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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Abram J. Chayes Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 May 1964

    Chayes discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) vice presidential candidacy at the 1956 Democratic National Convention, an advisory group to JFK of Harvard academics that Chayes helped form in 1958, loyalty oaths and McCarthyism, and the 1960 Democratic National Convention, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Abram J. Chayes Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 6/22/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 June 1964

    Chayes discusses Cabinet and other appointments in the Kennedy administration, including the reasons why Dean Rusk was chosen as Secretary of State; the appointment of John F. Kennedy’s Solicitor General; and use of executive privilege.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Abram J. Chayes Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/23/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 June 1964

    Chayes discusses maritime labor laws and flags of convenience, the Satellite Communications Act of 1962, and other domestic and international issues surrounding U.S. satellites, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Abram J. Chayes Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 7/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1964

    Chayes discusses John F. Kennedy’s 1961 meeting with Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, the 1961 Berlin Crisis, and the building of the Berlin Wall, among other issues.

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