Finding Aid for the Andrew Dowdy Collection of Material about John F. Kennedy, ca. 1959-1969

Processed by George Chacon; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Andrew Dowdy Collection of Material about John F. Kennedy, ca. 1959-1969

Collection number: 1118

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
George Chacon, July 1972; revised CCW April 1983
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé, May 2004
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Andrew Dowdy Collection of Material about John F. Kennedy,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1959-1969
Collection number: 1118
Creator: Dowdy, Andrew Hunter, 1904-
Extent: 8 boxes (4.0 linear ft.) 6 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Andrew Dowdy (b.1904) was the chairman and professor of the Department of Radiology, and one of the five original founders of the School of Medicine at the UCLA. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) started as a Democratic Congressman from the Boston area, went on to the Senate in 1953, and was elected the 35th President of the U.S. in 1961. He was killed in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. The collection consists primarily of miscellaneous magazines, books, memorabilia, and ephemera related to the life and presidential administration of John F. Kennedy, and materials about members of the Kennedy family, including Robert Kennedy.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Andrew H. Dowdy, 1972.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Andrew Dowdy Collection of Material about John F. Kennedy (Collection 1118). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232952 

Biography

Dowdy was born in Missouri, November 24, 1904; chairman and professor of the Department of Radiology and one of the five original founders of the School of Medicine at the UCLA.
Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, May 29, 1917; graduated from Harvard (1940) and entered the Navy; started as a Democratic Congressman from the Boston area and went on to the Senate in 1953; married Jacqueline Bouvier, September 12, 1953; wrote Profiles in courage (1955) and won the Pulitzer Prize in history; Kennedy was elected the 35th President of the U.S. in 1961; the youngest man elected President, he was killed in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963.

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of miscellaneous magazines, books, memorabilia, and ephemera related to the life and presidential administration of John F. Kennedy. Also includes materials about members of the Kennedy family including Robert Kennedy.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Periodicals.


Container List

 

[Material re John F. Kennedy]

 

Miscellaneous Magazines, 1960-1968

Box 1

July 1960-September 1966.

Box 2

October 1966-July 1968.

 

[Miscellaneous Books and Ephemera, n.d. and 1964]

Box 2

Bibliography, medical articles, photographs, and recordings.

Box 5

Books re assasination.

Scope and Content Note

Included: An Editorial History of the Administration of President Kennedy 1960-1964, Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles.
Box 6

Ephemera re assassination.

Scope and Content Note

Includes material on Oswald, Ruby, the Warren Report, the Manchester book, and miscellaneous items.
Box 7

Paperback books re President Kennedy's assassination.

Box 7

President Kennedy's Inaugural Address, and ephemera.

 

[Photo News Magazines re the Life and Administration of JFK, 1959-1970]

Box 9

Esquire Magazine: April 1959-April 1967 (miscellaneous issues) and May 1967-June 1967.

Box 10

Life Magazine: June 18, 1963-August 7, 1970 (miscellaneous issues).

Boxes 11-12

Look Magazine: January 2, 1962-November 26, 1968; March 4, 1969-August 10, 1971 (miscellaneous issues).

Box 12

Los Angeles Times West Magazine: November 27, 1966; December 4, 1966; March 6, 1967.

Box 12

McCall's: July 1966, August 1966.

Box 12

Parade: December 4, 1966.

Box 12

Paris Match: November 26, 1966; December 3, 1966.

Box 12

Saturday Evening Post: May 6, 1967-December 2, 1967 (miscellaneous issues).

Box 12

Show: April 1963.

Box 12

This Week Magazine: January 19, 1964.

Box 12

JFK Coloring Book.

Box 14

Newspapers, 1963-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily the New York Review of Books.
 

[Material re Robert Kennedy, 1963-1970]

 

Books, Newspapers and Ephemera

Box 3

Books about Robert Kennedy, Sirhan trial transcript, memorial publication, and ephemera.

Box 14

Newspapers, 1963-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily the New York Review of Books.
 

Miscellaneous Magazines, 1966-1969

Box 3

[No titles given], September 1966-September 1968.

Box 13

Dell: May 1968.

Box 13

Esquire Magazine: March 1963; July and November 1968.

Box 13

Life Magazine: July 3, 1964; April 9, 1965.

Box 13

Look Magazine: April 16, 1968-December 2, 1968 (miscellaneous issues).

Box 13

Los Angeles Times Advertisement Supplement: August 8, 1968.

Box 13

Los Angeles Times West Magazine: June 1 and 8, 1969.

Box 13

McCall's: November 1968.

 

[Material re Members of the Kennedy Family]

Box 4

Miscellaneous magazines, 1966-1969.

Box 4

Books, ephemera.

Box 8

Memorabilia and ephemera.