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  • 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...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    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)
    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)
    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...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files4 June 1959-20 March 1961

    This folder contains memoranda and a report regarding the Soviet Union’s activities in space including a launch of a probe in the direction of the planet Venus. Also included in this folder is a report by the Air Force Space Study Committee concerning a development gap in the space programs of the Soviet Union and United States, a threat to the nat...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    November 1959
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19602 November 1959-3 January 1960

    This folder contains excerpts and press releases of speeches made by Senator John F. Kennedy. Topics include nuclear weapons testing, urban affairs, Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to the United States, federal student loans, the Democratic Party’s farm program, Africa, and the labor movement. Also included is a speech concerning a g...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    The Presidency: Years the Locusts have Eaten
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196013 November 1959-29 April 1960, undated

    This folder contains copies of a speech titled, “The Years the Locusts have Eaten,” given by Senator John F. Kennedy in Indiana, Kansas, and Wisconsin concerning the achievement gap in agriculture, military, education, and space exploration between the United States and the Soviet Union.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    March 1960: 4-9
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601960: 27 February-9 March

    This folder contains copies and press releases of speeches given in Kansas and New Hampshire by Senator John F. Kennedy during his 1960 presidential primary campaign. Topics include the achievement gap in agriculture, military, education, and space exploration between the United States and the Soviet Union; Africa; preservation of natural resources...

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