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    Harlan Cleveland Personal Papers
    1954-1965

    Diplomat, government official, educator. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1961-1965); United States ambassador to NATO (1965-1969); author. Correspondence, appointment books, articles, drafts, meeting minutes, memoranda, press releases, reports, speeches, and telegrams.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George W. Ball Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 2/16/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 February 1968

    Ball discusses U.S. military involvement in Laos and Vietnam in the early 1960s, the crisis in the Congo following secession of Katanga Province, and the development of U.S. foreign policy towards Africa, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles F. Darlington Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/3/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 December 1971

    Darlington comments upon his role as an ambassador, meetings with President John F. Kennedy, the African Bureau of the State Department, American Foreign Aid, and Foreign Service under the Kennedy Administration, among other issues

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    J. Wayne Fredericks Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/18/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 April 1966

    J. Wayne Fredericks discusses JFK’s Africa policy, the U Thant plan to end the Katangan rebellion, and George McGhee’s mission to the Congo, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Carl Kaysen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/11/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 July 1966

    Kaysen discusses his role as Deputy Special Assistant, strategic retaliatory forces and retaliatory missile defense, the Congo, Civil Defense, balance of payments, and the Basic National Security Policy [BNSP], among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Congo: General, 1959-1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.3 August 1959-2 February 1961, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Congo. Materials include a letter from President Kennedy to President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah regarding issues in the Congo, a summary of a report on the Congo and West Africa by Averell Harriman, and a memorandum from Harri...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Congo Subcommittee Briefing
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19605 August 1960

    This folder contains a memorandum distributed by the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan concerning the Congo.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Briefing book: Africa, air pollution, airlift, Arab States and U.S. policy, B-70 bomber, Belgian Congo, budget policies, Canada, child welfare, civil defense, Communist China and Formosa, conflict of interest, conventional weapons and non-nuclear deterrence
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960September 1960: 1-27, undated

    This folder contains briefing papers concerning Africa, air pollution, airlift, Arab States and U.S. policy, B-70 bomber, Belgian Congo, budget policies, Canada, child welfare, civil defense, Communist China and Formosa, conflict of interest, conventional weapons and non-nuclear deterrence from Senator John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Relief of President and Mrs. Kennedy with JFK, Jr.
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1961

    Carved ivory relief of President Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, Jr. based on photograph of JFK, Jr.'s christening.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Congo: General, 1961: January-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 20 January-23 June, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Congo. Materials include a memorandum titled, “Legal and Constitutional Positions of Kasavubu and Lumumba,” telegrams from various African politicians congratulating President Kennedy on his inauguration, and a letter of cr...

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