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Lawyer. Legal adviser, Department of State (1961-1964); campaign adviser (1968, 1972). Correspondence, memorandums, diary; material relating to the Task Force on Foreign Economic Policy (1964), to Robert F. Kennedy's 1968, and George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaigns.
Research assistant in John F. Kennedy's Boston office (1959-1960); campaign aide to John F. Kennedy (1960). Correspondence, memorandums, speeches, and other campaign materials relating to John F. Kennedy and the Cambridge, Massachusetts academic community.
Journalist, author, political figure. Peace Corps Country Director, Peru (1962-1964), Peace Corps Regional Director, Latin America, (1964-1966); press secretary to Robert Kennedy (1966-1968); manager of George McGovern's Presidential campaign (1972); author, Perfectly Clear (1973), U.S. vs. Nixon (1975), and Remote Control (1978)....
Abel discusses his 1966 book The Missile Crisis, and the role the media played during the Kennedy Administration, among other issues.
Battle discusses time as special assistant to the Secretary & Executive Secretary, roles of key administrators in the State Department, relations between the White House and State Department, and the fallout from the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Battle discusses United Nations Educational, Scienfitic and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); staffing issues and changes in the State Department, particular after the Bay of Pigs invasion; and initiatives of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.
Beaty discusses conflicts of interest between current and former government employees and industry; public works projects including desalinization, dams, and tidal power; relations between the U.S. and Mexico over water rights to the Colorado River, among other issues.
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.
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.
Chayes discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) vice presidential candidacy at the 1956 Democratic National Convention, an advisory group to JFK of Harvard academics that Chayes helped form in 1958, loyalty oaths and McCarthyism, and the 1960 Democratic National Convention, among other issues.
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