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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Godfey T. McHugh Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/19/1978
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 May 1978

    McHugh discusses the presidential use, planning and protocol of Air Force One, advanced planning for presidential travel, the transport of foreign dignitaries, and the aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, his role in transporting the President's body.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Talking Drum
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    Leather and wood drum in hourglass shape with a handle attached to the side. The talking drum (also called dondo, adondo, atumpan, or gan gan) is a variable pitch pressure drum. The drum heads at either end of the drum's wooden body are made from hide or fish-skin which is wrapped around a wooden hoop. Usually, leather cords or thongs run the lengt...

  • Digitized Moving Image
    The Last Two Days, November 1963: 21-22
    White House FilmsNovember 1963: 21-22

    Motion picture covering highlights of the final two days in the life of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy makes scheduled public appearances and delivers remarks, including his last public words, and interacts informally with crowds that greet him in San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Texas. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Gove...

  • Digitized Moving Image
    The Last Two Days, November 1963: 21-22 [A Roll Footage]
    White House FilmsNovember 1963: 21-22

    Silent A-roll motion picture footage from "The Last Two Days." The produced version of "The Last Two Days" is a motion picture covering the final two days in the life of President John F. Kennedy. "The Last Two Days" includes scenes of President Kennedy making scheduled public appearances and delivering remarks, including his last public words, and...

  • Digitized Moving Image
    The Last Two Days, November 1963: 21-22 [B Roll Footage]
    White House FilmsNovember 1963: 21-22

    Silent B-roll motion picture footage from "The Last Two Days." The produced version of "The Last Two Days" is a motion picture covering the final two days in the life of President John F. Kennedy. "The Last Two Days" includes scenes of President Kennedy making scheduled public appearances and delivering remarks, including his last public words, and...

  • Digitized Moving Image
    The Last Two Days, November 1963: 21-22 [Outtakes]
    White House FilmsNovember 1963: 21-22

    Silent motion picture outtakes from "The Last Two Days." The produced version of "The Last Two Days" is a motion picture covering the final two days in the life of President John F. Kennedy. "The Last Two Days" includes scenes of President Kennedy making scheduled public appearances and delivering remarks, including his last public words, and inter...

  • Photograph Folder (this link takes you to a folder of digitized photographs within a collection)
  • Photograph Folder (this link takes you to a folder of digitized photographs within a collection)
  • Digitized Photographic Image
    ST-524-11-63. Arrival of President John F. Kennedy's Body at Andrews Air Force Base
    White House Photographs22 November 1963

    Officials gather at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, following the arrival of Air Force One from Dallas, Texas, carrying President John F. Kennedy’s body. [Photograph by Dan Lewis]

  • Digitized Moving Image
    Funeral Services for President John F. Kennedy, November 1963: 23-25 [Outtakes Reel 04]
    White House FilmsNovember 1963: 23-25

    Silent motion picture outtakes from funeral services for President John F. Kennedy, including services in the Capitol Rotunda, the President's body arriving at Andrew's Air Force Base, a procession, grave-side services, President Lyndon B. Johnson declaring an official mourning period, and another procession. Produced by: Naval Photographic Center...

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