Sort by:
  • Webpage
    JFK and the Student Airlift

    At a key point in the 1960 presidential campaign, a dynamic young leader from Kenya named Tom Mboya visited Senator John F. Kennedy. Mboya led a campaign of his own that would eventually bring hundreds of African students to America for higher education, including Barack Obama Sr., President Obama's father. Kennedy's decision to support the ...

  • Webpage
    Managing a Presidential Campaign: The 1960 Election

    Topic: Presidential Campaigns and the 1960 Election, History, Civics and Government In a presidential election, a candidate uses a campaign to persuade voters to cast their votes in the candidate’s favor. In this lesson, students will look at correspondence between John F. Kennedy and a sixth grader, as well as materials related to the 1960 ...

  • Webpage
    Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

    John F. Kennedy had supported a ban on nuclear weapons testing since 1956. He believed a ban would prevent other countries from obtaining nuclear weapons, and took a strong stand on the issue in the 1960 presidential campaign.  On August 5, 1963, after more than eight years of difficult negotiations, the United States, the United Kingdom, and th...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    IFP:83C "Politics 1960: Presidential Fever Sweeps the Nation"
    5 April 1960

    Accession Number: IFP:83C Description: "Politics 1960: Presidential Fever Sweeps the Nation." Various ads for the presidential campaigns of Senator John F. Kennedy and Senator Hubert Humphrey, Wisconsin. Senator Barry Goldwater, President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Vice President and Mrs. Richard Nixon enjoy boxed lunches on the floor of the Re...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    BB 248B:29 Senator John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy in Ticker Tape Parade, New York City
    19 October 1960

    Accession Number: BB 248B:29 Description: Senator John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy ride in a ticker tape parade in New York City during the 1960 presidential campaign.

  • Webpage
    Historic Conference to Mark 40th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 Presidential Campaign (March 13, 2008)
    0/13/2008

    Boston MA – On what marks the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s March 16, 1968 announcement to run for President of the United States, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host a one-day conference on the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy.

  • Webpage
    Jacqueline Kennedy's "Campaign Wife" Columns to be Posted on Twitter - 50 Years Later (September 17, 2010)
    0/17/2010

    Boston, MA – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library today announced that it has launched a new Twitter feed based on Jacqueline Kennedy’s syndicated “Campaign Wife” columns. The feed – @JBK1960 – begins September 17, 2010, exactly 50 years after the first column wa...

  • Webpage
    JFK Presidential Library Opens the Herbert E. Tucker, Jr. Collection (April 26, 2010)
    0/26/2010

    Boston, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced today that it has processed and made available for research the papers of Herbert E. Tucker, Jr. The papers are a collection of approximately 150 items consisting of materials related to John F. Kennedy’s 1958 senatorial and 1960 presidential campaigns.

Search powered by Oracle Endeca ®.

Online Search Tips

BB 248B:29 Senator John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy in Ticker Tape Parade, New York City

BB 248B:29  Senator John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy in Ticker Tape Parade, New York City

Accession Number: BB 248B:29 Description: Senator John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kenn...