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    Robert S. McNamara Personal Papers
    1967

    Papers 1967. Report relating to McNamara’s work as Secretary of Defense 1961-1968, "United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967 [“Pentagon Papers”]."

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    New York Times Photograph Collection
    1957-1970

    Photographs, 1957–1970. Black-and-white prints of images made by New York Times photographers featuring John F. Kennedy and administration officials during the Kennedy Presidency; Robert F. Kennedy as Senate counsel, United States Attorney General, U. S. Senate candidate, United States Senator for New York, and 1968 Presidential candidate; and the ...

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    United States Department of Defense Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of incoming and outgoing cables, numerical files, and correspondence of Secretary Robert S. McNamara. Hard copy consists of Current News. RG330.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George W. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1967

    Anderson discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, controversy over government contract for the TFK military airplane, conflicts between civilian and military personnel in Defense Department, and Robert S. McNamara and John F.Kennedy's decision not to reappoint Anderson.

  • 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)
    William P. Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/12/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 November 1964

    Bundy discusses planning the Bay of Pigs invasion; escalation of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam during the Kennedy Administration, and Robert S. McNamara’s role in developing Vietnam policy; and U.S. military aid to India, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William P. Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 4/25/1972
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1972

    Bundy discusses 1961 and 1963 debates about supporting a coup in Vietnam a trip that Bundy, Robert S. McNamara, Maxwell D. Taylor, and other took to Vietnam to gauge sentiments within the country about Ngo Dinh Diem’s government; the November 1963 coup that overthrew Diem, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Arleigh A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/20/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 January 1967

    Burke discusses his frustrations with the Kennedy administration, including Robert S. McNamara’s changes to the Department of Defense, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, general lack of respect for procedures and lessons from the past, and censoring of a speech that Burke was to give in January 1961, 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)
    George H. Decker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/18/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 September 1968

    Decker discusses the Joint Chiefs of Staff Laotian policy, the Joint Chiefs’ role in the Bay of Pigs planning and execution, and the Joint Chiefs’ relationship with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, among other issues.

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