As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination nears, here is a look at 10 popular and useful websites that contain all the documents, reports, video and audio you’ll need if you are researching this historic event.
Kennedy’s death, and the subsequent investigations into it, were probably the biggest mass media story of the 20th century. More than 100 books have been written on the subject, and there are more than 1,000 books about the Kennedy presidency.
In addition to books, the Internet is a vast repository of Kennedy information. Here are links to some of the biggest websites specifically related to the assassination. Some are collections of documents and others support various theories about the assassination in Dallas in November 22, 1963. We don’t endorse any of the theories, but the links may be useful as part of the overall research into reaction to the assassination–and the huge amount of attention it has received in the past 50 years.
The Mary Ferrell Foundation website has more than 1 million documents related to the assassination, Watergate and other events. Ferrell started gathering news about the assassination on November 23, 1963.
The official website for the National Archives and Records Administration’s JFK Assassination Collection is a guide to the physical collection of more than 5 million records in Washington.
The Kennedy Library has a media kit with audio and text from the assassination, and a comprehensive look at the Kennedy era.
The comprehensive site from journalist Jefferson Morley is also supported by the Mary Ferrell Foundation. It is updated frequently.
McAdams’s collection of information is a good counterbalance to the JKK Factswebsite.
Another extensive website that takes the position that there was more than one shooter at the assassination site in Dallas.
This extensive collection of audio and video includes the breaking news TV coverage from the time of the assassination, the funeral and other coverage.
This British website takes a straightforward approach to the assassination and prescribes to the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t shoot Kennedy.
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