In this episode of “Behind the Artifact,” hosted by Megan Firestone, the head of Distinctive Collections and Archives, two significant artifacts related to the tragic events of November 22, 1963, are explored. This episode delves into President John F. Kennedy’s planned tour of Texas, which took a fateful turn in Dallas. The artifacts discussed include a duplicate of the UPI ticker tape from the day of the assassination and a commemorative set from the canceled Texas welcome dinner, both held at the Distinctive Collections and Archives at Southwestern University. The artifacts offer a moment-by-moment account of the tragic events and serve as historical reminders of a defining moment in American history.