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    Ivan A. Nestingen Personal Papers
    1960-1965

    Papers 1960-1965. Lawyer, Wisconsin political figure, government official. Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin (1956-1961); Under Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1961-1965). Personal files, correspondence, memorandums relating to the 1960 Presidential campaign and to the 1961 and 1965 Presidential inaugurations.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edwin R. Bayley Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/10/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 October 1968

    Bayley discusses the 1960 primary and presidential campaigns in Wisconsin, including Governor Gaylord Nelson’s role in the campaigns; the 1960 Democratic National Convention; forming the Peace Corps administration and mission; and attempts to fix the Kennedy Administration’s public image, as well as to improve the operations of the White House Pres...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edwin R. Bayley Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/19/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 December 1968

    Bayley discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), the Peace Corps, including the staffing, controversies and scandals, the difficulties of getting Congress to allocate money for foreign aid, the Alliance for Progress, and R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., and mental retardation.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Jim Grant Bolling Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/1/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 March 1966

    Bolling discusses her work on John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, on patronage requests at the beginning of the Kennedy administration, and on education and Medicare legislation as a congressional liaison, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Thomas W. and Joan R. Braden Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/11/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 October 1969

    The Bradens discuss their roles in John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign; California politics; humorous anecdotes about the Kennedy family; and Robert F. Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis on the night Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James B. Brennan Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/9/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 December 1965

    Brennan discusses the 1960 primary campaign in Wisconsin, John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) campaign visits to Wisconsin, and the reasons why JFK lost Wisconsin to Richard Milhous Nixon in the general election, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John J. Burns Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 11/25/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 November 1969

    Burns discusses Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) decision to run for president in 1968, and the presidential campaign in New York State; RFK’s relationship with Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Johnson’s decision not to run for reelection in 1968; negotiations with the Eugene J. McCarthy campaign over electoral delegates, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Isaac N. Coggs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/8/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 December 1965

    Coggs discusses the 1960 Democratic primary campaign in Wisconsin in Milwaukee’s North Side, John F. Kennedy's positions on civil rights, and Humphrey H. Humphrey’s Wisconsin campaigning efforts, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Wilbur J. Cohen Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/24/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 May 1971

    Cohen discusses Health, Education, and Welfare Secretaries Abraham Alexander Ribicoff and Anthony J. Celebrezze, Estes Kefauver’s drug bill, and John F. Kennedy’s civil rights message of 1963, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Wilbur J. Cohen Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 7/20/1972
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 July 1972

    Cohen discusses the Department of Healh, Education, and Welare's (HEW) legislative division and its and staff, the naiveté of John F. Kennedy's (JFK) appointees, and the lack of legislative control during JFK’s presidency, among other issues.

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