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John F. Kennedy assassination, 1963 November 23 - December 14


Scope and Contents

The John F. Kennedy assassination series, 1963 November 23 - December 14, contains newspapers and magazines detailing the assassination and commemorating President Kennedy's life. Newspaper and magazine articles describe the transition of power to Lyndon B. Johnson as well as the events in between the assassination and President Kennedy's funeral.


  • Creation: 1963 November 23 - December 14

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917. He was the second oldest of nine children from the prominent Kennedy family and went by the nickname "Jack." Kennedy graduated from Harvard College in June 1940 then enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He was named Lieutenant and assigned to the boat, PT-109, in the South Pacific where on August 3, 1943, he saved his surviving crew after a Japanese warship destroyed the vessel. Kennedy and his crew were found by native islanders six days later and rescued the next day.

Following his return to Massachusetts, Kennedy was encouraged by his father to run for Congress. He successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1946 and became a U.S. Senator in 1952. After almost being picked for Vice President in 1957, he decided to run for president in 1960. Kennedy was elected the 35th and youngest President of the United States in November 1960 and inaugurated on January 20, 1961 in Washington, DC. While in office, Kennedy expanded the space program and established the Peace Corps. He also faced foreign affairs issues in Cuba and racial discrimination in the United States. Kennedy was at the start of a reelection bid when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Historical information adapted from (accessed December 2018)


From the Collection: 1.11 Cubic Feet (1 half-size legal document box and 2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Description

The Evening Sun paper is brittle and should remain in its protective sleeve.

Repository Details

Part of the Loyola Notre Dame Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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