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Rare Newspapers from Kennedy Years on Display at Central Library

Arlington Public Library offers several ways to step into the past through historical newspapers.

Rare papers from the Kennedy years, including some from Texas during the president’s November 1963 visit and assassination, are displayed this month on the first floor of Arlington’s Central Library. An edition of the Austin American from the morning of Nov. 22 touts the president’s visit to the Texas capital later that day, a stop that was to immediately follow his appearance in Dallas.Kennedy papers

The exhibit also includes Washington newspapers from the 1961 inauguration and John F. Kennedy’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington Public Library offers a wealth of newspapers online including historical editions of the Alexandria Gazette, the Evening Star, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Through Library PressDisplay, more than 1,700 U.S. and international titles from today are available online in full-color, full-page format. Historical newspapers also are available at Central Library on microfilm and in the Center for Local History. Current print editions can be found on the shelves at Central and the branches.

The Kennedy newspapers, from a private collection, will be on display through the end of the month. The Library is also highlighting a number of books and videos on the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy.

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