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  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials
    1962-1963

    Material associated with the televised Department of Defense briefing of 06 February, 1963, regarding the military build-up in and subsequent removal of weapons from Cuba in the fall of 1962. Includes photographs of aircraft, naval vessels, weapons, aerial reconnaissance images, charts, graphs, and other illustrations. Also includes an audio record...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/20/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses how he came to work in the Office of International Security Affairs [ISA] in the Department of Defense [DOD]; the changeover in the DOD between the Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy Administrations; Heinz’s view of the Bay of Pigs; the regular operations and organization within ISA, including the different r...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Staff memoranda: Coyne, J. Patrick, 1961: March-May
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 8 February-17 May

    This folder contains memoranda to and from J. Patrick Coyne, National Security Council Advisor for Internal Security, regarding United States intelligence activities and operations, including domestic intelligence programs and internal security committees. Also included in this folder is a memorandum from Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara tit...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Defense, 1961: July-August
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 6 July-30 August, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Department of Defense. Topics include the establishment of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), amendments to the 1962 budget for additional appropriations to foreign assistance programs and defense, the crisis in Berlin,...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    USSR: Security, 1963: June-November
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1963: 9 June-3 October

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Soviet Union. Materials in this folder include telegrams; letters to Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev regarding nuclear weapons testing; an analysis of a speech by Premier Khruschev concerning nuclear weapons testing and t...

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