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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Paul B. Fay Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 2/5/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 February 1971

    Fay discusses playing golf with President John F. Kennedy (JFK), JFK’s reflections on being president, the Bay of Pigs, Robert McNamara’s ability to communicate, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    J. William Fulbright Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/11/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 April 1964

    Fulbright discusses advising John F. Kennedy (JFK) during the 1960 campaign; the Bay of Pigs invasion, Laos, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Berlin; and compares JFK’s ability as a communicator and negotiator to Lyndon B. Johnson’s abilities in those areas, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Religious literature: Bonnell, John Sutherland
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601 May 1960

    This folder contains an article, “Religion and the Presidency,” by John Sutherland Bonnell concerning the role of religion in the 1960 presidential campaign and the right to question a Catholic’s ability to uphold the First Amendment of the Constitution.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Religious literature: Presbyterian sermons and articles
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601960: 1 May-11 September

    This folder contains three sermons concerning Senator John F. Kennedy’s religious beliefs and the role of religion in the 1960 presidential campaign: “A Presbyterian Looks at the Presidency,” by Reverend Roy T. Sherrod; “Consider How You Have Fared,” by Dr. S. G. Kessler; and, “Foes of Freedom,” by Reverend W. S. Stoddard. Also included is an artic...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Religious literature: Statement of 165 Catholic Laymen
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19606 October 1960

    This folder contains a photocopy of an article from The Washington Post titled, “Statement by 165 Lay Catholics Backs Church, State Separation,” concerning Senator John F. Kennedy’s religious beliefs, a Catholic’s ability to be President of the United States, and support for Senator Kennedy.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Subject Files: Stokes, Bishop Anson Phelps
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196011 October 1960, undated

    This folder contains a letter and excerpts from a statement made by Bishop Anson Phelps Stokes concerning a Catholic’s ability to be a loyal American citizen.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks at the Dedication of the Oahe Dam, Pierre, South Dakota, 17 August 1962
    White House Audio Collection17 August 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Oahe Dam and Missouri River Basin Power Transmission System in Pierre, South Dakota. In his speech President Kennedy discusses how similar resource development projects have changed the American economy, landscape, and standard of living. He also characteriz...

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