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    William C. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/2/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 March 1970

    Battle discusses the internal politics of the Virginia delegation to the Democratic National Convention in 1956 and 1960; his appointment as ambassador to Australia; conflicts, both active and political, that arose in the South Pacific during his tenure as ambassador, including West New Guinea (West Irian), Malaysian independence, and the Vietnam W...

  • 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)
    (Thomas) Hale Boggs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/10/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 May1964

    Boggs discusses John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a congressman, the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions, JFK’s assassination, and the Warren Commission, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Bernard L. Boutin Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/3/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 June 1964

    Boutin discusses the 1960 Democratic primary in New Hampshire; the 1960 Democratic National Convention; reforms that he made in the General Service Administration in personnel practices, bidding and contracting, and implementing equal opportunity programs; the stockpile investigation; and John F. Kennedy’s involvement in planning his presidential l...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Chester B. Bowles Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/2/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 February 1965

    Bowles discusses his role as foreign policy advisor during the presidential campaign; staffing the State Department; relationship with Dean Rusk and John F. Kennedy; foreign policy towards developing nations; and leaving his position as Under Secretary of State, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Chester B. Bowles Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/1/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 July 1970

    Bowles discusses U.S. ambassadors, his attempts to reorganize the State Department, the Kennedy administration’s failure to support liberal reform movements around the world, and Bowles’ conflicts with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Don L. Bradley Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/9/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 June 1966

    Bradley discusses the 1960 Democratic National Convention, John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign visits to California, and contacts that Bradley had with Kennedy during the presidency, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Samuel C. Brightman Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/29/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 December 1964

    Brightman discusses work as a public relations representative for the Democratic National Committee, his assessment ofJohn F. Kennedy's (JFK) presidential campaign before and after the 1960 Democratic National Convention, and JFK’s strengths and weaknesses.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/29/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 July 1964

    Brown discusses the California delegation of the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions, as well as his impressions of John F. Kennedy’s intelligence and skill as a politician, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James MacGregor Burns Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/14/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 May 1965

    Burns discusses the assessments of John F. Kennedy that he made in his book, Kennedy and Theodore C. Sorensen’s critiques of the book, the authorship of Profiles in Courage, and whether or not Kennedy’s decision-making involved emotion, among other issues.

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