In 1964, Stanley Marcus commissioned a hand-typeset and bound edition of the speech JFK was to have made at the Dallas Trade Mart on the day he was assassinated. The 500 copies were sent to Marcus and Kennedy family, friends, and associates, with the very first given to Jacqueline Kennedy.
To create an edition as beautiful as it was memorable, Marcus called upon eminent book designer Carl Hertzog of El Paso, Texas. The Stanley Marcus Collection in SMU's DeGolyer Library documents both the progess and the result of this labor of love.
Messages about the project:
Jackie Kennedy via her personal secretary, Nancy Tuckerman: High-resolution JPG
President Lyndon Johnson: High-resolution JPG
Supreme Court Justice William Brennan: High-resolution JPG
U.S. Representative to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson: High-resolution JPG
White House press secretary Pierre Salinger: High-resolution JPG
Violinist Isaac Stern: High-resolution JPG
Hearst Corporation president Richard Berlin: High-resolution JPG
New York Times chairman Arthur Sulzberger: High-resolution JPG