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    Orville L. Freeman Personal Papers
    1960-1963

    Secretary of Agriculture (1961-1969). Correspondence, memorandums, notes, reports, speeches, interviews, diary, and other personal papers. Original diary is on deposit in the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles E. Bohlen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/21/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 May 1964

    Bohlen discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) views of the Soviet Union; foreign relations crises during the Kennedy administration, including the Bay of Pigs, war in Laos, and Cuban Missile Crisis; and Bohlen’s assessment of JFK as a president and a man.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Henry Brandon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/7/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1967

    Brandon discusses the evolution of John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) foreign policy views, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the reaction in the Soviet Union to JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 6/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 June 1964

    Brown discusses the U.S. and Soviet Union’s nuclear testing, the debate within the Kennedy Administration over whether to have atmospheric or underground testing, and negotiations leading to the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1964

    Brown discusses atmospheric nuclear testing by the U.S. and Soviet Union; overstatement of the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower administration, various missile systems; and the capabilities of the U.S.’ nuclear weapons, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    McGeorge Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/1964 & 5/2/64
    John F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionMarch 1964

    Bundy discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) thinking and decision making style; his relationship with other members of his administration, including his close working relationship with Theodore C. Sorensen; the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Laos and the Vietnam War; the threat of military conflict with the Soviet Unio...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Christine Camp Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 11/24/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 November 1969

    Camp discusses White House staff members, Pierre E.G. Salinger’s role as an intermediary between the U.S. and USSR, and advance work and press relations on domestic and international presidential trips, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James K. Carr Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/25/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 May 1971

    Carr discusses the relationship between the Interior Department and other government agencies, power generation issues, his trip to the Soviet Union, and national parks, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William A. Crawford Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1971

    Crawford discusses Romania’s economic industrialization in the 1960s, Orville L. Freeman’s 1963 visit to Romania, and the 1964 settlement with Romanian that changed the U.S. mission in that country from a legation to an embassy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William A. Crawford Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/19/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 March 1971

    Crawford discusses Romania’s 1960s derussification campaign, Romania’s attitude towards the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Russia’s relationship with Czechoslovakia, among other issues.

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