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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Description of Series

20 drawings

20 Drawings

18 Drawings

18 Drawings

27 Drawings

27 Drawings

Slide Carousel of Renderings

Interviews of John Groth by Erv Eatenson in 1977 (4 reels).

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

John Groth Renderings

The Trial of Jack Ruby



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Groth, John
Title: John Groth Renderings
Dates: 1964
Accession No.: MA 84-5
Quantity: 110 drawings cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Journalist and artist, John Groth, had an opportunity to witness one of the twentieth century's most infamous events, the trial of Jack Ruby. Since Jack Ruby deprived the country of a trial for Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who shot President John F. Kennedy, his trial, and the Warren Commission were the only ones. A great deal of speculation on the Kennedy assassination and the role of Jack Ruby make a continuous mystery. John Groth was one of the journalists allowed in the courtroom. Television cameras were not admitted. His sketches depict the people and the mood of this event.

Beginning with his first job as an artist in 1934 for Esquire magazine, Groth's art covers much of American history. As a journalist he covered Word War II, Korea and Vietnam. His art has appeared in Fortune, Holiday, New Yorker, and Vogue, as well as many other magazines and books.

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Scope and Contents

130 drawings and 1 box of related items. Descriptions for individual drawings taken from the artist's notes and captions.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Drawings may NOT be copied

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Ruby, Jack
Groth, John
Places:
Dallas
Subjects:
Courtroom artists
Courtroom art
Trials(assassination)

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Related Material

The Dallas Public Library has a substantial collection of books, magazines, and other items pertaining to the assassination of President Kennedy. Check the catalog and ask the librarians for assistance.

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Administrative Information

Location of Originals

Drawers located in Map Case 5, South Limited Access

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Drawer Folder
12 20 drawings
84.5/1: Dr. Gibbs - witness the Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/2: Jury - Ruby trial -- Dallas
84.5/3: Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/4: Wade, Bowie, Watts, Belli, Ruby -- The Jack Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/5: Little Lynn - witness -- Ruby Trial, Dallas 1964
84.5/6: The Prosecution -- Jack Ruby Trial, Dallas, March 1964 -- Alexander - Wade
84.5/7: The Sentencing -- March 14, 1964 -- Ruby Trial -- Belli, Ruby, Judge Brown
84.5/8: Jack Ruby -- The Last Day -- Ruby Trial, Dallas March 14, 1964
84.5/9: Doctor Gibbs -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/10: Sgt. Dean Testifying -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/11: Little Lynn - witness -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/12: Juror -- The Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/13: [Max] Causey - Jury Foreman -- The Jack Ruby Trial March 1976 [sic]
84.5/14: Tonahill -- Belli -- Ruby Trial, Dallas
84.5/15: Witness Sgt. Dean at Jack Ruby Trial March 7, 1964
84.5/16: Sgt. Dean - witness -- The Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/17: Alexander -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/18: Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/19: Alexander - Tonahill - Belli -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 6, 1964
84.5/20: Ruby Trial Jury -- Dallas 1964

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Drawer Folder
13 20 Drawings
84.5/21: at Jack Ruby Trial March 3, 1964
84.5/22: Dr. Gibbs Testifying -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/23: Courtroom - The Ruby Trial -- Ruby - Bowie - Alexander - Wade
84.5/24: Witness, The Ruby Trial -- Dallas, March 1964
84.5/26: Court Room -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 3, 1964
84.5/27: Belli & Ruby -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas Early March 1964
84.5/28: Dr. [Manfred] Guttmacher Testifys [sic] -- The Ruby Trial, Dallas 1964
84.5/29: Scene at the Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/30: at the Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 13, 1964
84.5/31: Courtroom -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/32: Courtroom -- The Jack Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/33: Judge Brown -- Jack Ruby an Tonahill - Belli -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 5, 1964
84.5/34: Wade - Bowie - Watts - Belli - Tonahill - Judge Brown -- at the Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/35: Belli in action -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 6, 1964
84.5/36: Melvin Belli -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/37: Dr. Towler, witness -- Ruby Trial, Dallas March 1964
84.5/38: Court action -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas
84.5/39: Witness - Jurors -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/40: Ruby - Wade -- Jack Ruby Trial March 1964

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Drawer Folder
14 18 Drawings
84.5/41: Witness -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 7, 1964
84.5/42: Witness and Judge Brown -- The Ruby Trial, Dallas March 1964
84.5/43: Dr. Gibbs, Psychiatrist, at Jack Ruby Trial 1964
84.5/44: Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/45: Belli - Wade - Tonahill at the Jack Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/46: Mrs. McCallum, Juror -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/47: Courtroom -- The Ruby Trial March 14, 1964
84.5/48: Courtroom Detail -- The Ruby Trial March 14, 1964
84.5/49: Ruby Trial Interlude -- Dallas
84.5/50: Trial Scene -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 10, 1964
84.5/51: Courtroom -- The Jack Ruby Trial; Verso: Judge Brown -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/52: Ruby Trial Jury -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/53: Dr. Manfred Guttmacher testifying -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/54: Burleson - Ruby - Tonahill -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/55: Barney Ross testifying -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/56: Belli and Witness -- The Ruby Trial, Dallas 1964
84.5/57: Tonahill cross examines witness -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 7, 1964
84.5/58: Jurors at Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964

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Drawer Folder
15 18 Drawings
84.5/59: Ruby - Tonahill - Belli -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 7, 1964
84.5/60: Doctor Guttmacher testifying -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/61: Melvin Belli -- Jack Ruby Trial March 5, 1964
84.5/62: Wade - Alexander - Tonahill - Ruby -- Ruby Trial, Dallas
84.5/63: Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/64: Belli -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/65: Ruby Trial [jurors] March 1964
84.5/66: Jurors - Little Lynn testimony -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/67: Wade - Tonahill - Belli -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/68: Ruby - Tonahill - Belli -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/69: Juryman Dickerson -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 8,1964
84.5/70: Jack Ruby at his trial at Dallas March 9, 1964
84.5/71: Dr. Guttmacher - witness -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/72: Courtroom -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 14, 1964
84.5/73: Courtroom -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/74: Jack Ruby - Tonahill - Judge Brown -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 7, 1964
84.5/75: Courtroom recess -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/76: Judge Brown - Wade - Courtroom -- The Jack Ruby Trial March 1964

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Drawer Folder
11 27 Drawings
84.5/77: Juror Dickerson - Jury Box -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 10, 1964
84.5/78: Jurors -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/79: Ruby friend Cessur testifies -- The Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/80: Dr. Schafer pictures -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/81: Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/82: Trial Jury at Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/83: Charts -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/84: Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/85: Witness -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/86: Police Capt. King testifying at the Jack Ruby Trial
84.5/87: Sgt. Dean testifying -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/88: Jack Ruby - Belli - Wade -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/89: Wade - Alexander - Tonahill -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1976 [sic]
84.5/90: Witness - Dr. Gibbs at the Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/91: Jack Ruby and Melvin Belli -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 12, 1974 [sic]
84.5/92: Jurors -- The Jack Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/93: Wade at Jack Ruby Trial March 4, 1964
84.5/94: Belli - Ruby - Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 3/9/64
84.5/95: The Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/96: "Witness" -- Jack Ruby Trial 1964
84.5/97: Jack Ruby - Melvin Belli -- The Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/98: Alexander - Wade -- The Ruby Trial March 1964
84.5/99: Press - T.V. -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/100: Ruby - Tonahill - Belli -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/101: Ruby and Belli -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 9, 1964
84.5/102: Alexander -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/103: Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964

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Drawer Folder
10 27 Drawings
84.5/104: Press section -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/105: Alexander for the Prosecution -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/106: Judge Brown and witness -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/107: Tonahill -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/108: Judge Brown -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/109: Courtroom -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/110: Tonahill at the Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 5, 1964
84.5/111: Bowie -- The Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/112: Belli -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 5
84.5/113: Witness at Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 11, 1964
84.5/114: Telephone [? - party?] [press telephoning] -- Jack Ruby Trial 1964
84.5/115: Tonahill for the defense -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/116: Press -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/117: [Scales of justice emblem] -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas '64
84.5/118: Tonahill - Ruby - Watts - Wade -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas
84.5/119: Tonahill - Ruby -- Jack Ruby Trial March 8, 1976 [sic]
84.5/120: Belli - Tonahill - Guards -- Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/121: Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/122: Tonahill & Senter - Dr. Towles, witness - Juryman Rose -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/123: Judge Brown - The Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/124: Wade - Bowie - Watts - The Prosecution except Alexander -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 9, 1964
84.5/125: Witness - "Little Lynn" -- Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas 1964
84.5/126: Tonahill - or Belli - Ruby defense -- The Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/127: Jack Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1964
84.5/128: Jack Ruby & Barney Ross - Ross shakes Ruby's hand at Ruby Trial -- Dallas March 1974 [sic]
84.5/129: Tonahill - Belli - Ruby -- The Jack Ruby Trial
84.5/130: [board with newspaper clippings]

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Box Folder
Slide Carousel of Renderings
on Range 19

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Box Folder
Interviews of John Groth by Erv Eatenson in 1977 (4 reels).
on Range 19

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