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According to The New York Times, a large collection of documents and items related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy have been released after 40 years, by the Dallas County District Attorney.

The 15 boxes were stored in a walk-in safe on the 10th floor of the Dallas County Courthouse. The boxes contained items from Lee Harvey Oswald's clothing to the leather gun holster used by Oswald's killer, Jack Ruby.

"We decided this information is too important to be kept secret," Craig Watkins, Dallas County District Attorney said.

The documents are being scanned and the plans are to donate them to a museum, which can make them public. A museum has not been named but the Smithsonian was mentioned as one of the possibilities.

Another possibility is the Sixth Floor Museum, which is the former Texas School Book Depository from which Oswald allegedly shot Kennedy. Nicola J. Longford, executive director of the museum, said that since the material has not been properly examined, it is impossible to know how much new information on the case will be found.

"We don't know how much is original, copied or previously available," Longford said.

John F Kennedy was assassinated November 22, 1963 in a motorcade at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. While Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, speculation continues about a possible conspiracy.