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    United States Commission of Fine Arts Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of records concerning historic preservation and development projects in the District of Columbia, including information on the President's Council on Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Capital Planning Commission. RG66.

  • 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...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles A. Horsky Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 8/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 August 1964

    In this interview Horsky discusses John F. Kennedy [JFK] and the aesthetic development of the National Capital Area; JFK’s reaction to the January 1963 issue of the Architectural Forum magazine; new appointments to the Commission on Fine Arts; the development along the shores of the Potomac River; the problem of mass transportation within the Distr...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Assorted letters to William Walton
    William Walton Personal Papers4 September 1945-20 June 1991, undated
  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Non-Presidential Appointments, Independent [and Other]: A: Commission of Fine Arts (Independent)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Dorothy H. Davies2 May 1962-17 September 1963, undated
  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Commission of Fine Arts
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.20 September 1962-29 May 1963, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Commission of Fine Arts. Materials pertain to exterior illumination for the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials and a recommendation for the seventh member of the Commission of Fine Arts.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Fenn, Dan H., Jr.
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.April 1963, undated

    This folder contains memoranda between the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and Dan H. Fenn, Jr., Staff Assistant to the President, concerning appointments to the Fine Arts Commission.

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