JFK Assassination Articles by Grover B. Proctor, Jr.

Crimson Fall

A Poem About the Killing of a President

     Dr. Grover B. Proctor, Jr. is a historian and former university Dean who is widely acknowledged as an expert on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He has published numerous articles, lectured extensively, and has frequently been consulted by print and broadcast media.
     While most of his work comprises analysis and interpretation of the assassination research phenomenon, he broke new ground in the investigation in the early 1980's with his work on Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged telephone call from the Dallas jail to a former military counterintelligence agent in Raleigh, N.C.
Dr. Grover B. Proctor, Jr. PHOTO: DAN UMLAUF
The Raleigh Call
The Fingerprints of Intelligence

Now Published!
A greatly expanded, revised, and updated article on
The Raleigh Call and the Fingerprints of Intelligence,
for the first time utilizing the declassified files and documents from the House Select Committee on Assassinations, and pulling together everything we now know about the Raleigh Call.

Two Video Presentations:

From the AARC National Conference marking the
50th anniversary of the Warren Commission Report —
The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination:
A Half Century of Significant Disclosures


From the Bach to Books Lecture Series
Allen, Texas — 19 November 2015

In November 2011, Dr. Proctor donated his entire JFK Assassination library to Baylor University's Poage Library, as part of its JFK Assassination research center and archives. Later, in April 2014, he completed his gift to Baylor by donating all of his documents, papers, and files. His library and materials join collections of books, papers, and reference materials from Penn Jones Jr., Marguerite Oswald, Gary Shaw, Paul Hoch, Jack White, Ed Haslam, and many others.
Special thanks to Ben Rogers, Director of the W. R. Poage Library, and President Ken Starr of Baylor University, for so strongly encouraging and warmly welcoming this donation.

Index of Articles:

F O R   N E W C O M E R S   T O   T H E   S U B J E C T:

  • A Reply to a Student's Questions An informal and abbreviated set of answers to questions recently mailed to me by a student who is just beginning to become interested in the assassination. Updated November 2013.

T H E   R A L E I G H   C A L L:

  • Treon phone slip Collected for the first time anywhere, Grover Proctor's original article on "The Raleigh Call," along with all of the major primary and research documents in the case--including declassified documents from the House Select Committee on Assassinations. G. Robert Blakey, Chief Counsel for the House Select Committee on Assassinations, called the implications of this little-known incident inside the JFK assassination drama "deeply disturbing" and "an unanswerable mystery."
    The Raleigh Call and the Fingerprints of Intelligence — Article
    A greatly expanded, revised, and updated article about Oswald's alleged call to a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence agent from inside the Dallas jail — for the first time utilizing the declassified files and documents from the House Select Committee on Assassinations, and pulling together everything we now know about the Raleigh Call.
    The Raleigh Call and the Fingerprints of Intelligence — Video
    Dr. Proctor's presentation at the 2014 AARC National Conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Warren Commission Report — The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures.
    The Collected Documents A compendium of the primary and research documents relating to "The Raleigh Call," from an unsigned affidavit by a Dallas jail telephone operator to a heretofore unpublished report from the House Select Committee. (in progress)

A R T I C L E S   O F   M A J O R   A N A L Y S I S:

R E V I E W S ,   I N T E R V I E W S ,   E T C .:

  • 1993 New Books A book review of the several new volumes which hit the market at the time of the 30th anniversary of the assassination. Published November 1993.
  • 1992 New Books A book review of the several new volumes which hit the market in the year after the release of Oliver Stone's film JFK. Published November 1992.
  • Book Review: Mark Lane's Plausible Denial A review of what may have been veteran Kennedy researcher and attorney Mark Lane's most ambitious and far-reaching work to date. Published November 1991.
  • Interview With Mark Lane A frank conversation with attorney and author Mark Lane concerning his latest book, E. Howard Hunt's role in the assassination, and Oliver Stone's JFK. Conducted November 1991.
  • Larry Howard: A Man Under Fire The late Larry Howard was a driving force behind the investigation into the Kennedy assassination in the Dallas area. This interview was made as he finished his stint as technical adviser to the film JFK. Published December 1991.
  • Interview with Larry Howard The extended interview with Larry Howard, Co-Director of the JFK Assassination Information Center in Dallas, which served as the basis for the article "A Man Under Fire." Published December 1991.
Awards, Recognitions, and Kudos for this site:
The Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia has a very ambitious web site called USHistory.org. And on the page devoted to the Kennedy Assassination, they make 2 or 3 recommendations for quality sources of further information. One of those is this site, with the complimentary comments made shown above.
Dear Grover:
      I am a high school history and government instructor in California. As a young man, I was in Boston on the day of the assassination. I have been fascinated with the event ever since.
      I offered the assassination as an option to my students for a case study on the workings of government in this country.
      High school juniors, now too young to have even seen the Oliver Stone movie (they were 10 when it came out), were understandably confused by the myriad versions now available to them.
      Only one made any sense of the problem -- the one who discovered your essay "Goodbye to All That." I thought you would be interested to learn that it is powerful enough to pull the event together for students today.
      I will direct future students to it in my American history classes next year.
Marin County, CA
May 24, 1999
AOL NetFind Reviews
gives it a rating of

and commends "Grover's incisive article on the socio-politico effects (and continuing investigations of) the JFK assassination."
(May 29, 1997)

Dr. Jeffrey T. Guterman's
JFK Assassination Site Award
(June 5, 1997)

JFK Site Award

        It has been pointed out to me that heretofore I have failed to thank those who have been of great help and support to me during the years I researched the JFK assassination. All of these people have been in my heart and mind, but it was wrong of me not to show my appreciation publicly.
        First, immeasurable thanks to my long-suffering wife Adrianne, who put up with my passion for the research, who (as a better writer than I) tackled my prose and tamed it when needed, and who (believing in the cause) patiently allowed me to try to find the truth.
Bernie Reeves
        Thanks for many years of friendship, eager interest, and "column inches" given by R.B. "Bernie" Reeves, founder and for many years publisher of Spectator Magazine. Bernie had already published articles of mine about the assassination when the issue that would become "The Raleigh Call" series in the Spectator came to light. Famous for fighting off bugged phones and unscrupulous competitors, Bernie is a tenacious advocate and an excellent editor, from whom I have learned much. He was the Founder and Publisher of both Spectator Magazine and Raleigh Metro Magazine. In addition, he was the Founder and prime moving force behind the annual Raleigh Spy Conference.
        Big thanks to Dan Umlauf, master of all digital image media, for the portrait photographs of me that grace these pages. Dan is owner and president of ClearRiver Advertising & Marketing in Midland, Michigan.
        To Dr. James R. Black, my dear friend and co-author, goes much appreciation for so many things, not least of which is introducing the subject to me in the first place (see our article "Goodbye to All That").
        I appreciate all of the hundreds of emails I get from people (especially the students) who want to know more about the assassination. I try to answer as many as I can, but my schedule sometimes keeps me from being as diligent as I would like.
        Finally, sincere appreciation to all of the JFK researchers and authors, and those involved directly with the case, who gave me their time and expertise over the years -- Gaeton Fonzi, Mark Lane, Tony Summers, Bob Blakey, Mary Ferrell, Judyth Vary, Larry Howard, Martin Shackleford, Bud Fensterwald, Victor Marchetti, Jerry Policoff, Jim Lesar, and all of those who gave me help at the National Archives and the Assassination Archives and Research Center, to name but a few.






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