in 1975. Recorded July 29, 2004.
Glen King In charge of media relations, Dallas Police Capt. King was part of the inner circle of the investigation the weekend of the president's assassination, working closely with Police Chief Jesse Curry. Recorded February 2, 1996.
TSFM Resource Guide: Evidence & Investigations Page 5 of 9 L.D. Montgomery A Dallas homicide detective in 1963, Montgomery was sent to the Texas School Book Depository shortly after the assassination. He discovered a brown paper bag on the sixth floor that might have been used to carry a weapon into the building. On Sunday, Montgomery was walking directly behind Lee Harvey Oswald when Jack Ruby shot Oswald. Recorded on November 25, 2002.
Jack Revill Supervisor of Criminal Intelligence with the Dallas Police Department in 1963, Revill was involved in the immediate search of the Texas School Book Depository building, and he later had a controversial conversation with FBI agent James Hosty that greatly affected the bureau's relationship with the Dallas police. On Sunday, Revill accompanied Dallas Mayor Earle Cabell to Washington, D.C., for the president's funeral. Upon his return, he participated in a special investigation into the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. Recorded February 4, 2005.
Judge Barefoot Sanders
A prominent member of the Democratic Party and a U.S. Attorney stationed in Dallas in 1963, Sanders played a key role in planning President Kennedy's visit to Dallas. He later was involved in the Warren Commission's investigations in Dallas. Recorded March 8, 1995, November 21, 1999, and May 19, 2004.
Kim Sanders Sanders joined the Dallas Police Department in November 1973, retiring thirty-four years later as a homicide detective. Over the years he associated with many of the officers and detectives who worked the Kennedy investigation, particularly his mentor, the late Gus Rose. Recorded August 27, 2009.
Richard Sims A Dallas homicide detective in 1963, Sims was heavily involved in the investigation that weekend, and he served as one of Oswald's primary handlers on Friday and Saturday. After leaving the Trade Mart and Parkland Memorial Hospital on November 22, 1963, Sims gathered the three empty shells as evidence at the Texas School Book Depository and was then with Oswald during his first interrogations, police lineups, paraffin tests, and the famous midnight press conference. Recorded February 16, 2007.
Edward Sinker An assassination researcher since the mid-1970s, Sinker examined evidentiary material at the National Archives and interviewed Kennedy advisor Dave Powers. In 1978, he served as an informal staff consultant to the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Recorded August 20, 2009.
TSFM Resource Guide: Evidence & Investigations Page 6 of 9 Allen Stone A longtime Dallas reporter and sportscaster, Stone became interested in the assassination in the 1970s after meeting prominent researcher Mary Ferrell. He investigated and reported on the assassination throughout the 1970s and interviewed many key participants. Recorded April 6, 1993, and April 5, 2011.
Larry Sturdivan A physical scientist and wounds ballistics expert, Sturdivan worked with both the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assassinations in analyzing ballistics evidence associated with Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle and the wounds of President Kennedy and Gov.
Connally. Recorded on October 4, 1997.
James Tague A bystander standing near the triple underpass, Tague was slightly wounded on the cheek by a bullet fragment or a chip of concrete during the shooting. Recorded March 30, 1999.