Overview

The Museum collection comprises approximately 20,000 three-dimensional objects and works of art related to the life, career, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Among the Museum's holdings are: state gifts presented to President Kennedy by world leaders; unique and handmade gifts from private citizens; the personal memorabilia of President Kennedy, including his private collections of scrimshaw and ship models; items associated with the President’s military, political, and presidential careers; and a comprehensive collection of Mrs. Kennedy’s wardrobe from the White House period – all of which helps to chronicle her substantive accomplishments as First Lady.

 

Digital collections

A growing number of Museum artifacts have been digitized and may be browsed from this page: browse digital collections.

For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629.

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JFKWHP-AR6296-E (crop): President Kennedy Speaks at Press Conference, 25 January 1961

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