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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Carl B. Albert Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1965

    Albert talks about a range of political and legislative issues during John F. Kennedy’s time in Congress and as president.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Letitia K. Baldrige Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/24/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 April 1964

    Baldrige discusses entertaining at the White House, state visits, and humorous anecdotes about the Kennedys, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1964

    Balewa discusses his memories of President John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) character, JFK’s influence on world affairs, and the impact of JFK’s assassination on Nigerians, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Samuel E. Belk Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 6/1/1974
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 June 1974

    Belk discusses the division of labor within the National Security Council, its relationship with the Department of State and Department of Defense, Latin American and African affairs, and McGeorge Bundy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    David Ben-Gurion Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/16/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 July 1965

    Ben-Gurion discusses the interactions of Russia and China and speculates on the possibility that John F. Kennedy (JFK) would have been able to diffuse tensions between the United States and those nations, JFK’s youthfulness, and the Peace Corps, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Leonard Bernstein Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/21/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 July 1965

    Bernstein discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) inauguration, public and private dinners he attended at the White House, and humorous anecdotes about his interactions with JFK and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Howard Bertsch Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1964

    Bertsch discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) views on agriculture, the successes of the Farmers Home Administration during JFK’s presidency, and the tone that JFK set in government, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Richard M. Bissell Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/5/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 July 1967

    Bissell discusses the Bay of Pigs invasion and its aftermath, including the decision not to support the invaders with air strikes, and investigations by the CIA Inspector General and General Maxwell D. Taylor, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Albert H. Blumenthal Oral History Interview - RFK #4, 11/23/1976
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 November 1976

    Blumenthal discusses the Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) decision to run for president in 1968, the Eugene J. McCarthy campaign and Democratic Party leadership’s reaction to that decision, and RFK’s campaign in Indiana and New York State, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Arleigh A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/20/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 January 1967

    Burke discusses his frustrations with the Kennedy administration, including Robert S. McNamara’s changes to the Department of Defense, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, general lack of respect for procedures and lessons from the past, and censoring of a speech that Burke was to give in January 1961, among other issues.

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