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Key to personnel in the schematic diagram of the Oswald shooting

Object Number: L2017.1.154.2
Category: Documents
Type of Object: Document
Dimensions: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Medium: Paper
Three-page list of key personnel shown on the schematic diagram of the basement of the Dallas Municipal Building when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald on Sunday, November 24, 1963 (L2017.1.154.1).

At top of first page are the following three lines of text in all caps:

"The key to personnel shown on the schematic diagram of the basement parking area,
City Hall, involved in the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. Numbers
indicate position of personnel at the time of the shooting on November 24, 1963."

The list includes names in alphabetical order from "2" to "109" with some numbers skipped in the list. The personnel listed include Jim Leavelle, Captain Will Fritz and Jack Ruby.

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

This personnel list for the basement diagram was likely provided by or prepared in consultation with Lt. Jack Revill, commander of the Internal Affairs Division of the Dallas Police Department in 1963. After the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald, Revill and his division conducted an extensive internal investigation. Their conclusion was that the department as a whole was negligent and no one individual (apart from Jack Ruby) was to blame for the shooting of Oswald in police custody. - Stephen Fagin, Curator 

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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