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    Lincoln Gordon Personal Papers
    1931-2007

    Papers, 1931-2007. Educator, economist, diplomat, government official. Member, John F. Kennedy's Task Force on Immediate Latin American Problems (1960); Ambassador to Brazil (1961-1966); Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1966-1967). Records from his service in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; his teaching career at Ha...

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    White House Films
    1945 - 1963

    Films 1945 – 1963 (bulk 1962 – 1963) Color and black-and-white motion picture films produced by the Office of the Naval Aide to the President and the Office of the Military Aide to the President depict President John F. Kennedy and others at official White House ceremonies, performances, and dignitary visits. Additional events include John F. Ken...

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    Paul B. Fay Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 11/11/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 November 1970

    Fay discusses Admiral George Anderson, Fay’s role as Under Secretary of the Navy, President John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) relationships with heads of state, foreign visits, JFK’s interest in General Douglas MacArthur, the missile gap, and the Kennedy family, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/13/1964
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1961 Berlin crisis; American forces, military and diplomatic, in Germany; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] recommendation for Americans to have fallout shelters; nuclear testing; problems with the Department of State; the start of the conflict in Vietnam, 1961; the Department of Justice under RFK and ...

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    Thomas S(arsfield) Power Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 December 1964

    This interview focuses on concerns about a missile gap during the Kennedy administration, the use of air surveillance to gather intelligence, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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    Theodore C. Sorensen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 March 1964

    This interview focuses on the space race, civil defense, and the missile gap, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    “What Nixon Said: A Collection of His Public Utterances, 1946-1960,” DNC issuance: National Security: Disarmament, Atomic, Space, Nuclear Testing
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601946-1960

    This folder contains quotes by Richard M. Nixon regarding issues of national security including disarmament, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, atomic energy, satellites, the missile gap, and nuclear testing.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Defense and disarmament: Missile gap
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196014 August 1958

    This folder consists of copies of the Congressional Record containing a speech by Senator John F. Kennedy concerning a gap in military, nuclear, and diplomatic policies between the United States and the Soviet Union, and suggestions for reducing the gap.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    U.S. Military Power, Senate floor, 14 August 1958
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files14 August 1958

    This file contains copies of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech given on the floor of the United States Senate titled, “United States Military and Diplomatic Policies—Preparing for the Gap." In his speech the Senator discusses the growing divide in military strength between the United States and Soviet Union as a result of the U.S. focus on economic ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    General, 1959: 9 April-11 December
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601959: 9 April-11 December

    This folder contains copies of speeches made by Senator John F. Kennedy in Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. Topics include the American character, a need for Democratic leadership to facilitate new ideas and resolve issues, and the threat of communism. Also included is a speech concerning a gap in achievements in agriculture, military, ed...

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