Online Collection

Robert Denson Oral History

Object Number: 2008.001.0031
Category: Oral Histories
Oral history interview subject: Robert B. Denson
Oral history interviewer: Stephen Fagin
Oral history interviewer: C. Dealey Campbell
Type of Object: Oral history
Dimensions: 128 Minutes
Medium: DVD-R
Videotaped oral history interview with Robert Denson. As chief investigator for the Jack Ruby defense team from December 1963 to March 1964, Denson interviewed more than 100 acquaintances of Ruby. Denson was heavily involved with defense preparations and sat behind Ruby during the course of the trial. Shortly after the trial, Denson wrote the book Destiny in Dallas (1964).

Interview conducted at Mr. Denson's home on April 24, 2008 by Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator, and C. Dealey Campbell of the Dallas Historical Society. The interview is two hours and eight minutes long.

The video attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.
Curator's Notes

Mr. Denson passed away on December 18, 2010. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

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