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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)
    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...

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

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

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    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 Photographic Image
    KN-17671. President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Attend Congressional Coffee Hour
    White House Photographs26 April 1961

    President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson attend a Congressional Coffee Hour in the Blue Room, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) Representative Vernon W. Thomson of Wisconsin; Representative Albert H. Quie of Minnesota; Representative Maude Elizabeth Simkins Kee of West Virginia; President Kennedy; Representative John J. McFa...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR6763-A. Wisconsin Congressmen at Anniversary of First State Workmen's Compensation Law
    White House Photographs31 August 1961

    Wisconsin congressmen attend a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the first state Workmen's Compensation Law, enacted in Wisconsin in 1911, on the South Lawn driveway at the White House, Washington, D.C. The guests pose beside an image of the commemorative stamp created for the occasion. (L-R) Representative Robert W. Kastenmeier of Wisconsin...

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