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    United States General Services Administration Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of records of Administrator Bernard L. Boutin, and the subdivisions of the Agency including the Defense Materials Service, Federal Supply Service, National Archives and Records Service, Transportation and Communications Service, Public Building Service, and files on the early development of the John F. Kennedy L...

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    United States Secret Service Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. White House Police gate/post logs and attached notes showing names of people visiting the White House and the Executive Office Building, staff members with whom they had appointments, and their arrival and departure times; White House Police daily record books of the movements of the President and his family, groups coming to th...

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    Simeon S. Booker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/27/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1967

    Booker discusses African Americans’ disappointment with and distrust of John F. Kennedy (JFK) due to his lack of action on civil rights in Congress; his experience with the 1960 Kennedy-for-President campaign, JFK and Robert F. Kennedy's awareness of civil rights during the Presidency.

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    Joseph F. Dolan Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    Dolan discusses the federal judgeship appointment process, his involvement with the 1960 Citizens’ for Kennedy-Johnson, and the civil rights issues of the 1960s, among other issues.

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    James L. Farmer Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/10/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 March 1967

    Farmer discusses the 1960 presidential campaign; the relationship between Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the John F. Kennedy (JFK) administration, interactions with Robert F. Kennedy and the Justice Department, the Freedom Rides and other civil rights actions; and JFK’s impact on civil rights, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William B. Hartsfield Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/6/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 January 1966

    In this interview Hartsfield discusses the 1960 presidential election; the sit-in demonstrations in Atlanta in the fall of 1960; Martin Luther King’s arrest in Atlanta; the meeting between Hartsfield and the demonstrators; the idea to have John F. Kennedy [JFK] speak out to have King released from jail; proposing this idea to the Democratic Nationa...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1969

    In this interview Henry discusses meeting John F. Kennedy [JFK] and Robert F. Kennedy; discussing Mississippi and civil rights issues with President JFK; voting rights and poll taxes; the freedom rides; the murder of three young activists in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964; Mississippi politics beginning in the late fifties; white peo...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/13/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 May 1969

    In this interview Henry discusses how he first got involved in civil rights activity and how he became an active leader in the NAACP; contact with the Justice Department during the Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration; the FBI investigation into Henry and into the civil rights movement; Henry’s relationship with Medgar Evers; voting rights and voter...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles A. Horsky Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 8/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 August 1964

    In this interview Horsky discusses John F. Kennedy [JFK] and the aesthetic development of the National Capital Area; JFK’s reaction to the January 1963 issue of the Architectural Forum magazine; new appointments to the Commission on Fine Arts; the development along the shores of the Potomac River; the problem of mass transportation within the Distr...

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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 12/4/1964
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] and Marshall discuss how John F. Kennedy [JFK] and RFK grew increasingly more involved with and concerned about civil rights; getting Martin Luther King out of jail during JFK’s 1960 campaign; civil rights advisers during JFK’s 1960 campaign; RFK becoming Attorney General amidst the civil rights battle and ...

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Meetings: Tape 120/A56. Meeting on Wheat Sales to USSR, 8 November 1963

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