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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...

  • Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and its finding aid, if available)
    United Nations Photograph Collection
    1953-1964

    Photographs, 1953-1965. 8” x 10” black-and-white prints of images created by the United Nations featuring John F. Kennedy at the United Nations in 1961 and 1963, as well as publicity images of international United Nations projects.

  • Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and its finding aid, if available)
    United States Peace Corps Photograph Collection
    1961-1968

    Photographs, 1961-1968 and undated. Black-and-white images of United States Peace Corps administrators and staff, both at headquarters and in the field, as well as images of volunteers working at their duty stations abroad. Photographers include Rowland Scherman, Paul Conklin and Abbie Rowe.

  • 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)
    William S. Gaud Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/16/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 February 1966

    Gaud discusses the Agency for International Development [AID], its role in legislation, and the John F. Kennedy Administration’s policy towards foreign aid, 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 #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.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Drinking Horn
    Gifts from Heads of State19th century

    Drinking horn made from a bovine horn. The horn is decorated with engraved silver and niello (a metallic alloy of sulfur and silver) at the open end and at the mouth piece. The mouth piece is shaped like the head of a bird. Attached to the horn is a silver chain strap.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Battle Scene
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1830

    Vibrant Kangra painting of a battle scene mounted on a silk-covered wood frame.

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