JFK Assassination

The John F. Kennedy assassination stands as one of the darkest moments in Texas history.  The 35th President was shot while in his motorcade traveling down Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.
 
These films reflect on the day's events and those afterwards through the eyes of Texans such as Waggoner Carr, J. Frank Dobie and Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Waggoner Carr Calls Court of Inquiry on JFK Assassination (1963)
Court of Inquiry called in the wake of the assassination of JFK
The Strawn Collection, no. 1 - Football and Dealey Plaza the Day After (1963)
Home movie scenes of a football game and of Dealey Plaza the day after JFK’s assassination
The Stephens Family Films, no. 1 - Dealey Plaza in Mourning, Ronnie’s Apartment (1963)
Home movie scenes of Dealey Plaza in the days after President Kennedy’s assassination
The Ralph Brock Collection - Six Flags and JFK Memorial
Home movie footage capturing a trip to Dallas, including visits to Six Flags Over Texas and Dealey Plaza
The Jon Montgomery Collection - Life Stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base (1963-64)
Home movie scenes of Jon Montgomery stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany in 1963-64
The Hackney Family Collection, no. 4 - President Kennedy’s Funeral and Oswald’s Murder (1963)
Home movie footage of the television broadcast of JFK’s funeral and Lee Harvey Oswald’s murder
The Davis/Caldwell/Hoover Family Films - SMU Homecoming Parade and JFK (1963)
Home movie capturing the arrival of President John F. Kennedy at Dallas Love Field less than an hour befo...
The Cecil Camp Family Collection, no. 1 - Dealey Plaza and JFK Assassination News Coverage (196
Home movie scenes of Dealey Plaza after President Kennedy’s assassination and the family tv during a broa...
The Assassination of President Kennedy, Part I (1978)
Documentary examining the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
The Assassination of President Kennedy, Part II (1978)
Documentary examining the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Texas Legislature Memorial Service for John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963
Clips of the memorial service held by Texas legislators on the night of President Kennedy’s assassination
Special Release: President Assassinated (1963)
Special release newsreel immediately following JFK’s assassination
Making of Oliver Stone’s JFK: How the Film Affected Dallas (1991)
Footage of the making of the film JFK in Dallas
Let Us Continue
“Let Us Continue” memorializes President John F. Kennedy and introduces his successor, President Lyndon B...
LBJ at BAFB 24 Dec 1963
Footage of President and Mrs. Johnson arriving at Austin’s Bergstrom Field on Air Force One
LBJ and Lady Bird Visit Austin
Footage of Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson visiting Austin shortly after the Kennedy assassin...
LBJ Arrives at Governor’s Mansion (1963)
Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, welcome the President and First Lady to Austin
KTBC-Fox 7 at 50 (2002)
Fox 7 KTBC Austin celebrates the station’s 50th anniversary with a report looking back through its progra...
JFK Assassination Witness Linda Willis in Dealey Plaza
Interview footage of a woman who was present at the JFK assassination as a child
Interview with Professor Pennebaker about the Effects of the JFK Assassination on Dallas (1991)
Interview with Dr. Pennebaker about the JFK assassination
Interview with Journalist Hugh Aynesworth about JFK Assassination Conspiracies (1991)
Interview with Hugh Aynesworth, lead reporter at the Dallas Morning News at the time of the JFK assassina...
Interview with Gary Cartwright of Texas Monthly (1992)
Texas Monthly writer Gary Cartwright discusses conspiracy theories about the JFK assassination
Interview with Dallas County Judge Lee F. Jackson about the Making of Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991)
Interview with Dallas County Judge Lee F. Jackson about the filming of “JFK”
For It to Have Happened in Texas...
This curated collection offers a view of the Kennedy assassination from a singular perspective: t...
Governor John Connally’s Suit (c. 1964)
Texas State Archivist John Day displays the suit John Connally was wearing when he was shot while riding ...
Governor Connally Speaks about President Kennedy’s Assassination, Part II (1965)
Interview footage of Governor John Connallly speaking about the JFK assassination
Governor Connally Speaks about President Kennedy’s Assassination, Part I (1965)
Interview footage of Governor John Connallly speaking about the JFK assassination
Governor Connally Files for Candidacy on the 1964 Ballot
Footage of Governor Connally filing for reelection with visible lingering injuries from the JFK assassina...
Clips of Austin on November 25, 1963
On Monday, November 25, 1963, the day of President John F. Kennedy's funeral, Austin cameraman Gordon Wil...
Clips of Austin on November 22, 1963
Clips of Austin in the hours following news of President Kennedy’s assassination
Chancellor Ludwig Erhard Arrives at Bergstrom AFB (1963)
Clips of President Johnson welcoming West German Chancellor Erhard to Texas at Bergstrom AFB
Cactus Pryor Interviews J. Frank Dobie (1963)
Cactus Pryor interviews J. Frank Dobie five days after the JFK assassination
Bell Family, 1962-65 Walter's 14th, 15th, 16th Birthdays
Home movie footage of reflection on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as reported in local n...
Behind the Scenes of Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991)
Behind-the-scenes footage of the film “JFK”
Austin Veterans Memorial Committee Service for JFK, November 25, 1963
Clips from the memorial service held for John F. Kennedy at the Texas State Capitol
Austin Memorial Service for John F. Kennedy (1963)
Footage from President Kennedy’s 1963 trip to Texas and the public ceremonies in the aftermath of his ass...
A Nation Remembers (1964)
Newsreel documenting the one year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death