- Series 4: Warren Commission Files
Series 4: Warren Commission Files
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room
Collection Creator: Dulles, Allen Welsh, 1893-1969..
Extent: 5 boxes
Boxes 1-40 are currently offsite for digitization and scheduled to return in fall 2013. The remainder of the collection is open for research use.
Series 4: Warren Commission Files, 1959-1967, is arranged by document type, broken down into correspondence (arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically thereunder); administrative and reports (both arranged chronologically); writings (arranged alphabetically and thereunder chronologically); and interviews and media (arranged chronologically). This series includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, preliminary drafts of the final Commission report, clippings, articles and interviews relating to Dulles's service on the Warren Commission. The correspondence includes incoming and outgoing notes and letters, articles and clippings. Correspondents range from members of the Commission to citizens offering their own analysis of the assassination.
The administrative material documents the official activities of the Commission. Included are minutes, agendas, financial information and memoranda, which indicate how the Commission was organized and the guidelines for procedures. Included are intra-Commission memoranda as well as memoranda with other governmental organizations, including the F.B.I. and Secret Service. The findings of these two agencies, plus the Dallas police, were submitted to the Commission, and much of this material documents the life of Lee Harvey Oswald.
The first volume of the published Warren Commission report, signed by all the members, is catalogued separately.
(arranged by document type)
Series 4: Warren Commission Files; 1959-1967; Allen W. Dulles Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.