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    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #12, 1/13/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 January 1970

    Beaty discusses interactions between the Interior Department and White House staff, and the Kennedy administration’s difficulty with getting legislation passed, among other issues.

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    Walter L. "Bill" Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/3/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 September 1964

    In this interview Hart discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign in West Virginia [WV]; the fight for the WV Democratic primary between JFK and Hubert H. Humphrey; disappointments in WV with JFK’s Administration once he is elected President and resentment of White House staff members; various aspects of WV’s political background ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William J. Hartigan Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/22/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 April 1964

    In this interview Hartigan discusses meeting John F. Kennedy [JFK] for the first time; working with Kenneth P. O’Donnell on JFK’s 1952 Senate campaign; the Democratic Party in Massachusetts; JFK as a Senator; JFK’s try for the vice presidential nomination in 1956; the 1960 Democratic National Convention; the 1960 West Virginia and Wisconsin preside...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    (Lawrence) Brooks Hays Oral History Interview - JFK #1, ca. 1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collectionca. 1964

    In this interview Hays discusses early interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK]; obstacles to becoming an Assistant Secretary of State and his work in that position; Hays’ trip abroad to visit the Pope; moving over to the White House and his work as a Special Assistant to the President; Federal-State intergovernmental relations; visiting Africa and ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    August Heckscher Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/10/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 December 1965

    In this interview Heckscher discusses John F. Kennedy [JFK] and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis as an “inspiration to cultural life”; Heckscher’s involvement in government affairs prior to becoming a Special Consultant to the President; the invitation of 168 artists to JFK’s 1961 inauguration and its impact; how Heckscher came to work for the Wh...

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