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    Andrew John Biemiller Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/24/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 May 1979

    Biemiller discusses the Kennedy and Johnson administrations’ legislative records, particularly on labor issues; specific issues and pieces of legislation; civil rights; and the labor movement’s relationship with the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Jack T. Conway Oral History Interview - RFK #3, 12/29/1972
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 December 1972

    In this interview Conway discusses getting Martin Luther King out of jail in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963; Robert F. Kennedy’s [RFK] view of King and his actions; the March on Washington; working with RFK and the Justice Department on civil rights legislation; Walter Reuther; Conway’s decision to leave John F. Kennedy’s Administration and working o...

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    Archibald Cox Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 November 1964

    Cox discusses legislative work with the labor movement, and his position as Solicitor General, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/13/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 May 1969

    In this interview Henry discusses how he first got involved in civil rights activity and how he became an active leader in the NAACP; contact with the Justice Department during the Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration; the FBI investigation into Henry and into the civil rights movement; Henry’s relationship with Medgar Evers; voting rights and voter...

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    Joseph D. Keenan Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/3/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 January 1968

    This interview focuses on the labor movement’s relationship with the John F. Kennedy [JFK] administration and the Labor-Management Advisory Committee, among other topics.

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    George Meany Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/16/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 July 1964

    This interview focuses on John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] time as a senator, the labor movement’s support for JFK during his presidential campaign, and Meany’s personal recollections of JFK, among other topics.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Religious literature: Ward, Richard J.
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601958

    This folder contains an abstract of Richard J. Ward’s dissertation, “The Role of the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists in the American Labor Movement,” concerning the relationship between the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists and the labor movement in the United States.

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    International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Miami Beach, Florida, 15 May 1959
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files15 May 1959

    This file contains drafts of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech at an International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union convention in Miami Beach, Florida addressing issues in the labor movement including unemployment compensation, the aging work force, and legislation to end labor racketeering.

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    Labor: AFL-CIO speeches
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19602 August 1959-30 August 1960, undated

    This folder contains speeches made by Senator John F. Kennedy at conventions of the ALF-CIO (American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations) in California, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, and Oregon. Topics include legislation for unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and care for the aged; effects of automation on the labor i...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    "The Power of Labor for the Good of America," Senate floor, 10 September 1959
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files10 September 1959

    This file contains copies of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech titled, "The Power of Labor for the Good of America," given on the floor of the United States Senate discussing the achievements of the labor movement and the passage of legislation to end labor racketeering. In the speech he also discusses a pamphlet titled, “Power-for what?” written by...

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