• 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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