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    James A. Burke Personal Papers
    1958-1979

    Papers 1958-1979. Massachusetts political figure. Representative from Massachusetts (1959-1979). Congressional files for the 86th through the 95th Congress.

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    Arleigh A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/20/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 January 1967

    Burke discusses his frustrations with the Kennedy administration, including Robert S. McNamara’s changes to the Department of Defense, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, general lack of respect for procedures and lessons from the past, and censoring of a speech that Burke was to give in January 1961, among other issues.

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    David W. Burke Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 12/8/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 December 1971

    Burke discusses Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) relationship in the Senate, and differences between the operations of their Senate offices; the Vietnam War; long deliberations about whether or not RFK should enter the 1968 presidential race; and RFK’s 1968 campaign, among other issues.

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    David W. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/17/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 April 1979

    Burke discusses the members and staff of the President's Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Policy, the key issues that the Committee addressed, and differences in the Committee during the John F. Kennedy and Lydon B. Johnson administrations, among other issues.

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    Grace M. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 May 1964

    Burke discusses the staff and operations of John F. Kennedy’s Boston office during his years in Congress, his health, and his personality and temperament, among other issues.

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    James A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/13/1976
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 April 1976

    Burke discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) congressional and presidential campaigns, and JFK’s time in Congress, among other issues.

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    James A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/14/1976
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 April 1976

    Burke discusses John F. Kennedy’s personality and political skill, among other issues.

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    John T. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 May 1964

    Burke discusses the advertising and political strategies employed in John F. Kennedy’s 1952 Senate campaign against Henry Cabot Lodge, among other issues.

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    Kenneth Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1964

    Burke discusses the tours he would conduct through the White House, as well as John F. Kennedy’s assassination and wake, among other issues.

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    Rhode Island: Political: A-B
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196021 July 1956-8 July 1960

    This folder contains letters concerning expressions of general support for Senator John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign and campaign efforts in Rhode Island. Also included in this folder are numerous letters from Rhode Island General Assembly member Reverend John C. Agnew and Kennedy supporter Edward F. Burke.

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