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    Brooks Hays Personal Papers
    1934-1966

    Government official, Arkansas political figure. Representative from Arkansas (1943-1959); Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Affairs (1961); Special Assistant to the President (1961-1963). Congressional papers, official and personal correspondence, speeches, articles, subject files, scrapbooks.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edwin R. Bayley Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/19/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 December 1968

    Bayley discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), the Peace Corps, including the staffing, controversies and scandals, the difficulties of getting Congress to allocate money for foreign aid, the Alliance for Progress, and R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., and mental retardation.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #13, 2/20/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 February 1970

    Beaty discusses the congressional committees that dealt with interior issues, including the relative power of different members of those committees and the power of committee staffers, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    David E. Bell Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/2/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 January 1965

    Bell discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) during the Kennedy administration including the process of and difficulties with getting Congressional appropriations for foreign aid; and Vietnam and Laos, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kenneth M. Birkhead Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 9/1/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 September 1967

    Birkhead discusses specific agriculture legislation during the Kennedy administration, including among others the 1962 farm bill and 1963 wheat referendum, and Southern members of Congress, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Albert H. Blumenthal Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 12/14/1973
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 December 1973

    Blumenthal discusses his work on Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) 1964 senate campaign, including his first meeting with RFK, attempts to drum up support for RFK’s candidacy, and objections people had to RFK’s candidacy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Grace M. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 May 1964

    Burke discusses the staff and operations of John F. Kennedy’s Boston office during his years in Congress, his health, and his personality and temperament, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/13/1976
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 April 1976

    Burke discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) congressional and presidential campaigns, and JFK’s time in Congress, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James A. Burke Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/14/1976
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 April 1976

    Burke discusses John F. Kennedy’s personality and political skill, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James B. Carey Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 May 1964

    Carey discusses the International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers' (IUE) close relationship with John F. Kennedy (JFK) during his years in Congress and as president, and JFK’s interest in international labor matters, among other issues.

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