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    Donald F. Barnes Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 June 1964

    Barnes discusses meetings between John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Latin American heads of state, JFK’s relationship with Latin American leaders including Rómulo Betancourt of Venezuela and Arturo Frondizi of Argentina, and JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 June 1968

    Bernhard discusses the often contentious relations between the Commission on Civil Rights, John F. Kennedy’s White House, and the Justice Department, especially after a report and recommendations that the Commission made about Mississippi, 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 #1, 4/25/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1967

    Bissell discusses the planning for the Bay of Pigs invasion, including the timing of when John F. Kennedy learned of the plans, the Joint Chiefs of Staffs’ involvement in the planning, and the possibility for alternate outcomes, 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)
    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 May 1964

    Brown discusses his job description; the factors that went into his, Robert S. McNamara’s, and John F. Kennedy’s decision making about whether or not a particular weapons system should be developed, and the Nike Zeus and Nike X missile systems, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Arthur A. Chapin Oral History Inteview - JFK #2, 3/31/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 March 1967

    Chapin discusses efforts to desegregate the Department of Labor and hire minorities, efforts to encourage desegregation and equal employment opportunities for minorities in the private sector, and civil rights legislation, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Chester L. Cooper Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/9/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 June 1966

    Cooper discusses Vietnam policy during the Kennedy administration, Henry Cabot Lodge’s ambassadorship to Vietnam, and the November 1963 coup that overthrew Ngo Dinh Diem, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Philip H. Des Marais Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/4/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 May 1967

    This interview focuses upon Des Marais’ education and welfare policy and legislation during the Kennedy Administration, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William O. Douglas Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/9/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 November 1967

    Douglas discusses his memories of the Kennedy family, John F. Kennedy as a young man, Congressman, and as President, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James L. Farmer Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/10/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 March 1967

    Farmer discusses the 1960 presidential campaign; the relationship between Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the John F. Kennedy (JFK) administration, interactions with Robert F. Kennedy and the Justice Department, the Freedom Rides and other civil rights actions; and JFK’s impact on civil rights, among other issues.

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