In 1989, and later through City of Dallas Ordinance 92-0438, the Dallas Police Department transferred to the Dallas Municipal Archives, Office
of the City Secretary, all police records relating to
the assassination. These records have been available to researchers since the
transfer. The collection contains 11,406 documents and
photographs, including homicide reports, affidavits, witness statements, newspaper clippings and correspondence. The collection is also available on microfilm. The Municipal Archives possesses the original files, except those that have been transferred to the federal government permanently.
Handling of original materials is restricted due to their fragile nature, though researchers are encouraged to use the photographs series through the Portal to Texas History digital library here. The 1992 digitized paper series is maintained on this website, though the entire collection is scheduled for re-scanning in 2010.
This site displays all of the scanned images from this collection, which were scanned in 2-bit depth at 300 dpi in the early 1990s in a pioneering digitization project. Each scan is full-screen, so that nothing was cropped. Many documents are difficult to read due to poor originals or due to the low scanning resolution. All copies of images and documents, including all generations of carbon copies, are presented to ensure the integrity of the collection. Most browsers should be able to zoom on images and resize for printing. Please contact the Municipal Archives if you are unable to view any images.
Organized according to the boxes delivered by the Police Department and arranged by the City Archivist:
DATABASE 2.7 Mg
Box 1 Box 2 Box 3 Box 4 Box 5 Box 5A
Box 6 Box 7 Box 8 Box 9 Box 10
Box 11 Box 12 Box 12A Box 13 Box 14 Box 15
Box 16-17 Box 18 Box 19-20 Complete Index (Adobe Acrobat, 362K)
The Dallas Morning News: John F. Kennedy, Dallas, November 22, 1963
The Sixth Floor Museum
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
ęCity of Dallas 1999