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    Elizabeth R. Gatov Personal Papers
    1948-1977

    Government official, California political figure. Democratic National Committeewoman from California (1956-1965); Treasurer of the United States (1961-1962); volunteer board member, Planned Parenthood (1965-1977). Correspondence, memorandums, speeches, reports, minutes, agenda, news clippings.

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    James C. Thomson Personal Papers
    1960-1966

    Papers 1960-1966. Government official, educator. Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State (1961); Special Assistant to the President's Special Representative for Africa, Asia, and Latin America (1961-1963); Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (1963-1964); member, National Security Council staff (19...

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    Joseph S. Farland Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/30/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 September 1970

    Farland discusses the Bay of Pigs controversy and Panama’s involvement, the Panama Canal treaty, and JFK’s visit to Costa Rica for the San Jose meeting, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29-3/1/1964
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses beginning John F. Kennedy's [JFK] presidential Administration with no political obligations; carefully picking Cabinet members, specifically Secretaries of State, Defense, and Treasury; RFK’s decision on what role to play in JFK’s Administration; JFK’s unhappiness with Dean Rusk as Secretary of St...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 2/27/1965
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1965

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Cabinet and appointing the various secretaries; problems in and JFK’s wariness of the Department of State; the ideal State Department organization; problems with Dean Rusk; Maxwell D. Taylor’s Cuba investigation; the Bay of Pigs and its effect on U.S. action in Laos; John M...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 9/3/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 September 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses negotiating disengagement with Gamal Abdel Nasser and Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] involvement in the Yemen crisis and the negotiations with Nasser and Faisal; U.S. New Guinea policy and the Dutch-Indonesian conflict; JFK and counterinsurgency; Komer and police programs as part of U.S. coun...

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    James C. Thomson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29/1980
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1980

    In this interview, he discusses Chester Bowles’ political style, the unconventional selections of ambassadorial positions, and the nation’s role in the world, among other issues.

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    James C. Thomson Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/19/1980
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 March 1980

    In this interview, he discusses conflicting policies on China, the Chinese food crisis and the “Food for Peace” campaign, and Sino-Soviet relations, among other issues.

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    James C. Thomson Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/13/1980
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 June 1980

    In this interview, he discusses Roger Hilsman’s 1963 speech on firm policies towards China, the changing approaches to foreign policy in Southeast Asia between the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the conflicting ideologies on U.S. involvement in Vietnam, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Connecticut: Bowles, Chester
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196011 October 1959-29 June 1960

    This folder contains newspaper articles and correspondence between Connecticut Congressman (and later Undersecretary of State) Chester Bowles and members of Senator John F. Kennedy’s staff concerning Bowles’ assistance in Senator Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign efforts in Connecticut.

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