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Karen F. Duncan collection of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: AR 600Dun

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes materials relating to the election, inauguration and assassination of John F. Kennedy and the 1964 election and early presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Notable items in the collection are several personalized autographs from Kennedy family members and Lyndon B. Johnson from the 1961 inauguration of John F. Kennedy, newspapers from the Dallas area for the weekend of Kennedy's assassination, and an invitation to an event hosted by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Material types comprise newspapers, newspaper clippings, periodicals, magazines, correspondence, placards, election memorabilia, invitations, autographs, posters, vinyl disc, and realia.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1965

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical/Historical note

In January 1961 John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States of America. On November 22, 1963 Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. He was immediately succeeded by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States by Judge Sarah T. Hughes on Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas prior to returning to Washington D.C. He was flanked by his wife and Jackie Kennedy. In 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson won the Presidential election with Hubert Humphrey becoming his Vice President.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes (1 box, 1 Flat Box 4, 1 Flat Box 1).)

Abstract

Collection includes materials relating to the election, inauguration and assassination of John F. Kennedy and the 1964 election and early presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.

Arrangement note

Series arrangement is as follows: Box 1: Folders: 1. Kennedy election memorabilia; 2. autograph book; 3. autograph of Samuel Rayburn; 4. newspaper clippings of Kennedy inauguration; 5. periodicals; 6. vinyl disc of Kennedy speeches; 7. correspondence; 8. placards; 9. Johnson election memorabilia; 10. invitation to President Johnson's barbeque; Box 2: magazines and Kennedy inaugural address poster; Box 3: newspapers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Karen F. Duncan

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kellie Johnson, student intern
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

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