|University of North Texas Libraries/Dallas Municipal Archives|
|If you ever wondered what it looked like during a night in Jack Ruby's Carousel Club, wonder no longer.|
Dallas's official John F. Kennedy Collection has always been on the city's Web site -- a little hidden on the City Secretary's Office home page, but right here
nonetheless. I've used it in the past, despite the fact it's a bit of a mess -- photos and files kept in virtual boxes, searchable only by using this massive inventory list
. But, right on time (November 22, after all, is but days away), the University of North Texas Libraries debuts its version of the John F. Kennedy Dallas Police Department Collection
, which cleans up the stacks and will eat up an afternoon if you let it.
"They wanted to build a Web site from their vantage point, and we allowed them to do that," City Secretary Deborah Watkins tells Unfair Park. "But it's the same collection as the city's."