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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)
    Richard A. Lester Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/22/1974
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 March 1974

    Lester discusses the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, among other issues.

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