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    Scrimshaw Desk Accessory
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Desk accessory with 3 pieces of scrimshaw affixed to a wooden base. First, the whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with a scene of a sperm whale upending a long boat and five sailors overboard, inscribed "A dead whale or a stove boat." Second, a section of whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with the meeting of the Amagiri and the PT 109 before collisi...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Letters of support and advice
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601960: 30 June-14 July, undated

    This folder contains letters and telegrams containing expressions of general support for Senator John F. Kennedy’s nomination as the Democratic candidate for the 1960 presidential campaign, advice for the campaign, and drafts of statements for radio spots. Of note is a letter from former baseball player Jackie Robinson (then Vice President of Chock...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2-1 (Employment): Executive, 1961: August-September
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 17 July-20 September

    Materials in this folder include memoranda, a press release, a newspaper article, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Special Assistant to the President Frederick G. Dutton, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning federal employment opportunities for African Americans, with specific emphasis on...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: ST 1 (Alabama): General, 1963: 1 January-10 May
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files19 December 1962-10 May 1963

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Assistant Special Counsel to the President Lee C. White, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning civil rights demonstrations, incidents of police misconduct, and racially motivated vio...

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