Lee Harvey Oswald Related Documents in Archives

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Special Collections makes Oswald documents available online!


The John G. Tower collection includes a number of letters and memos concerning Lee Harvey Oswald’s communication with Senator Tower in early 1962 when Oswald wanted to leave the USSR to return to the US with his wife. Senator Tower forwarded the letters from Oswald to the State Department where they were copied, returned, and then “lost” until they appeared in a 2007 auction that received considerable media attention.

Tower’s staff acquired photocopies of the file that had been sent to Washington, and PDFs of those copies can be viewed on the Special Collections website

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