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    Kenneth M. Birkhead Personal Papers
    1943-1979

    Government official. Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Liaison (1961-68). Correspondence, memorandums, reports, news clippings, and photographs pertaining to the Department of Agriculture and Democratic politics.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kenneth M. Birkhead Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 July 1964

    Birkhead discusses his interactions with John F. Kennedy (JFK), during JFK’s years in the U.S. Congress, the 1960 presidential campaign, and the evolution of JFK’s knowledge of and views on agriculture, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Paul H. Douglas Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 June 1964

    Douglas discusses his memories of John F. Kennedy as a Senator and as President, including their work on labor and civil rights legislation, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Clyde T. Ellis Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/5/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 April 1965

    Ellis discusses JFK’s early voting record concerning conservation and public power, JFK’s relation with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), and results of the foreign aid program, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Ray V. Fitzgerald Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 June 1964

    In this interview Fitzgerald discusses his first time meeting John F. Kennedy [JFK]; JFK’s campaign visit to South Dakota in September 1960; the importance of agriculture in JFK’s Administration; the reaction to JFK’s death in agricultural fields; and the role of agricultural committees in civil defense, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Howard H. Hazen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/17/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 January 1966

    In this interview Hazen discusses how he came to support JFK for the 1960 presidential nomination; Paul Corbin and JFK’s campaign in Wisconsin’s seventh district during both the primary and the general election; how Republicans in the seventh district voted in the Wisconsin primary and the general election; JFK’s ignorance of how the farm economy w...

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    Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation convention, Worcester, 15 November 1955
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files15 November 1955

    This folder contains drafts and copies of a speech given by Senator John F. Kennedy at the annual convention banquet of the Farm Bureau Federation of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts. In his speech the Senator discusses provisions to consider in developing Federal programs to stabilize the agriculture industry. Of note is a draft with nota...

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    Robertson, Joe, April 1956-21 November 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Harris WoffordApril 1956-28 December 1961
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    Nebraska: Key facts
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960ca. April 1959, undated

    This folder contains a map, memoranda, and newspaper articles concerning rural electrification policy and the political climate of Nebraska.

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    February 1960: 1-6
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960February 1960: 1-6

    This folder contains copies and press releases of speeches given in Indiana, Nevada, and North Dakota by Senator John F. Kennedy during his 1960 presidential primary campaign. Topics include Indiana’s primary election; issues in Eastern Europe, particularly communism; the Democratic Party’s agricultural program; and the Rural Electrification Admini...

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