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    Elizabeth Boggs Personal Papers
    1956-1967

    Educator, civic worker. Member, President's Panel on Mental Retardation (1961-62). Materials relating to the work of the Panel.

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    United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of correspondence, Presidential messages, Executive orders, records of Presidential committees and task forces, reports, studies, legislative files; includes records of the Public Health Service, Office of Education, Social Security Administration, Welfare Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation Administration...

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    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Stafford L. Warren
    1962 - 1963

    White House Files, 1961-1963. Author, educator, consultant, government official. Special Assistant to the President for Mental Retardation (1962-63). Correspondence with the public about the Kennedy administration mental health program.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edwin R. Bayley Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/19/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 December 1968

    Bayley discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), the Peace Corps, including the staffing, controversies and scandals, the difficulties of getting Congress to allocate money for foreign aid, the Alliance for Progress, and R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., and mental retardation.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    David L. Bazelon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/5/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 March 1969

    Bazelon discusses his work on the President’s Panel, including the Task Force on Law and Public Awareness, the fragmentation of services for mental illness and mental retardation, and the Panel’s recommendations, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Michael J. Begab Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/21/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 March 1968

    Begab discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, the White House Conference on Mental Retardation, and legislation during the Kennedy administration on mental healthcare and research, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Elizabeth M. Boggs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 July 1968

    Boggs discusses National Association for Retarded Children's (NARC) legislative and public policy goals during the 1950s and 1960s, frustration at John F. Kennedy's lack of action on mental retardation during his time in Congress, the inner workings of the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Elizabeth M. Boggs Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 2/17/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 February 1969

    Boggs discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, the different task forces, drafting its final report, the disciplines and personalities represented on the Panel, and the Panel’s investigative mission to the Netherlands, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Bertram S. Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/6/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 August 1968

    Brown discusses his background in mental health research, his relationship with Dr. Janet G. Travell, and his introduction to R. Sargent Shriver, Jr. and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Bertram S. Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/29/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 January 1969

    Brown discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, including its formation, competing interests, and the various interest groups represented by the members of the Panel, among other issues.

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AR6847-B. President John F. Kennedy Meets with the Panel on Mental Retardation

President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the President’s Panel on Mental Retardatio...