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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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/17/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 July 1964

    In this interview Gullion discusses his first impressions of and early relationship with Congressman John F. Kennedy [JFK]; JFK’s 1951 visit to Indochina and its affect on his stance on foreign policy; the State Department’s issues with JFK throughout his career; and JFK as a Senator, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/23/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 July 1964

    In this interview Gullion discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] views on the roles of U.S. Ambassadors and diplomatic missions; Gullion’s work in the Congo, 1961-1963; JFK’s views of the Congo and of Africa; UN policy in the Congo and the U Thant plan; and Moise Kapenda Tshombe and Cyrille Adoula and Katangese secession, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 7/31/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 July 1964

    In this interview Gullion discusses the fighting in the Congo over Katangese secession; the UN forces involved in the Katanga fighting, including prominent generals; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] role in the Congolese crisis and various influences on his view of U.S. and UN policy in the Congo; differing opinions on the U.S. Congo policy; and the importa...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 7/31/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 July 1964

    In this interview Gullion discusses his impressions of President John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] character; JFK’s attitude toward and experience with disarmament; President JFK and the arts; and JFK’s concept of the presidency, among other issues.

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    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #6, 4/29/1977
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 April 1977

    In this interview Gullion discusses the State Department’s staff for Africa; the U.S. policy towards the Congo and Katangese secession; the process of and difficulties with arranging a meeting between Moise Kapenda Tshombe and Cyrille Adoula at Kitona Air Base; and UN military operations and other actions in the Congo, among other issues.

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    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.

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