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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and full text of remembrances (Click on Additional Files), photographs, and oral history interviews for Manuscripts Collection 491. Materials collected during a commemorative project related to a campaign visit John F. Kennedy made to Bowling Green, Kentucky in October 1960 and to his November 1963 assassination. The core of the collection is a set of remembrances that were sent into the Department of Library Special Collections, WKU about both events. Other items include oral history interviews (8), photos (36), contemporary news clippings as well as clippings about the project, a scrapbook of post-assassination clippings, and assorted other ephemera and memorabilia. Interviews may take several minutes to download.


American Politics | Political Science | United States History

MSS 491 JFK Memory Project at WKU.doc (522 kB)
Remembrances of JFK

MSS 491 B1 F6 Item 1.jpg (400 kB)
Photo of JFK Delivering Speech at Bowling Green, 1960

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 1 ANDERSON, Lucinda.MP3 (44930 kB)
Interview with Lucinda Anderson

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 2 BENNETT, Mary E.MP3 (22409 kB)
Interview with Mary E. Bennett

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 3 GIVENS, Gerald.MP3 (18226 kB)
Interview with Gerald Givens

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 4 LOWE, Morris.MP3 (41643 kB)
Interview with Morris Lowe

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 5 PASCHAL, Susie.MP3 (42066 kB)
Interview with Susie Paschal

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 6 PERDUE, Brenda.MP3 (12825 kB)
Interview with Brenda Perdue

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 7 ROBINSON, Millie.MP3 (20920 kB)
Interview with Mildred Robinson

MSS 491 B1 F7 Item 8 WADE, Charles.MP3 (53513 kB)
Interview with Charles Wade

MSS 491 JFK Slider.jpg (117 kB)
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