Photograph Collections



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F3901:826–849
Los Angeles City
Los Angeles Police Department
(Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Investigation Records)
Photographs. 1968–1969. 4,065 items.

Arranged numerically by LAPD numbering system. Prints have been placed in albums and negatives are stored separately. Formats included are: photographic prints, negatives, color photographs, and color negatives. Photographs are available on microfilm.

Photographs taken by Special Unit Senator and the Los Angeles Police Department during the course of their investigation and by amateur and professional photographers who were present at the crime scene. Images depict key figures in the investigation; evidence; the crime scene before, during, and after the assassination; investigative activities such as trajectory studies and walk–throughs of the crime scene by officials; and, Kennedy campaign activities. Two groups of photographs, "Case prep. notebook" (Q101–102) and "Complete set of photos taken by the FBI" (Q85), offer a good overview of the investigation. Index included at the beginning of each photograph album and as Appendix F of the RFK finding aid.

See RFK Assassination Investigation Records finding aid for more information.

Autopsy and post–operative photographs are restricted per California Code of Civil Procedure, section 129.


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F3906:50–241
Los Angeles County
Superior Court. Case File No. A233421–People vs. Sirhan Sirhan.
(Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Investigation Records)
Trial exhibits. 1968–1975. 655 items.

Arranged by category (e.g. Grand Jury, Trial, Special Hearing), then by litigant (People or Defense) and then numerically or alphabetically by exhibit designation. Formats included are: photographic prints, color photographs, negatives, and oversized photographic prints.

Photographs are part of a larger group of items used as exhibits in court proceedings against Sirhan Sirhan and during the Special Hearing undertaken by Los Angeles County authorities in 1975. Many of the photographs used as exhibits were originally part of the Special Unit Senator records (see above entry).

See RFK Assassination Investigation Records finding aid for listing and description of exhibits.

Autopsy and post–operative photographs are restricted per California Code of Civil Procedure, section 129.


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