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Material Information

Title:
Patrick V. Garland Collection on the Reassessment of the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination
Physical Description:
0.21 : (1 box) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Garland, Patrick V

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Bullets -- Identification   ( lcsh )
Firearms -- Identification   ( lcsh )
Forensic ballistics   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of materials relating to Garland's work on the Kennedy case, including photographs, copies of court documents, working notes, correspondence, and copies of news articles. Accompanying the collection is a copy of The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity by Dan E. Moldea (NY: Norton, 1995), which is located in Special Collections (General: E 840.8 K4M58 1995).
Preferred Citation:
Patrick V. Garland Collection on the Reassessment of the Robert Kennedy Assassination, Special Collections, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Patrick V. Garland
Biographical:
A native of New York state, Patrick V. Garland joined the U.S. Army in 1954, serving as an airborne infantryman until 1957. He later served as a military policeman (1957-1963) and as a special agent for the Army's Criminal Investigation Command (1963-1967). In 1967, Garland became a firearms examiner for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory at Fort Gordon, Georgia. From 1973 to 1974, he was firearms examiner for the U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (Europe) in Frankfort, Germany. Retiring from the Army as a master sergeant, Garland became firearms examiner for the Tidewater Regional Crime Laboratory, Virginia Bureau of Forensic Sciences, a position he held from 1974 to 1977. From 1977 to 1982, Garland was senior firearms examiner for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s crime laboratory and subsequently served as firearms examiner for the Broward County (FL) Sheriff's Department crime laboratory. In 1995, he was a private contractor in "Operation Clean-up" at the F.B.I. Academy's Forensic Science Research and Training Center, examining firearms cases from the Washington, D.C. police department.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for further information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - G30
usfldc handle - u29.19-g30-ead
System ID:
SFS0031838:00001


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Guide to the Patrick V. Garland Collection on the Reassessment of the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination
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A native of New York state, Patrick V. Garland joined the U.S. Army in 1954, serving as an airborne infantryman until 1957. He later served as a military policeman (1957-1963) and as a special agent for the Army's Criminal Investigation Command (1963-1967). In 1967, Garland became a firearms examiner for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory at Fort Gordon, Georgia. From 1973 to 1974, he was firearms examiner for the U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (Europe) in Frankfort, Germany.
Retiring from the Army as a master sergeant, Garland became firearms examiner for the
Tidewater Regional Crime Laboratory, Virginia Bureau of Forensic Sciences, a position he held from 1974 to 1977. From 1977 to 1982, Garland was senior firearms examiner for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations crime laboratory and subsequently served as firearms examiner for the Broward County (FL) Sheriff's Department crime laboratory. In 1995, he was a private contractor in "Operation Clean-up" at the F.B.I. Academy's Forensic Science Research and Training Center, examining firearms cases from the Washington, D.C. police department.
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
Donation
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Processing Information:
Complete
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Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at
http://www.copyright.gov/ for further information.
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Preferred Citation:
Patrick V. Garland Collection on the Reassessment of the Robert Kennedy Assassination, Special Collections, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Related Materials:
Kathleen Cunningham Collection on the John F. Kennedy Assassination, Special Collections, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
Alphabetically by type of document.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of materials relating to Garland's work on the Kennedy case, including photographs, copies of court documents, working notes, correspondence, and copies of news articles. Accompanying the collection is a copy of The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity by Dan E. Moldea (NY: Norton, 1995), which is located in Special Collections (General: E 840.8 K4M58 1995).
COLLECTION METADATA
BEGIN SUBORDINATE COMPONENTS
dsc combined
Detailed List of Contents
c01 otherlevel
ArchonID internal id335
container Box 1
c02 file
id336
1
Folder 1
Collection Guide
id337
1
2
Biographical Garland, Patrick V.
c03 item
id338
1
2
Curriculum Vit.
ca. 1995
Scope and Contents
3 pp.
id339
1
2
Berg, Stanton. Reminiscences of the Pre and Early AFTE Years.
Scope and Contents
Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners website,
http://www.afte.org/AssociationInfo/a_berhistory.htm. Excerpts with mentions of Garland or the Kennedy reexamination, (15 pp.)
id341
1
3
Correspondence
1975-1977
id342
1
3
Robert Pratt, Administrative Deputy to Garland [et. al.], Los Angeles.
9/19/1975
Scope and Contents
Arrangements for meeting. Photocopy (1 page)
id343
1
3
Garland to Andre A. Moenssens, Professor of Law, University of Richmond.
11/7/1975
Scope and Contents
Discusses misrepresentations by Robert J. Joling in a lecture Joling gave to Professor Moenssens students. Holograph draft of letter (4 pp.).
id344
1
3
Carbon copy of typescript version of above
Scope and Contents
(2 pp.)
id345
1
3
Andre A. Moenssens to Garland.
11/14/1975
Scope and Contents
Response to 11/7/1975 Garland letter about Joling.
id346
1
3
John Kendall, Los Angeles Times to Garland.
3/2/1976
Scope and Contents
Sends copy of what we hope will be our last reportorial effort in the RFK case. Typescript (1 page). Accompanied by copy of Kendalls article Investigator is Sure Sirhan Acted Alone from the Los Angeles Times, 3/1/1976.
id347
1
3
Stephen J. Fallis, Deputy Chief Counsel, Select Committee on Assassinations, U. S. House of Representatives to Garland.
4/28/1977
Scope and Contents
Invitation to join a panel of firearms experts to assist in investigations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King deaths. Typescript (1 page)
id348
1
3
Garland to Stephen J. Fallis
n.d.
Scope and Contents
Letter accepting above invitation. Holograph, draft (1 page)
id349
1
4
Court Documents Bradford, Lowell W. Report of Examination.
10/4/1975
Scope and Contents
Photocopy (11pp.)
id350
1
5
Court Documents Comparison of Microscope Examination: Conclusion of A. A. Biasotti.
9/29-10/3
Scope and Contents
Photocopy (5 pp.)
id351
1
6
Court Documents Harper, William H. The Criminalistics in the RFK Assassination.
2/19/1975
Scope and Contents
Marked "Exhibit A." Photocopy (3 pp.)
id352
1
7
Court Documents Harper, William H. Reporters Transcript of Proceedings, Statement of William H. Harper.
11/7/1975
Scope and Contents
Photocopy (8 pp.)
id353
1
8
Court Documents Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Reports
1968
id354
1
8
-Analyzed Evidence Report. Prepared by DeWayne A Wolfer.
7/8/1968
Scope and Contents
Photocopy (4 pp.)
id355
1
8
Progress Report Case Prep Team Case Preparation for Trial.
7/18/1968
Scope and Contents
Photocopy (2 pp.)
id356
1
8
[Title Illegible]: Chronology of DeWayne A. Wolfers movements and activities.
6/5/1968-6/19/1968
Scope and Contents
Photocopy (4 pp.)
id357
1
9
Court Documents Order for Retesting of Exhibits (Photocopies)
id358
1
9
Order for Retesting of Exhibits.
"9/18/76"
Scope and Contents
Pencil date added. 11 pp.
id359
1
9
Order for Retesting of Exhibits (Order No. 2).
9/23/1975
Scope and Contents
2 pp.
id360
1
9
Order for Retesting of Exhibits (Order No. 3).
9/24/1975
Scope and Contents
(3 pp.)
id361
1
9
Order for Retesting of Exhibits (Order No. 4).
9/26/1975
Scope and Contents
(2 pp.)
id362
1
9
Order for Retesting of Exhibits (Order No. 6).
10/1/1974
Scope and Contents
(1 page)
id363
1
10
Court Documents Robertson, Phil O. Measurement of the Pitch of Rifling Twist Using Balliscan Pictures." Marked "Exhibit B."
Scope and Contents
Photocopy (10 pp.)
id364
1
11
News Articles
1974
id365
1
11
1974
Scope and Contents
2 items
id366
1
11
1975
Scope and Contents
21 items
id367
1
11
1976
Scope and Contents
1 item
id368
1
11
1977
Scope and Contents
1 item
id369
1
11
1988
Scope and Contents
2 items
id370
1
11
n.d.
Scope and Contents
17 items
id6510
1
12
News Articles
1975
id6511
1
13
News Articles
1976
id6512
1
14
News Articles
1977
id6513
1
15
News Articles
1988
id6514
1
16
News Articles
n.d.
id371
1
17
Photographs
id372
1
17
Sirhans Revolver (8 X 10, b&w)
id373
1
17
Group picture of reexamination panel, deputies, and officials (8 X 10, b&w)
id374
1
17
Patrick V. Garland test firing Sirhans revolver (8 X 10, b&w)
id375
1
17
Wooden board with holes [bullet holes?] (8 X 10, b&w)
id376
1
17
Object with two circled holes [bullet holes?] (8 X 10, b&w)
id377
1
17
Photograph of rifling marks [?] labeled 47 (8 X 10, b&w)
id378
1
17
Photograph of rifling marks [?] labeled 54 (8 X 10, b&w)
id379
1
18
Photographs Master Set of Photographs Key guide to the photographs
id380
1
19
Photographs Master Set of Photographs Photographs 1-20
Scope and Contents
[Note: Photograph # 9 missing upon receipt of collection] 8 X 10s, primarily color.
id381
1
20
Photographs Master Set of Photographs Photographs 21-43.
Scope and Contents
8 X 10s, primarily color
id382
1
21
Photographs Master Set of Photographs [44] [50].
Scope and Contents
8 X 10s, three b&w and five color.
[Note: These photographs were included in the Master Set binder, but did not appear on the identification key guide to the set, which only listed 43 pictures.]
id383
1
22
Working Papers Bullet Work Sheets
9/24/1975
Scope and Contents
Two bullet work sheets. (2 pp.)
id340
1
23
Working Papers Comments on Pitch of Rifling, Angle of Inclination of Rifling, or Number of Inches in One Revolution of Rifling.
Scope and Contents
Typescript (2 pp.)
id384
1
24
Working Papers Garland, Patrick V. The Re-Examination of Firearms Evidence in the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination
Scope and Contents
[Note: This appears to be a draft of an article
or lecture; possibly a draft for Garlands article about the reexamination published
in a special edition of the AFTE Journal (vol. 8, no. 3; Oct 1976). Pages are numbered in pencil 1, 2, 8-13, 15-23, 33, 36, 37, for total of 20 pp.]
id385
1
25
Working Papers Notes
id386
1
25
Names with telephone numbers, list of procedures, note to list expenses and get receipts.
9/23/1975
Scope and Contents
Holograph (1 page)
id387
1
25
"RFK."
n.d.
Scope and Contents
Account of Kennedys assassination and the reexamination. Holograph (5 pp.)
id388
1
25
Evidence. Recorded by: PP. Garland.
9/24/1975
Scope and Contents
Holograph (6 pp.) [yellow legal-sized paper]
id389
1
25
Comparison Work Sheet No 1. PP. Garland. Tests vs. Tests.
n.d.
Scope and Contents
Holograph (3 pp.) [yellow legal-size paper]
id390
1
25
[Unititled notes]
n.d.
Scope and Contents
Holograph (3 pp.) [yellow legal-size paper].
id391
1
25
List of .22 caliber weapons producing rifling impressions with 6 lines and grooves
n.d.
Scope and Contents
Typescript (1 page)
id392
1
25
Statement of Al Thibodeau, plant manager of Iver Johnson Arms giving date of manufacture of Sirhans revolver (6/3/1965) and describing the revolvers
9/25/1975
Scope and Contents
Typescript (1 page)
id393
1
25
Notes on various bullets examined.
N.d.
Scope and Contents
Holograph (1 page)