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Jacqueline Kennedy 1964 Oral History Interview – Excerpts from Chapters 1 & 2

In Her Voice  - Excerpts from Chapter 1 and 2.

"It was really the happiest time of my life. It was when we were the closest - I didn't realize the physical closeness of having his office...in the same building and seeing him so many times a day."

In the spring of 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded a series of interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and former Special Assistant to the President, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The tapes, held on deposit at the Kennedy Library, remained strictly sealed since then in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy’s wishes. The oral history was opened in 2011 as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Presidency.

The excerpts heard here are featured in the Kennedy Library’s special exhibit, In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years, on display through 2012.

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