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    John E. Byrne Personal Papers
    1958-2000

    Press officer, government official. Press secretary to the Governor of Maine (1958-1960); executive, General Services Administration (1961-1980); advance man for President Kennedy's trip to Texas (1963). Copies of papers concerning his work in the 1960 Presidential campaign, and President Kennedy's November 1963 trip to Texas.

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    John E. Byrne Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/29/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 August 1969

    Byrne discusses the history of Maine politics and the Democratic Party in Maine during the 1950s, visits that John F. Kennedy (JFK) made to Maine in 1959 and 1960, Maine Governor Clinton A. Clauson’s death in office, and the reasons that JFK lost to Richard Milhous Nixon in Maine in 1960, among other issues.

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    John E. Byrne Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/16/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 September 1969

    Byrne discusses how he became an advance man for John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) November 1963 trip to Texas, arrangements in Fort Worth, Texas for a short public appearance and a Chamber of Commerce breakfast for JFK, and JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

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    Helen Cushman Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 12/7/1980
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 December 1980

    Cushman discusses Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s 1951 speech at the University of Virginia, her only meeting with Robert F. Kennedy, and her career as a journalist, among other issues.

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    John C. Donovan Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/19/1978
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 June 1978

    Donovan discusses Maine politics, Secretaries of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg and W. Willard Wirtz, and John F. Kennedy administration labor policy, among other issues.

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    Maine: Political: Mills-Wolfe
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196028 August 1956-17 May 1960

    This folder contains a telegram, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between Senator John F. Kennedy, members of Senator Kennedy’s staff, Maine Governor (later Senator) Edmund S. Muskie, and various individuals concerning expressions of general support and Senator Kennedy’s presidential campaign efforts in Maine.

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    Maine: Organization, 10 October 1956-16 May 1960 and undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196010 October 1956-9 May 1960

    This folder contains memoranda, a program for the Maine Democratic Party state convention, and correspondence between Senator John F. Kennedy, members of Senator Kennedy’s staff, and various individuals concerning the political climate of the Maine and Senator Kennedy’s presidential campaign efforts in the state.

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    Maine: Political: Baldacci-Clausen
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196019 October 1956-5 May 1960

    This folder contains a memorandum, newspaper articles, and correspondence between Senator John F. Kennedy and various individuals concerning expressions of general support, the political climate of Maine, and Senator Kennedy’s presidential campaign efforts in the state.

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    Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner, Rockland, Maine, 15 June 1957
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files15 June 1957

    This folder contains copies and a draft of Senator John F. Kennedy's speech at a Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Rockland, Maine. In his speech the Senator discusses differences between the Democratic and Republican Parties, including policies on economics and international relations; and President Dwight D. Eisenhower's program of Modern Republica...

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    Maine: Political: Clifford-Harris
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196017 June 1957-1 June 1960

    This folder contains telegrams, a newspaper article, and correspondence between Senator John F. Kennedy, members of Senator Kennedy’s staff, and various individuals concerning expressions of general support and Senator Kennedy’s presidential campaign efforts in Maine.

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