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District Attorney's card index to information gathered investigating Jack Ruby

Object Number: L2017.1.26
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Box
Dimensions: 3 1/4 × 5 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (8.3 × 14 × 24.1 cm)
Medium: Paper, Cardboard
One blue cardboard box labeled on one short end "Cards of General Index to Jack Ruby Investigation". The box contains hundreds of unlined white index cards sorted in alphabetical order that have typed personal and pertinent information for individuals related to the Jack Ruby trial. The cards serve as an index for files compiled by investigators in the District Attorney's office as they built their case against Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.

This object was originally part of the evidence collected by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and specifically prosecutors Henry Wade and Bill Alexander during the investigation leading up to the Jack Ruby trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Curator's Notes

In order to ensure its long-term care and preservation and to facilitate public access, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office placed their Jack Ruby Trial Collection (sometimes referred to as "the DA's Jack Ruby file") on long-term loan with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in 2017. The Museum is working to make the entire collection accessible through this online collections database. To find out more about this collection or to access materials not yet included here, contact the Museum's Reading Room at - Megan Bryant, Director of Collections & Interpretation

This item, along with materials from the DA's Ruby file (which is on loan to the Museum) and from the Museum's permanent collection, briefly appeared in a temporary display on the Museum's seventh floor in 2017. - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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