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    Online Finding Aids

    Finding aids – detailed guides to collections – are the primary tools for locating archival materials available to you. Here you may browse the more than 400 finding aids and collection overviews published on our website. (Print finding aids are also available in our Main Research Room.) You may also search our collections.

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    Online Research Guides

    Library staff has developed a number of subject guides on topics of interest to researchers. The guides, which bring together a range of archival materials on given subjects, are an excellent place to begin a research project.

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    The Making of a President

    August 28, 2008 - September 30, 2010 The Making of a President is a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library's collection that explores those elements of John F. Kennedy's life that prepared him for a career in public service and motivated him to seek the nation's highest elected office.

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    Middle School Curricular Resources

    Challenge your students to analyze an inaugural address, research civil rights leaders, or follow President Kennedy on a typical day in the Oval Office, and more. Lesson plans and resources incorporate engaging archival material and meet national curriculum standards. Topics include: biographical resources, the campaign and election of 1960, the...

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    Curricular Resources

    Innovative lesson plans and online exhibits feature archival materials tailored to your classroom's needs.Elementary School Middle SchoolHigh School

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    Tumblr

    Visit the Kennedy Library's collection on Tumblr for the latest news and archival material, including speech clips, photos, video and more.

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    High School Curricular Resources

    These lesson plans and resources, designed to meet national standards in history and language arts, use engaging archival material  to foster your students’ understanding of history and politics. Topics include: biographical resources, the campaign and election of 1960, JFK’s inaugural address, civil rights, the space program, the Cold War, the ...

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    Shaping Up America: JFK, Sports and the Call to Physical Fitness (September 27, 2007)
    0/27/2007

    Boston, MA – On September 27, 2007 the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library unveiled Shaping Up America: JFK, Sports and the Call to Physical Fitness, a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library’s collection that focuses on President Kennedy’s love of sports and athletics as well as his challenge to the ...

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    "The Making of a President" a New Display Now Open in the Museum at the Kennedy Presidential Library (August 27, 2008)
    0/27/2008

    Boston, MA – As citizens across the country prepare to elect the next President, the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has unveiled The Making of a President, a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library’s collection that explores those elements of John F. Kennedy’s life that prepared him for a care...

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