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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    J. Lindsay Almond Oral History Interview, JFK #1, 2/7/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1968

    Almond discusses Southern governor's attitiudes toward President Kennedy, Virginia politics, Johnson's candidacy, and civil rights, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Ruth M. Batson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/24/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 January 1979

    Batson discusses John F. Kennedy's (JFK) senate and presidential campaigns, disappointment over JFK’s civil rights record, and the 1962 Senate race between Edward Moore Kennedy and Edward J. McCormack, Jr., among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John A. Blatnik Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/4/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1966

    Blatnik discusses John F. Kennedy’s time in the House of Representatives, Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1960 presidential bid, and changes to the House Rules Committee under the leadership of Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Simeon S. Booker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/27/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1967

    Booker discusses African Americans’ disappointment with and distrust of John F. Kennedy (JFK) due to his lack of action on civil rights in Congress; his experience with the 1960 Kennedy-for-President campaign, JFK and Robert F. Kennedy's awareness of civil rights during the Presidency.

  • 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)
    Peter J. Cloherty Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/29/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 September 1967

    Cloherty discusses John F. Kennedy's 1946 congressional campaign, Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, and differences within the Democratic Party’s, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Samuel J. Ervin Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/17/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 May 1966

    Ervin discusses JFK’s relationship with southern senators, the McClellan Committee, the Civil Rights Bill of 1963 and Ervin’s opposition to the bill, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James L. Farmer Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/25/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1979

    Farmer discusses the Freedom Rides, the JFK administration and civil rights legislation, and Farmer’s support for RFK in New York, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Camille F. Gravel Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/23/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 May 1967

    Gravel discusses campaigning for John F. Kennedy in Louisiana in 1960, civil rights issues, and the activities of the Democratic National Committee, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James C. Thomson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29/1980
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1980

    In this interview, he discusses Chester Bowles’ political style, the unconventional selections of ambassadorial positions, and the nation’s role in the world, among other issues.

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