The Oklahoma City Bombing took place on April 19, 1995. Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols were arrested and placed on trial in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. When the announcement was made that trial would take place in Denver, former curator, the late Stan Oliner, created an artificial collection of newspapers, records, tabloid publications, information and leads files to document and follow proceedings.
All total, the assembled collection spans ten record cartons and 2 flat boxes. The following is a brief description of contents:
• Box 1: Binders holding print copies of court records and transcripts for Tim McVeigh hearing. [The documents were available to the public.]
• Box 2: Print copies of Oklahoma newspapers, primarily McCurtain County Gazette, May 1997-January 1998.
• Box 3: A couple of binders holding more court records, plus photocopies of trivia information about radical groups, much of which was downloaded from the online sources.
• Box 4: Information “leads” files, Stan created to track potential research activity. Lots of photocopies.
• Box 5: Individual files of daily court transcripts, dated March 1997, as provided by 9Online.
• Box 6: Print copies of the Rocky Mountain News. No inventory of issues.
• Box 7: More daily transcripts copies from 9Online, plus some printed journals. For example, U.S. News & World Report and Columbia Journalism Review.
• Box 8: Printed material related to a variety and range of hate groups, radical organizations.
• Boxes 9-10: Court transcripts covering the trail of Terry Nichols. Same source as above.
• Boxes 11-12: 96 audio cassettes of radio programs and talk shows covering aspects of the trial.
11.0 LF of files and audio cassette recordings