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    William C. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 3/23/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 March 1970

    Battle discusses the effect of racism and John F. Kennedy's (JFK) Catholicism on the 1960 primary and presidential elections in West Virginia and Virginia; JFK’s presidential campaigns in those states; Howard W. Smith’s control of the House Rules Committee; and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John A. Blatnik Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/4/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1966

    Blatnik discusses John F. Kennedy’s time in the House of Representatives, Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1960 presidential bid, and changes to the House Rules Committee under the leadership of Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Elizabeth M. Boggs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 July 1968

    Boggs discusses National Association for Retarded Children's (NARC) legislative and public policy goals during the 1950s and 1960s, frustration at John F. Kennedy's lack of action on mental retardation during his time in Congress, the inner workings of the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    (Thomas) Hale Boggs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/10/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 May1964

    Boggs discusses John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a congressman, the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions, JFK’s assassination, and the Warren Commission, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Corinne "Lindy" Boggs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/1/1976
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 April 1976

    Boggs discusses her work on John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) presidential campaign and inaugural ball, reflections on JFK’s time in Congress and as president, and anecdotes about her friendship with the Kennedys, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Hyman H. Bookbinder Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/22/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 July 1964

    Bookbinder discusses John F. Kennedy’s work on labor legislation during him time in Congress, the Kennedy administration’s work on civil rights issues, and addresses various criticisms of JFK and his administration, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Simeon S. Booker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/27/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1967

    Booker discusses African Americans’ disappointment with and distrust of John F. Kennedy (JFK) due to his lack of action on civil rights in Congress; his experience with the 1960 Kennedy-for-President campaign, JFK and Robert F. Kennedy's awareness of civil rights during the Presidency.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Garrett H. Byrne Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/28/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection28 September 1967

    Byrne discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) campaigns for the House of Representatives, Senate, and presidency; JFK’s relationships with other Massachusetts Democrats, including Foster Furcolo and John William McCormack; and JFK’s influence on Massachusetts political races, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Christine Camp Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1964

    Camp discusses John F. Kennedy's (JFK) Senate and presidential campaign staff operations at the Esso Building in Washington, D.C. in 1959 and 1960, the card file they kept of potential Kennedy supporters nationwide, the 1960 Democratic primary campaign, and JFK’s public relations operation at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, among other iss...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John A. Carver, Jr. Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/20/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 September 1968

    In this interview Carver discusses the transition from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Administration to John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Administration in late 1960 through 1961; the process of and issues with staffing the various bureaus in the Department of the Interior; tensions between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture; and worki...

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