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    Jarold Kieffer Personal Papers
    1959-2004

    Papers 1959-2004. Government official. Secretary to Board of Trustees and Executive Director, National Cultural Center. Correspondence, financial records, press releases, newspaper articles, and notes.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    August Heckscher Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/10/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 December 1965

    In this interview Heckscher discusses John F. Kennedy [JFK] and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis as an “inspiration to cultural life”; Heckscher’s involvement in government affairs prior to becoming a Special Consultant to the President; the invitation of 168 artists to JFK’s 1961 inauguration and its impact; how Heckscher came to work for the Wh...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Cultural Center: Background, 18 March 1962-11 March 1963 and undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of August Heckscher11 June 1958-11 March 1963, undated
  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Cultural Center, 13 March 1959-27 July 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.2 September 1958-27 August 1962

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the creation of the National Cultural Center (later known as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts). Materials in this folder include newspaper articles, press releases, meeting agendas, financial reports, archit...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Cultural Center: Background, August 1961-25 February 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of August HeckscherAugust 1961-25 February 1962
  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Subject files: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (1 of 2 folders)
    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers7 August 1961-23 June 1966, undated

    This file contains correspondence, memoranda, and news articles regarding the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Topics include the design and geographic location of the building, members of the Board of Trustees, and press releases concerning a commission by the Center for a new work by composer Leonard Bernstein to be performed at th...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Cultural Center: General, 11 September 1961-10 October 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of August Heckscher11 September 1961-10 October 1962, undated
  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Remarks to National Cultural Center Trustees and Advisory Committee, 14 November 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.14 November 1961

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's remarks to the advisory committee of the National Cultural Center in the White House Movie Room. The Cultural Center, later known as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, was established by t...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Cultural Center, 1962 [2 of 2 folders]
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Timothy 'Ted' Reardon14 November 1961-21 August 1962, undated
  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Cultural Center: Building design and location, 27 January 1962-19 January 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of August Heckscher27 January 1962-19 January 1963
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