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    Rosemary Kennedy

    Rosemary Kennedy, born Rose Marie Kennedy on September 13, 1918, was the third child and eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. She was slower to crawl, slower to walk and to speak than her brothers, and she experienced learning difficulties when she reached school age. Despite her apparent intellectual disabilities, Rosemary participated i...

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    EH4086P Cristobal and his sister Izzy play in Hemingway's African Baskets.
    Unknown

    Accession Number: EH4086P Description: Cristobal and his sister Izzy play in Hemingway's African Baskets. Credit Line: Copyright Unknown. Please credit "Ernest Hemingway Photographs Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston." Return to Gallery: Ernest Hemingway and his Cats

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    JFK and People with Intellectual Disabilities

    At the dawn of the New Frontier, as John F. Kennedy launched his administration, intellectual disability was a neglected issue, receiving minimal state or federal funding. Few scientists were researching its causes, and even fewer doctors and educators were trained to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Many childre...

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    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born in Boston’s North End on July 22, 1890, the eldest child of John F. (“Honey Fitz”) and Mary Josephine Hannon Fitzgerald. She was first introduced to politics as a child. When she was 5, her father was a congressman. By the time she turned 15, Honey Fitz was one of the most popular and colorful mayors Boston had...

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    President John F. Kennedy speaks with Jack Benny at a birthday party held for the President.
    19 May 1962

    Accession Number: PC1824  Description: President John F. Kennedy speaks with Jack Benny at a birthday party held for the President by Arthur Krim at Krim's New York apartment. Also pictured is the President's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  Credit Line: Cecil Stoughton. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

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    Statement by the Kennedy and Lawford Families on the Passing of Patricia Kennedy Lawford (September 17, 2006)
    0/17/2006

    Pat has gone today to be with God. She left us peacefully, with her family by her side, and we are happy for her that she now has entered eternal life.  We know our parents and our brothers and sisters there are welcoming her joyfully home.

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    Statement from Paul G. Kirk, Jr., Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's Board of Directors, on the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver (August 10, 2009)
    0/10/2009

    Paul G. Kirk, Jr., Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's Board of Directors, paraphrasing President Kennedy's Inaugural Address upon the death of his sister, Eunice Shriver, said:   "The energy, the faith, the devotion that Eunice Shriver contributed tirelessly to life's endeavor will continue to bring light and hope, inspiratio...

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    Unpublished Letters Written by Ernest Hemingway Made Available for the First Time by JFK Library (March 28, 2012)
    0/28/2012

    Boston, MA– The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that fifteen letters written by Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway to his close friend Gianfranco Ivancich have been made available to scholars. Hemingway met Ivancich and his sister, Adriana, who became the author’s muse, while visiting Venice in 1949. The ...

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President John F. Kennedy speaks with Jack Benny at a birthday party held for the President.

PC1826 President John F. Kennedy greets Jack Benny at a birthday party held for the President by Arthur Krim.

Accession Number: PC1824  Description: President John F. Kennedy speaks with...