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Karen F. Duncan collection of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson AR 600Dun

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

Subjects

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Karen F. Duncan collection of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential memorabilia
Dates: 1961-1965 (inclusive)
Collection Number: AR 600Dun
Summary: 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.
Repository: George Sutherland Archives at Utah Valley University

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1, Folder 1: Kennedy election memorabilia
Box 1, Folder 1: Kennedy / Johnson election buttons (circa 1960)
Box 1, Folder 2: autograph book
Box 1, Folder 2: autographs from Kennedy inauguration (1961)

Autographs of Ethel Kennedy (wife of Robert Kennedy), Jean Kennedy Smith (Sister of John F. Kennedy), U.S. Speaker of the House from Texas Samuel Rayburn, U.S. Senator from Texas Ralph W. Yarborough (in Dallas motorcade), Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Vernon Stewart (Texas State Senate), Maury Maverick Jr., and Sarah T. Hughes (Federal Judge who swore in Johnson after assassination) can be found in the middle of the autograph book

Box 1, Folder 3: autograph
Box 1, Folder 3: U.S. Speaker of the House Samuel Rayburn autograph (1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: newspaper clippings
Box 1, Folder 4: Preparations Crowd Kennedy Out of Home (January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: The Washington Post: Concern Voiced by Kennedy on Slump, Jobless (20 January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: Last-Minute Ticker Problems Flood Office of Inaugural Chairman Foley (January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: pre-inaugural review of the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps (January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: pre-inaugural review of Ft. Myer's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: Kennedy inaugural speech (January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: Small and Big Moments Made President's Day a Great One (January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: Truman Reveling in Festivities, Call Inauguration Best Since '49 (January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 4: Watchem advice on autograph pricing (undated)
Box 1, Folder 5: periodicals
Box 1, Folder 5: TV Guide America's Long Vigil, vol. 12, no. 4 issue #565 (25 January 1964)
Box 1, Folder 5: Congressional Record, vol. 109 no. 191 (25 November 1963)
Box 1, Folder 6: vinyl disc record
Box 1, Folder 6: memorial album John Fitzgerald Kennedy collected speeches 45 rpm (undated)
Box 1, Folder 7: correspondence
Box 1, Folder 7: letter from John C. White to Karen Frickham (16 January 1961)
Box 1, Folder 7: letter from Graham Purcell to constituents relating to Congressional Record (12 December 1963)
Box 1, Folder 7: open letter to Mrs. Kennedy read to the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church (24 November 1963)
Box 1, Folder 8: placards
Box 1, Folder 8: Kennedy election placard (undated)
Box 1, Folder 8: motorcade placard (undated)
Box 1, Folder 9: Johnson election memorabilia
Box 1, Folder 9: Johnson election pamphlet (1964)
Box 1, Folder 9: editorial reprint Saturday Evening Post: Why Lyndon Johnson Must Be Elected (19 September 1964)
Box 1, Folder 10: invitation
Box 1, Folder 10: invitation to a barbecue at the L.B.J. Ranch from President Johnson (18 October 1964)

unknown autograph on reverse

Box 2: magazines
subseries: The New Republic
Box 2: Warren Report (10 October 1964)
subseries: Newsweek
Box 2: John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 (2 December 1963)
Box 2: President Johnson (9 December 1963)
Box 2: The Humphreys (7 September 1964)
subseries: The Texas Observer
Box 2: The Last Voyage of Mr. Kennedy (29 November 1963)
Box 2: In a Garden Somewhere (27 December 1963)
subseries: Time
Box 2: Marina Oswald / Warren Commission Probing Kennedy's Death (14 February 1964)
subseries: Life
Box 2: The Kennedy Inauguration (27 January 1961)
Box 2: The Kennedys in Canada (26 May 1961)
Box 2: Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline, and John Jr. Wait to Join Procession to Capitol (6 December 1963)
Box 2: President Johnson at His White House Desk (13 December 1963)
Box 2: Lee Oswald with the weapons he used to kill President Kennedy and Officer Tippit (21 February 1964)
Box 2: Jacqueline Kennedy: She writes about her husband's mementos-- the ones he liked most (29 May 1964)
Box 2: Oswald's Full Russian Diary: He and Marina in Minsk (10 July 1964)
Box 2: The Warren Report: How the Commission Pieced Together the Evidence (2 October 1964)
Box 2: Election in color: The Mighty Landslide (13 November 1964)
subseries: Parade Magazine
Box 2: The Dallas Times Herald: How L.B.J. is Being Protected from Crackpot Killers (10 May 1964)
Box 2: poster
Box 2: The Inaugural Address of John Fitzgerald Kennedy given in Washington D.C. on January 20, 1961 (undated)
Box 3: newspapers
subseries: Kennedy inauguration
Box 3: The Washington Post (A9): clipping of Caroline Kennedy (20 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (A15): inaugural congratulations (20 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (A23 reverse): clipping of inaugural congratulations (20 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (B1-B8): articles including ball gowns, the Kennedy family, the First Lady, etc. (19 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (C11): statement on youth (20 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (C19-C20): clipping of inaugural congratulations (20 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (Section D): pre-inaugural activities (20 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (A1): Kennedy Takes Oath as President (21 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (A20): clipping Million Well-Wishers Brave Weather to Cheer New President (21 January 1961)
Box 3: The Washington Post (Section B): Inaugural Pictorial (21 January 1961)
subseries: Kennedy assassination
Box 3: The Dallas Morning News: Storm of Political Controversy Swirls Around Kennedy on Visit (22 November 1963)
Box 3: The Dallas Times Herald (final edition): Texas Progress, U.S. Projects Linked, JFK Tells Fort Worth (22 November 1963)
Box 3: Denton Record-Chronicle (afternoon edition): President Kennedy is Dead; L.B.J. Inaugurated in Dallas (22 November 1963)
Box 3: The Campus Chat (special issue): Campus Mourns Kennedy's Death (22 November 1963)
Box 3: The Dallas Morning News: Kennedy Slain on Dallas Street (23 November 1963)
Box 3: Denton Record-Chronicle: The Day After (23 November 1963)
Box 3: Denton Record-Chronicle: The Day After (duplicate) (23 November 1963)
Box 3: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (morning edition): Defector Grilled (23 November 1963)
Box 3: The Dallas Times Herald (final edition): LBJ Asks Devine Help (23 November 1963)
Box 3: The Dallas Times Herald (morning edition): Oswald Linked to Mail-Order Rifle (24 November 1963)
Box 3: Denton Record-Chronicle (morning edition): A Sorrowing World Pulls Itself Together (24 November 1963)
Box 3: The Dallas Morning News: Owner of Club Kills Oswald (25 November 1963)
subseries: Johnson election
Box 3: The Democrat: A Johnson Landslide (6 November 1964)
Box 3: The Democrat: A Johnson Landslide (duplicate) (6 November 1964)
Box 3: Denton Record-Chronicle (afternoon edition): Swearing in Melange of Many Things (21 January 1965)
Box 3: The Dallas Times Herald (final edition): Johnson Shapes Vision of Unity (21 January 1965)

Biographical Note/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.

Content Description +/-

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.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

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

Restrictions on Use:

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

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

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.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Karen F. Duncan

Creator:

Duncan, Karen F.

Language:

English

Sponsor:

none

Quantity:

2.5 Linear feet

Quantity:

1 box; 2 oversize boxes

Language of the Finding Aid:

English

Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Kellie Johnson, student intern

EAD Creation Date:

9 November 2011

Standard:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Presidents Assassination United States
Presidents Assassination United States History
Presidents Succession United States
Presidents United States Election
Presidents United States Election 1960
Presidents United States Election 1964
Presidents United States Inaugural addresses
Presidents United States Inauguration
Presidents United States Messages
Speeches, addresses, etc.
United States Politics and government 1961-1963
United States Politics and government 1963-1969
United States. Office of the Vice President
United States. President

Form or Genre Terms:

Autographs
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Editorial
Periodicals
Signatures (Writing)
Sound recordings
Sound recordings United States

Personal Names:

Johnson, Lyndon B., (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Oswald, Lee Harvey, 1939–1963

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