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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William B. Benton Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 July 1964

    Benton discusses his memories of John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a senator, his impressions of JFK’s political and intellectual skill, and problems that Benton encountered with U.S. political appointments to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    (Thomas) Hale Boggs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/10/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 May1964

    Boggs discusses John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a congressman, the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions, JFK’s assassination, and the Warren Commission, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    David W. Burke Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 12/8/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 December 1971

    Burke discusses Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) relationship in the Senate, and differences between the operations of their Senate offices; the Vietnam War; long deliberations about whether or not RFK should enter the 1968 presidential race; and RFK’s 1968 campaign, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Angier Biddle Duke Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 7/10/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 July 1964

    Duke discusses John F. and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s state visits to Paris, London, Venezuela and Colombia, and John F. Kennedy’s 1961 meeting with Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev in Vienna, among other issues.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Chest
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1961

    Rectangular shaped chest with relief depictions of medals originally minted by the Paris Mint on the 4 sides and lid. The medallions of George Washington in profile and Riders overlooking Boston are from a medallion commissioned by the American Congress in 1787 commemorating the liberation of Boston from the British occupation. The Latin legend is...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw of a Ship and a Woman
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Engraved whale tooth depicting the starboard side of a frigate, a three-masted ship, under full sail with guns run out ready for action on the front. The reverse is etched with a woman dressed in 19th century clothing holding an 1818 American flag and standing on a fouled anchor. She is possibly a personification of Commerce or Prosperity. In the b...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Decature-Adams Tusk
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Walrus tusk scrimshaw, the largest piece in President Kennedy's collection, shows only preliminary outlining and remains unfinished. The front, from top to bottom, is etched with Neptune riding a hippocanth with two attendant mermen, a portrait of Commodore Stephen Decatur USN based on a John Wesley Jarvis painting, a portrait of John Adams based o...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Independence Hall Scrimshaw
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Whale's tooth depicting Independence Hall in Philadelphia, with a heraldic eagle ridden by a personification of America above, and a portrait of a man at left, on front. The depiction of the Independence Hall includes the restored steeple, completed 1828, probably copied from a published engraving of that time. There are portraits of two women surr...

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