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    Kenneth M. Birkhead Personal Papers
    1943-1979

    Government official. Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Liaison (1961-68). Correspondence, memorandums, reports, news clippings, and photographs pertaining to the Department of Agriculture and Democratic politics.

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    Orville L. Freeman Personal Papers
    1960-1963

    Secretary of Agriculture (1961-1969). Correspondence, memorandums, notes, reports, speeches, interviews, diary, and other personal papers. Original diary is on deposit in the Minnesota Historical Society.

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    Roland Renne Personal Papers
    1952-1964

    Papers 1952-1964. Government official. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs (1963-1964). Speeches, publications.

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    United States Department of Agriculture Photograph Collection
    1955-1964

    Photographs and publicity materials, 1955-1964 (bulk 1961-1963). Black-and-white photographs made by the United States Department of Agriculture during John F. Kennedy’s Presidency, featuring John F. Kennedy, Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, and others, and images used to illustrate and promote Department of Agriculture programs.

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    United States Department of Agriculture Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of subject files. RG16.

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    United States Government Agencies Collection
    1949-1989

    Motion picture films and other audiovisual materials created or commissioned by Departments and Agencies of the United States Government, including United States Information Agency / Service (USIA/USIS); Departments of Defense, Army, Air Force, Labor, Commerce, Agriculture, and Interior; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); others.

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    Kenneth M. Birkhead Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 July 1964

    Birkhead discusses his interactions with John F. Kennedy (JFK), during JFK’s years in the U.S. Congress, the 1960 presidential campaign, and the evolution of JFK’s knowledge of and views on agriculture, among other issues.

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    Kenneth M. Birkhead Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1967

    Birkhead discusses his work on Lyndon Baines Johnson’s speech-writing team during his vice-presidential campaign in 1960, his duties as Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Liaison, and 1961 feed grains legislation, among other issues.

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    Kenneth M. Birkhead Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 9/1/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 September 1967

    Birkhead discusses specific agriculture legislation during the Kennedy administration, including among others the 1962 farm bill and 1963 wheat referendum, and Southern members of Congress, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John A. Carver, Jr. Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/20/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 September 1968

    In this interview Carver discusses the transition from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Administration to John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Administration in late 1960 through 1961; the process of and issues with staffing the various bureaus in the Department of the Interior; tensions between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture; and worki...

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