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    Chester B. Bowles Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/1/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 July 1970

    Bowles discusses U.S. ambassadors, his attempts to reorganize the State Department, the Kennedy administration’s failure to support liberal reform movements around the world, and Bowles’ conflicts with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Winthrop G. Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/1/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 February 1968

    Brown discusses key political and military figures and events in Laos during his tenure as ambassador; instances where his opinion differed from the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.; U.S. aid and military involvement in Laos, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Anthony J. Celebrezze Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1965

    Celebrezze discusses his appointment as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), federal aid to private schools, and HEW’s legislative program during the Kennedy administration, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Willard W. Cochrane Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/16/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 June 1964

    Cochrane discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) agricultural views, the Agricultural Act of 1961’s procedural approach, and the relationship between JFK and the Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Paul Corbin Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 11/27/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 November 1967

    Corbin discusses organizing John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) Wisconsin and New York Citizens’ Committees, clashing with Carmine G. DeSapio and Michael H. Prendergast’s over JFK’s 1960 campaign in New York State, and his relationship with Robert F. Kennedy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Richard K. Donahue Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/8/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 March 1967

    Donahue discusses recruiting talent for the John F. Kennedy (JFK) administration, working with the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, and JFK’s treatment of his staff and cabinet, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Angier Biddle Duke Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 May 1964

    Sieverts discusses informal and state visits to the White House during John F. Kennedy's (JFK) presidency, including those of Apollo Milton Obote, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Marshal Tito, and others; visits by ceremonial monarchs; and JFK’s meetings with Latin American political leaders, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William S. Gaud Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/16/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 February 1966

    Gaud discusses the Agency for International Development [AID], its role in legislation, and the John F. Kennedy Administration’s policy towards foreign aid, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Frank Mankiewicz Oral History Interview - RFK #4, 9/30/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 September 1969

    Mankiewicz discusses his involvement with the Peace Corps, Robert Kennedy’s relationship with J. Edgar Hoover, and the controversy surrounding wiretapping, 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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