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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Michael J. Begab Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/21/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 March 1968

    Begab discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, the White House Conference on Mental Retardation, and legislation during the Kennedy administration on mental healthcare and research, among other issues.

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

    Bell discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) during the Kennedy administration including the process of and difficulties with getting Congressional appropriations for foreign aid; and Vietnam and Laos, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 June 1968

    Bernhard discusses the often contentious relations between the Commission on Civil Rights, John F. Kennedy’s White House, and the Justice Department, especially after a report and recommendations that the Commission made about Mississippi, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Andrew John Biemiller Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/24/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 May 1979

    Biemiller discusses the Kennedy and Johnson administrations’ legislative records, particularly on labor issues; specific issues and pieces of legislation; civil rights; and the labor movement’s relationship with the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kenneth M. Birkhead Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 9/1/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 September 1967

    Birkhead discusses specific agriculture legislation during the Kennedy administration, including among others the 1962 farm bill and 1963 wheat referendum, and Southern members of Congress, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Richard M. Bissell Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1967

    Bissell discusses the planning for the Bay of Pigs invasion, including the timing of when John F. Kennedy learned of the plans, the Joint Chiefs of Staffs’ involvement in the planning, and the possibility for alternate outcomes, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Earl H. Blaik Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/2/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 December 1964

    Blaik discusses John F. Kennedy's (JFK) love of football, civil rights arbitration in Birmingham, Alabama, and JFK’s views on the system of appointments to West Point, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Albert H. Blumenthal Oral History Interview - RFK #3, 10/10/1975
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 October 1975

    Blumenthal discusses the 1966 debate over the New York State Medicaid bill, the 1966 New York State gubernatorial race, and Ronnie M. Eldridge’s challenge to Tammany Hall’s control of the New York County Democratic chairmanship, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Thomas W. and Joan R. Braden Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/11/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 October 1969

    The Bradens discuss their roles in John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign; California politics; humorous anecdotes about the Kennedy family; and Robert F. Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis on the night Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    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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