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    Bernard L. Boutin Personal Papers
    1955-1966

    Businessman, New Hampshire political figure, government official. Mayor of Laconia, NH (1955-59); Kennedy campaign worker (1960); Deputy Administrator, Administrator, General Services Administration (1961-64); Deputy Director, Office of Economic Opportunity (1965-68). Correspondence, memorandums, appointment books, schedules and speech files relati...

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    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.

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    John S. Everton Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/30/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 October 1969

    Everton discusses the 1962 coup d’état, Burmese and Chinese foreign policy issues, and Burmese nationalization, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    W. Averell Harriman Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/17/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 January 1965

    In this interview Harriman discusses his position in the State Department as a roving ambassador, including his flexibility in making decisions in the field, and traveling around the world; John F. Kennedy's [JFK] conception of the Soviet Union; interactions with Souvanna Phouma and changes in general opinion of him; evaluating options for American...

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    Thanat Khoman Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/28/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection28 October 1964

    Thanat Khoman was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Thailand from 1959 to 1971. This interview focuses on the John F. Kennedy [JFK] administration’s policies on Southeastern Asia and Khoman’s founding of the John F. Kennedy Foundation in Thailand to honor JFK after his assassination.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kenneth T. Young Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/25/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 February 1969

    In this interview Young discusses issues with American policy in Southeast Asia and the need for more informed decision makers; the process of his appointment as Ambassador to Thailand; Thai distrust over French actions in SEATO [South East Asia Treaty Organization] and inaction in Laos; and the various debates over U.S. actions in Laos and Thailan...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kenneth T. Young Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/28/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection28 April 1969

    In this interview Young discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the high level visit; the need for scholarly diplomacy in U.S. relations with Asian countries; the role of an ambassador; the relationships between the Embassies in Thailand and Laos; William Averell Harriman’s meetings with Thai and Laotian leaders; different strategy proposals ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kenneth T. Young Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 10/29/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 October 1969

    In this interview Young discusses the creation of the Dean Rusk-Thanat Khoman Agreement in March 1962; drafting the Internal Security Program for Thailand and urging Thai officials to create their own; Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to Bangkok in 1962 and his support on Thai issues; Thailand’s road building program; the different approach to Asia by sel...

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    Zurer, Diana (1966-1967): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection14 November 2015

    Diana Zurer served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand from January 1966 to December 1967. She served in the Nikhom Self-Help Land Settlement in southern Thailand across the river from the border with Malaysia. Diana speaks of the frustrations of being one of six female volunteers (all married to other volunteers) in a largely male oriented prog...

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    Zurer, James (1966-1967): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection14 November 2015

    James V. ("Jim") Zurer served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand (Group 12) from January 1966 to December 1967. Jim recounts his experience as a community organizer in the Nikhom Self-Help Land Settlement in Sugneigolok, Amphor Waeng district, in the province of Narathiwat. Jim and his wife, Diana, and another volunteer worked with a small team...

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