01/AR0207 Guide to the WFAA John F. Kennedy Assassination Audio Tapes Collection Kennedy, John F. Finding Aid Authors: Perri Hamilton.

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Guide to the WFAA John F. Kennedy Assassination Audio Tapes Collection 1963/1964 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection WFAA John F. Kennedy Assassination Audio Tapes Collection 1963-1964 01/AR0207 5.00 Manuscripts This collection is entirely comprised of 32 reel-to-reel tapes in individual cases that document the events and people surrounding the Kennedy Assassination. Administrative Information Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

WFAA John F. Kennedy Assassination Audio Tapes Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored at the Willis Library and is available for same-day paging.

This collection is entirely comprised of reel-to-reel tapes. Special playback equipment may be necessary to access materials. Please contact the Special Collection department for more information.

Arrangement of Materials:

The tapes in this collection are arranged according to size, not necessarily in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

The tapes within this collection cover the events and commentary of and related to the Kennedy Assassination. News outlet commentary, President Johnson's speech, interviews with Lee Harvey Oswald and his family members, coverage of the Ruby hearing, trial, and interviews are all included in this collection.

Detailed List of Contents id136187 1 Reel to Reel Tapes 704026 id179809 1 "Assassination" 1963-11-30 id179810 1 "Assassination and Trial" 1963-12-31 id179811 1 "City Council After Kennedy Assassination" 1963-11-26 id179812 1 "Speech by President Johnson to Joint Session" 1963-11-27 id179813 1 "Oswald Interviews" 1963-08-21 id179814 1 "Marguerite Oswald on Ruby Trial" undated id179815 1 "Mrs. Oswald's Press Conference" undated id179816 1 "Mrs. Marguerite Oswald" 1964-01-14 id179817 1 "Assassination Trial" 1964-01-10 id179818 1 "WFAA Radio Coverage of the Jack Ruby Lawyers Dispute Hearing" 1965-05-24 id179819 1 "Ruby Trial Coverage Part 1" undated id179820 1 "Ruby Trial Coverage Part 2" undated id179821 1 "Ruby Trial Interviews" undated id179822 1 "Ruby after Neurological Tests, Confession, etc." undated id136188 2 Reel to Reel Tapes 704027 id179823 2 "Henry Wade and Melvin Belli after the Venue Hearing" 1964-02-13 id179824 2 "Burleson and Tonahill News after Percy Foreman Left Case" 1964-03-23 id179825 2 "Interviews with Marguerite Oswald and Melvin Belli" undated id179826 2 "David Glass Interview of Assassination Story Preview" 1964-02-16 id179827 2 "Marguerite Oswald at Love Field" 1964-02-09 id179828 2 "Melvin Belli San Francisco News Conference after Being Fired" 1964-03-20 id179829 2 "Belli and Martin" 1964-02-18 id179830 2 "Three-way Conversation between Walter Evans, Michaels and Hurlbut on NBC during Assassination Crisis" undated id179831 2 "Love Field Interview with Marina Oswald at Time of Warren Commission Investigation" undated id179832 2 "NBC and ABC Feeds from Approximately 3-6 P.M on Day of Kennedy Assassination" 1963-11-22 id179833 2 "Knnedy Conversations after Two Years in Office" 1962-12-17 id179834 2 "Assassination Coverage" undated id179835 2 "Assassinations Actualities, Reel 1" 1963-11-22 id179836 2 "Assassination Actualities, Reel 2" 1963-11-23 id179837 2 "Assassination Actualities, Reel 3" 1963-11-24 id179838 2 "Assassination Actualities, Reel 4" 1963-11-26-1963-11-27 id179839 2 "ABC Special on Assassination Events" 1964-09-12 id179840 2 "Assassination" undated id186918 3 Reel to Reel Tapes 708114 id186919 3 Ruby Verdict: Belli, Wade, and Brown 1964/03/14 id186920 3 Ruby Verdict: 30 Minute Special 1964/03/14 id186924 3 Assassination: NBC Network, Number 8, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P. M. 1963/11/23 Scope and Contents

This tape was recorded by NBC.

id186921 4 Reel to Reel Tapes id186922 4 Conversation with President Johnson 1964/03/15 id186923 4 Afterthought on Lee Harvey Oswald: Master Tape 1964/09 708113 id259577 5 CDs 708292 Scope and Contents

The CDs are copies of the reel to reel tapes in this collection.

id259578 5 CD-01 1962-12-17 Scope and Contents

WFAA Radio: Kennedy Conversations after two years in office

id259579 5 CD-02 1963-11-23 - 1964-02-16 Scope and Contents

The following reports appear on this cd: WFAA Radio: Assassination NBC Net #8 10 a. m. to 9 p.m.; WFAA Radio; Oswald Interfiews Fair Play for Cuba, ect.; WFAA Rado: David Glass Interfiew of Assassinatin story preview and WFAA Memo: Evans defends Dallas against community guilt in relation to assassinatin; WFAA Radio; 3-way converstaion bewtween Walter Evans, Michaels, Hurlbut on NBC during assassination crisis, and WDSU, New Orleans, LA: Conversation Carte Blanche, debates Carlos Bringuier (refugee organization).

id259580 5 CD-03 1963-11-22 Scope and Contents

The following interviews are on this tape: WFAA Radio: Assassination Actualities Saturday, November 23, 1963, Reel #2; and WFAA Radio: Assassinatin Actualities Reel 1, pierce Allman "3 shots."

id259581 5 CD-04 1963-11-24 - 26 Scope and Contents

The following reports are on this disc: WFAA Radio: Assassination Actualities from Sunday, November 24, 1963, Reel 3; and WFAA Radio: Assassination Actualities, Reel #4.

id259582 5 CD-05 1963-11-22; 1964-12-09 Scope and Contents

The following reports are on this cd: WFAA Radio: Asassination ????? and "Did you kill the president? No, I did not." 340-345; WFAA Radio: NBE and ABC feeds from approximately, 3-6 p.m. on day of Kennedy Assassination; and WFAA Radio/ABC special on Assassinatin events; Pearch Allman for WFAA News, Oswald-New Orleans "Fair Play for Cuba."

id259583 5 CD-06 1964-10-03 Scope and Contents

The reports on this cd are: WFAA Radio: Interviews with Marguerite Oswald and Melvin Belli; and WFAA Radio: Assassination Coverage: Interviews with Marguerite Oswals interview at site of Presidents' assassination 4:30 Melvin Belli, resting ccase unexpectedly and Melvin Bell.

id259584 5 CD-07 1964-03-15 Scope and Contents

This cd has the following report: WFAA Radio: Conversation with President Johnson.

id259585 5 CD-08 1964-01-14; 1964-02-09 Scope and Contents

The following stories were aired: WFAA Radio: Mareguerite Oswald at Love Field; Murphy Martin repoting: Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, at press conference; WFAA Radio: Mrs Marguerette Oswald; and WFAA Radio: Mrs Oswald's Press Conference (two tracks).

id259586 5 CD-09 1963-11-26 - 27 Scope and Contents

The reports on this cd are: WFAA Radio: City Council after Kennedy assassination; and WFAA Radio: Speech by President Johnson to joint session.

id259587 5 CD-10 1964-02-18 - 1964-12-31 Scope and Contents

The following reports are on this cd: WFAA Radio: Belli and Martin; WFAA Radio: Burleson and Tonahill after Fercy Foreman left case, side one; WFAA Radio: Burleson and Tonahill after Percy Foreman left case, side two: Belli at San Francisco on Walter Craig, Dallas??, Resigns from ABA 1964-03-20; WFAA Radio: Melvin Belli San Francisco News Conference after being fire; WFAA Radio: Assassination and Trial????; and WFAA Radio: Henry Wade and Melvin Belli after the venue hearing.

id259588 5 CD-11 1964-03-14, 1965-05-24 Scope and Contents

The two reports on this cd are: WFAA Radio: Ruby verdict, 30 minute special; and WFAA Radio: Coverage of the Ruby Lawyers dispute hearing.

id259589 5 CD-12 undated Scope and Contents

There are two reports on this cd: WFAA Radio: Ruby Trial Coverage, part 1; and WFAA Radio: Ruby Trial Coverage, part 2.

id259590 5 CD-13 undated Scope and Contents

There are two reports on this cd: WFAA Radio: Ruby after neurological tests, confession, etc.; and WFAA Radio: Marguerite Oswald on Ruby Trial, Dr. Terry on smoking, Melvin Belli.

id259591 5 CD-14 undated Scope and Contents

There are three reports on this cd: WFAA Radio: Love Field Interview with Marina Oswald, at time of Warren Commission Investigation; WFAA Radio: Ruby Trial Interviews; and WFAA Radio: Assassination.