Three Government Reports - Three Public Reactions
Warren Commission Report
After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, President Johnson ordered a committee be formed to investigate the assassination. The committee issued a report and to this day, segments of the American public have never been satisfied with the findings. This topic is so prolific that the National Archives has a whole section devoted to researching it: http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/
John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United States. JFK is fondly remembered by many for his promise of a new generation taking control and shaping the direction of the country. His assassination, on November 22, 1963, impacted a generation.
Lee Harvey Oswald's mug shot, taken after being arrested for shooting President John F. Kennedy.
United States. President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, 1964
Investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
E842.9.U5 Multiple copies on campus
During the investigation into JFK’s assassination, the Warren Commission interviewed 532 "eyewitnesses possessing information relevant to the inquiry." The hearings were published in 1964.
United States. Warren Commission. 1964
Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, AKA the Warren Commission Report.
E842.9.U6 Multiple copies on campus
Full Text: http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/warren-commission-report/index.html
This report culminated after several months of investigating the Assassination of JFK. The report found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination, shooting Kennedy from the Texas School Book Depository building, and was not part of a conspiracy with Jack Ruby.
Zwart, Jacques. 1970
Invitation to Hairsplitting: A Hypercritical Investigation into the True Function of the Warren Commission and the True Nature of the Warren Report.
E842.9.Z9 1970 Available in MAIN
This counter report was available several years after the official report. Zwart argues, among other things, that the Warren Commission was acting under a secret order from President Johnson to only find Oswald as the sole killer.
Remington, Rodger A. 2002
The People v. The Warren Report: Suggestions for Historians
E842.9.R35 2002. Available from MAIN
The public response to the Warren Commission Report continues nearly 40 years after its first publication.
Newman, John. 1995
Oswald and the CIA
E842.9.N47 1995 Multiple copies on campus.
After the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Act, which mandated that the U.S. government make available all its information on this JFK assignation, a slew of new books were published on the topic. Newman argues that the CIA knew more about Oswald than was published previously.
Jones, Penn, Jr. 1966
Forgive My Grief: A Critical Review of the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
E842.9.J64 Available in MAIN
Multi-volume and multi-year work on the supposed failings of the Warren Commission Report. Volume IV was published in 1974, 8 years after the first volume.
Scheim, David E. 1988
Contract on America: The Mafia Murder of President John F. Kennedy
E842.9.S331 1988 Multiple copies and editions on campus
Scheim argues that the Mafia played a role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He states that Jack Ruby's criminal activities and ties to the Mafia were ignored by the Warren Commission, and that the Commission blatantly covered up evidence.