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    Najeeb E. Halaby Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/2/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 September 1964

    In this interview Halaby discusses how he got his position as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] interest in aviation; competition and cooperation among various U.S. agencies in regards to aviation, including the debate over who should be in charge of international aviation affairs; meeting with JFK pr...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Najeeb E. Halaby Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    In this interview Halaby discusses different civil rights issues throughout John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Administration, including the process of and problems with desegregating airport terminals in accordance with Boynton v. Virginia (1960); the 1961 hijacking of a plane, referred to as the El Paso incident; constructing and dedicating the new John Fos...

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    Kathryn G. Heath Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1971

    In this interview Heath discusses how she came to join the Office of Education; the leadership within the Office of Education and different ideas on how it should be run; other agencies within the Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]; changes in the status and administration of HEW; various pieces of education legislation; the 1954 Sup...

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    Jack Ruina Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/8/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 November 1971

    In this interview Ruina discusses the Nike-Zeus antiballistic-missile-missiles; briefing President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on the Nike-Zeus missiles; JFK’s comprehension of the briefing material and the type of questions he asked; Project Defender; the background and organization of the Advanced Research Projects Agency; the leadership and organizati...

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    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Godfrey T. McHugh24 January 1961-18 April 1963, undated
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    AR6299-A. Released RB-47 Pilots Greet Their Wives
    White House Photographs27 January 1961

    United States Air Force RB-47 pilots recently released from the Soviet Union greet their wives upon arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. (L-R) Gail Olmstead; Captain Freeman Bruce Olmstead; Captain John McKone; Connie McKone.

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    AR6299-B. President John F. Kennedy Arrives to Greet Released RB-47 Pilots
    White House Photographs27 January 1961

    President John F. Kennedy and others arrive to greet United States Air Force RB-47 pilots recently released from the Soviet Union at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Crowd includes Press Secretary Pierre Salinger (third from left); President Kennedy; James Olmstead and his wife, parents of Captain Freeman Bruce Olmstead; Gail Olmstead, wife of Cap...

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    AR6299-C. President John F. Kennedy Observes Released RB-47 Pilots Greeting their Wives
    White House Photographs27 January 1961

    President John F. Kennedy and others greet United States Air Force RB-47 pilots recently released from the Soviet Union upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Crowd includes President Kennedy; Press Secretary Pierre Salinger (partially hidden); Captain Freeman Bruce Olmstead with wife Gail Olmstead; Connie McKone hugging husband Ca...

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    AR6299-D. President John F. Kennedy and Others Greet Released RB-47 Pilots
    White House Photographs27 January 1961

    President John F. Kennedy and others greet United States Air Force RB-47 pilots recently released from the Soviet Union upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. (L-R) Front row: James Olmstead (father of Captain Olmstead); President Kennedy; Captain Freeman Bruce Olmstead; Gail Olmstead (wife of Captain Olmstead); Mrs. James Olmstead...

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KN-C19574. President John F. Kennedy Meets with Recipients of the Harmon Trophy

President John F. Kennedy meets with two of the recipients of the 1961 Harmon Internationa...

The Presidency and Civil Rights - Kennedy and Johnson

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Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who was the first African American to attend the Uni...

Remarks to Officers of State Educational Associations and the National Education Association, 19 November 1963

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Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Flower Garden to...