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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Adolf A. Berle Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/6/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 July 1967

    Berle discusses U.S. relations with various Latin American countries and leaders during the Kennedy administration, as well as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Alliance for Progress, 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)
    Winthrop G. Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/1/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 February 1968

    Brown discusses key political and military figures and events in Laos during his tenure as ambassador; instances where his opinion differed from the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.; U.S. aid and military involvement in Laos, among other issues.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 18A.4. Laos Situation
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.10 April 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on April 10, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and W. Averell Harriman. They discuss fighting in Laos involving the Pathet Lao and the forces of Kong Le and others. They also discuss whether the United States should discuss the matter with Soviet officials. Transcript included. This sound re...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Security Council meetings, 1963: No. 512, 20 April 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files20 April 1963

    This folder contains background memoranda, a list of attendees, a summary, and a Record of Actions for meeting number 512 of the National Security Council (NSC). The meeting focused on Laos and a military situation in Plaine des Jarres between neutralist forces and the Pathet Lao.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 18A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Dictation Belt 18A contains eight sound recordings. Item 18A.1 is a sound recording of a brief fragment of a telephone conversation held on April 4, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Walter W. Heller, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. They talk about budgetary matters. The recording starts in mid-conversation. Item...

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