The Kennedy Library's Oral History collections include the following components. For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629. Have a research question? Ask an Archivist.
Close to 1,300 interviews with individuals associated with John F. Kennedy and his legacy: prominent public figures, administration officials, members of Congress, national and state political leaders, business and labor leaders, journalists, civil rights leaders, foreign government officials, private citizens, and people who opposed Kennedy administration policies. Collection overview | Browse JFKOH interviews (with digitized transcripts where available).
A supplement to the Papers of Robert F. Kennedy. The collection includes approximately 300 interviews focusing on Robert F. Kennedy's career and particularly his role as U.S. Attorney General, Senator from New York, and U.S. presidential candidate in 1968. Collection overview | Browse RFKOH interviews (with digitized transcripts where available).
Copies of interviews conducted by other institutions such as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Columbia University, the U.S. Senate Historical Office, and others.
In addition to textual materials, the collection contains many oral history interviews (audio) with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who served from the program's founding to the present day. The interviews have not been transcribed though may be listened to at the Library. Note: Please schedule an appointment with our Audiovisual Research staff at least two weeks in advance of your visit so that listening copies can be prepared.
Collection overview | Finding aid (See also Peace Corps Films and United States Peace Corps Photograph Collection.)
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