University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert F. Kennedy Items, 1968



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
Title: Kennedy, Robert F., Items
Dates: 1968
Abstract: Consisting of news bulletins sent to Austin radio station KOKE, the Robert F. Kennedy Items, 1968, document reporting on the Kennedy assassination from the night he was shot until his funeral in New York on June 8.
Accession No.: 69-1
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The son of prominent businessman and politician Joseph Kennedy and brother to John and Ted Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy (1926-1968) served as Attorney General under his brother and as Senator from New York. In 1968, he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. After winning the California primary on June 5, Kennedy was shot by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles, and died the following day.

Source:

"Biography." Robert F. Kennedy Center. Accessed June 29, 2011.


Scope and Contents

Consisting of news bulletins sent to Austin radio station KOKE, the Robert F. Kennedy Items, 1968, document reporting on the Kennedy assassination from the night he was shot until his funeral in New York on June 8. Written by the Associated Press, the news bulletins detail the assassination itself as well as reactions to the news from prominent people, such as Edward Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, Hubert H. Humphrey, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Sam Yorty, among others.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Archives
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Assassination
Sirhan, Sirhan Bishara, 1944-
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Reagan, Ronald
Yorty, Sam, 1909-1998
Subjects (Organizations)
KOKE (Radio station: Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
Assassination -- United States -- History
Places
Los Angeles (Calif.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert F. Kennedy Items, 1968, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3H340 Robert F. Kennedy Items, 1968