Robert F. Kennedy Items, 1968
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.
"Biography." Robert F. Kennedy Center. Accessed June 29, 2011.
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.
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Robert F. Kennedy Items, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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