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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Elie Abel Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/18/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 March 1970

    Abel discusses his relationship with President Kennedy and his administration, and talks about the role the media played during the presidency, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Elie Abel Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/10/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 April 1970

    Abel discusses his 1966 book The Missile Crisis, and the role the media played during the Kennedy Administration, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Dean G. Acheson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/27/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1964

    Acheson talks about foreign policy matters during the John F. Kennedy administration and his advice and activities during that time. He also reads the text of several letters he wrote to JFK.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Council of Economic Advisers Oral History Interview - JFK#1, 8/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 August, 1964

    Members of the Council of Ecnomic Advisers discuss the Council of Economic Advisers under President Kennedy, the recession issue, the budget, and the relationship between the Treasury and Federal Reserve, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Frank Aiken Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/15/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection15 September 1966

    Aiken, recalls his first meetings with John F. Kennedy, and discusses nuclear proliferation, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Bay of Pigs invasion, among other foreign policy issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George Aiken Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1964

    Aiken discusses his dealings with John F. Kennedy on issues such as the Battle Act amendment, the Test Ban Treaty, the Passamaquoddy Project, wheat sales to Russia and Aiken’s trip to Moscow, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/21/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 August 1968

    Ailes discusses his appointment as under secretary of the army, his involvement in the 1960 campaign, the political appointments process in the Department of Defense, and issues regarding Panama and the canal.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/26/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 September 1968

    Ailes discusses issues surrounding the United States’ presence on Okinawa, and also procedural and bureaucratic matters within the Department of Defense.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 10/16/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 October 1968

    Ailes talks about the Reserves and the National Guard, and discusses the reorganization of those forces.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 10/30/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 October 1968

    Ailes talks about the organization of the government’s civil defense efforts, and also touches on issues of civil rights and discrimination in the military.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Anthony B. Akers Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/17/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 July 1971

    Akers discusses the 1960 presidential campaign, his posting to New Zealand, his work with Robert Kennedy and the senator’s assassination.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Carl B. Albert Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1965

    Albert talks about a range of political and legislative issues during John F. Kennedy’s time in Congress and as president.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    J. Lindsay Almond Oral History Interview, JFK #1, 2/7/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1968

    Almond discusses Southern governor's attitiudes toward President Kennedy, Virginia politics, Johnson's candidacy, and civil rights, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    H.E. Herve Alphand Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 October 1964

    Alphand discusses his role as French Ambassador, his impressions of President Kennedy, and the President’s relationship with Charles de Gaulle and France in regards to foreign policy issues, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 June 1964

    Alsop discusses his friendship with John F. Kennedy, reflects upon the Kennedy administration regarding issues such as the president's cabinet, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Berlin crisis, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 6/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 June 1964

    Alsop reflects upon the Kennedy administration regarding issues such as White House staff, political appointments, White House dinners, and the President’s relationship with Charles de Gaulle, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 6/10/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 June 1971

    Alsop discusses his relationship with Robert F. Kennedy, the appointment of vice president after President Kennedy’s assassination, and Robert Kennedy’s relationship with President Johnson, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 6/22/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 June 1971

    Alsop discusses his relationship with Robert F. Kennedy, the New York Senate race, Vietnam and the Tet Offensive, and Robert Kennedy’s relationship with his staff and the American youth, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - RFK #3, 10/29/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 October 1971

    Alsop discusses his relationship with Robert F. Kennedy, the Civil Rights movement, counterintelligence, and Vietnam, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert Amory, Jr. Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/9/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 February 1966

    Amory discusses his role in various organizations, his relationship with President Kennedy and White House staff, and foreign policy issues such as the Berlin Wall, Laos, and Vietnam, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert Amory, Jr. Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 2/17/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 February 1966

    Amory discusses his role in various organizations, foreign policy issues, counterinsurgency, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Laos and the Berlin task force, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John E. Amos Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/6/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 August 1965

    Amos comments upon West Virginia politics and the reaction to the Kennedy Administration, and offers reflections on John F. Kennedy as a candidate and as a President, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Clinton P. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/14/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 April 1967

    Anderson discusses John F. Kennedy's Cabinet appointments, Kennedy’s positions on agriculture and Medicare policy as Senator and President, and relations between the Kennedy Administration and Congress, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    E. Dean Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/12/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 February 1966

    Anderson discusses labor issues, the 1960 Democratic primary candidates, and the 1960 presidential campaign in Oregon, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Eugenie (Helen) M. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/11/1973
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 March 1973

    Anderson iscusses campaigning for Hubert H. Humphrey and John F. Kennedy, appointment as ambassador, and work as a diplomat in Bulgaria, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George W. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1967

    Anderson discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, controversy over government contract for the TFK military airplane, conflicts between civilian and military personnel in Defense Department, and Robert S. McNamara and John F.Kennedy's decision not to reappoint Anderson.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Glenn M. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/12/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 November 1970

    Anderson discusses his political and business history, California politics during the 1950s and 1960s, and his responsibilities as lieutenant governor, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Glenn M. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/31/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 January 1971

    Anderson discusses the 1960 Democratic National Convention, conflicts between Governor Pat Brown of California and Speaker of the California legislature Jesse Unruh, and Anderson’s relationship with the Johnson and Kennedy Administrations.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Ludwig J. Andolsek Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/26/1976
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 November 1976

    Andolsek discusses President Kennedy’s work on reorganizing the civil service retirement fund, the 1960 Democratic National Convention and presidential campaign, and John F. Kennedy’s Senate years, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Lawrence J. Arata Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1964

    Arata discusses how he became White House upholsterer, his work at the White House, and his memories of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Wayne N. Aspinall Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/10/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 November 1965

    Aspinall discusses his memories of John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a congressman, agriculture and land management issues, and JFK’s reaction to the results of the 1956 Democratic National Convention, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William H. Attwood Oral History Statement - JFK #1, 11/8/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 November 1965

    Attwood discusses the 1960 presidential campaign, U.S.-Guinea relations, and John F. Kennedy's foreign policy in Africa, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/5/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 September 1964

    Auchincloss discusses John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Jackie’s wedding, the birth of their children, the houses that JFK and Jackie lived in, and humorous anecdotes about JFK, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 September 1964

    Auchincloss discusses the death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Jackie and John F. Kennedy's (JFK) marriage, and JFK's assassination, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John C. Ausland Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/3/1985
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 December 1985
  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Isaac M. Avery Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/12/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 May 1964

    Avery discusses his workload during the Kennedy Administration as compared to other Administrations, his working relationship with Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and his thoughts on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James P. Aylward Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/10/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 July 1967

    Aylward discusses the 1956 and 1960 Conventions, the 1960 presidential campaign in Missouri, and (William) Stuart Symington’s role in Missouri and national politics, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John S. Badeau Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/25/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 February 1969

    Badeau discusses his and John F. Kennedy’s relationship with Gamal Abdel Nasser; conflicts in Yemen, Jordan, and Kuwait during his tenure as ambassador; U.S. aid to the UAR; and the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Harley E. Bailey Oral History Interview - JFk #1, 12/5/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 December 1964

    Bailey discusses the 1960 Democratic primary and general elections in West Virginia, the Catholic issue in that state, and John F. Kennedy’s legacy in West Virginia, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John M. Bailey Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/10/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 April 1964

    Bailey discusses the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions, the 1960 presidential campaign, and anecdotes about life on the campaign trail, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John M. Bailey Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/27/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1966

    Bailey discusses the 1960 presidential primaries and election, the workings of the Democratic National Committee under his chairmanship, and patronage, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John A. Baker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/28/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection28 June 1964

    Baker discusses the National Farmers’ Union’s involvement in the 1960 Democratic National Convention, John F. Kennedy’s positions on agricultural issues during the presidential campaign, and Kennedy administration agricultural policy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Letitia K. Baldrige Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/24/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 April 1964

    Baldrige discusses entertaining at the White House, state visits, and humorous anecdotes about the Kennedys, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles F. Baldwin Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/13/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 March 1969

    Baldwin discusses U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations, relations between Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and British influence in post-colonial Malaysia, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles F. Baldwin Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/14/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 March 1969

    Baldwin discusses the Peace Corps in Malaysia, Communism and counter-insurgency, and U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1964

    Balewa discusses his memories of President John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) character, JFK’s influence on world affairs, and the impact of JFK’s assassination on Nigerians, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George W. Ball Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/12/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 April 1965

    Ball discusses his impressions of John F. Kennedy’s personality and administrative style, Britain’s entrance into the European Economic Community, and the Trade Agreements Act, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George W. Ball Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/16/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 April 1965

    Ball discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, including the chronology of events, the courses of action that were considered, and the personalities involved, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George W. Ball Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 2/16/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 February 1968

    Ball discusses U.S. military involvement in Laos and Vietnam in the early 1960s, the crisis in the Congo following secession of Katanga Province, and the development of U.S. foreign policy towards Africa, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    George W. Ball Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 3/29/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 March 1968

    Ball discusses international economic issues, including balance of payments, conflicts between the U.S. State and Treasury departments, and the steel crisis, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    James G. Banks Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/14/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 December 1966

    Banks discusses urban renewal programs during the Kennedy administration, low-income housing, and barriers to receiving welfare assistance, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Walworth Barbour Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/22/1981
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 May 1981

    Barbour discusses U.S.-Israeli relations during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, including negotiations about Palestinian refugees, military aid, and nuclear proliferation, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Joanne Barboza Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/24/1982
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 March 1982

    Barboza discusses her impressions of the Kennedy family’s interactions, her impressions of individual family members, and memories of attending church with John F.Kennedy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Donald F. Barnes Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 June 1964

    Barnes discusses meetings between John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Latin American heads of state, JFK’s relationship with Latin American leaders including Rómulo Betancourt of Venezuela and Arturo Frondizi of Argentina, and JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Ross R. Barnett Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/6/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 May 1969

    Barnett discusses his conflicts with the federal government over civil rights, his opposition to integrating Mississippi schools and universities, and Mississippi’s economics during his governorship, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William Barron Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/10/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 August 1965

    Barron discusses programs on the state and national level to improve economic and living situations for West Virginia, John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Hubert H. Humphrey’s 1960 primary campaigns in West Virginia, and Barron’s relationship with JFK, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Leland J. Barrows Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/4/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 February 1971

    Barrows discusses the 1961 plebiscite to determine the fate of British Cameroon, U.S.-Cameroon relations during the John F. Kennedy administration, and differences in State Department policy towards Francophone and Anglophone African nations, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William G. Barry Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 3/19/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 March 1969
  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William G. Barry Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 3/20/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 March 1969
  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William G. Barry Oral History Interview - RFK #3, 10/22/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 October 1969
  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William G. Barry Oral History Interview - RFK #4, 12/11/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 December 1969
  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Wesley Barthelmes Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 5/20/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 May 1969

    Barthelmes discusses relations between Robert F. Kennedy's (RFK) senate office and different news outlets and reporters, RFK’s personality and eccentricities, and his rapport with different groups that he spoke to, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Wesley Barthelmes Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 6/2/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 June 1969

    Barthelmes discusses press relations, trips that Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) took to Latin American and Africa, and RFK’s presidential campaign in Oregon, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Wesley Barthelmes Oral History Interview - RFK #3, 6/5/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 June 1969

    Barthelmes discusses conflicts and negotiations between Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) & Edith Green, about juvenile delinquency legislation and programs, the relationship between Kennedy family members and their staff, and impressions of RFK’s character and personality.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles L. Bartlett Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/6/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 January 1965

    Bartlett discusses his role in introducing Jacqueline Bouvier to John F. Kennedy (JFK), JFK’s relationship with Lyndon Baines Johnson, and JFK’s Cabinet appointments, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Charles L. Bartlett Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 2/20/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 February 1965

    Bartlett discusses the 1962 Steel Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and John F. Kennedy's personal life during the presidency, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Ruth M. Batson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/24/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 January 1979

    Batson discusses John F. Kennedy's (JFK) senate and presidential campaigns, disappointment over JFK’s civil rights record, and the 1962 Senate race between Edward Moore Kennedy and Edward J. McCormack, Jr., among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William L. Batt Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/26/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 October 1966

    Batt discusses the 1955 Depressed Areas Act, difficulties with operating the ARA within the Commerce Department, and the actions of the ARA around the country, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William L. Batt Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 11/16/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 November 1966

    Batt discusses issues and negotiations surrounding the 1963 expansion of the Area Redevelopment Act, and the Accelerated Public Works Program, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William L. Batt Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 5/10/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 May 1967

    Batt discusses the legislation authorizing the Accelerated Public Works Program and the Program itself, the Appalachian Program, and the Area Redevelopment Administration’s relationship with various interest groups, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Lucius D. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/9/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1968

    Battle discusses time as special assistant to the Secretary & Executive Secretary, roles of key administrators in the State Department, relations between the White House and State Department, and the fallout from the Bay of Pigs invasion.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Lucius D. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 8/27/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 August 1968

    Battle discusses the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, including the Inter-Agency Youth Committee and Robert F. Kennedy’s involvement in youth affairs, and Battle’s efforts to improve the status of the Bureau.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Lucius D. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 10/31/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 October 1968

    Battle discusses United Nations Educational, Scienfitic and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); staffing issues and changes in the State Department, particular after the Bay of Pigs invasion; and initiatives of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William C. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/17/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 February 1965

    Battle discusses his friendship with John F. Kennedy when they were both PT boat commanders in World War II, the 1960 presidential campaign in West Virginia and Virginia, and his appointment as Ambassador to Australia.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William C. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/2/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 March 1970

    Battle discusses the internal politics of the Virginia delegation to the Democratic National Convention in 1956 and 1960; his appointment as ambassador to Australia; conflicts, both active and political, that arose in the South Pacific during his tenure as ambassador, including West New Guinea (West Irian), Malaysian independence, and the Vietnam W...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William C. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 3/23/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 March 1970

    Battle discusses the effect of racism and John F. Kennedy's (JFK) Catholicism on the 1960 primary and presidential elections in West Virginia and Virginia; JFK’s presidential campaigns in those states; Howard W. Smith’s control of the House Rules Committee; and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William C. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 8/31/2005
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 August 2005

    Battle and his wife Barry discuss John F. Kennedy (JFK) during World War II, the P.T. 109 incident, and their friendship with JFK and Robert F. Kennedy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edwin R. Bayley Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/10/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 October 1968

    Bayley discusses the 1960 primary and presidential campaigns in Wisconsin, including Governor Gaylord Nelson’s role in the campaigns; the 1960 Democratic National Convention; forming the Peace Corps administration and mission; and attempts to fix the Kennedy Administration’s public image, as well as to improve the operations of the White House Pres...

  • 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)
    Sir Howard Beale Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/16/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 April 1964

    Beale discusses his contacts with and impressions of John F. Kennedy (JFK) before he became president and after he took office, JFK’s foreign policy, and Beale’s friendship with JFK, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Abraham D. Beame Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 6/27/1978
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 June 1978

    Beame discusses his unsuccessful 1965 mayoral bid and the help he received from Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), RFK’s presidential race, and the difficulties that arise when one politician campaigns for another, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Delmar Otis Beasley Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/15/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection15 December 1969

    Beasley discusses recruitment of minorities to the Interior Department, the Division of Inspection, and discusses the Interior Department during the different presidential administrations he worked under, among other issues

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #10, 1/9/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 January 1969

    Beaty discusses conflicts of interest between current and former government employees and industry; public works projects including desalinization, dams, and tidal power; relations between the U.S. and Mexico over water rights to the Colorado River, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/10/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 October 1969

    Beaty discusses Arizona politics during the 1950s, the extended Udall family, and Stewart L. Udall’s service in Congress, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 10/24/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 October 1969

    Beaty discusses the 1960 Democratic primary in Arizona and the Arizona democratic convention, the role of the press in Arizona politics, and Stewart L. Udall’s appointment as Secretary of the Interior, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 10/31/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 October 1969

    Beaty discusses appointments to the Interior Department and problems Stewart Udall ran into early in his tenure as Secretary, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 11/7/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 November 1969

    Beaty discusses members of the Interior Department staff under Stewart Udall and the influence that outside constituencies had on appointments, particularly within the Bureau of Mines and Bureau of Mineral Resources, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 11/14/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 November 1969

    Beaty discusses the Bureau of Reclamation, other water and power agencies within the Interior Department, and the staff of the Interior Department under Stewart Udall, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #6, 11/21/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 November 1969

    Beaty discusses appointments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and territorial administrations including Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #7, 12/5/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 December 1969

    Beaty discusses the National Parks Service and individual parks and seashores, and intermittent efforts by the Interior Department to hire minorities, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 12/12/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 December 1969

    Beaty discusses national parks and seashores, American Indian affairs and policies during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #9, 12/19/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 December 1969

    Beaty discusses conflicts over public lands, tensions between public and private utilities interests, and oil import policy, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #12, 1/13/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 January 1970

    Beaty discusses interactions between the Interior Department and White House staff, and the Kennedy administration’s difficulty with getting legislation passed, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #11, 1/19/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 January 1970

    Beaty discusses interactions between the State Department and the Fish and Wildlife Service over international treaties, and Udall’s international trips during his time as Secretary of Interior, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #13, 2/20/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 February 1970

    Beaty discusses the congressional committees that dealt with interior issues, including the relative power of different members of those committees and the power of committee staffers, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #14, 2/27/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1970

    This interview is primarily a review of the papers that Beaty donated to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert J. Beaudry Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/8/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 December 1965

    Beaudry discusses the 1960 presidential primary and presidential campaigns in Wisconsin, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Samuel H. Beer Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/7/2002
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 November 2002

    Beer discusses John F. Kennedy''s place in the Democratic Party and relationship with Democratic politicians, social issues and social programs, his extramarital affairs and those of other politicians, and various academics involved with the Kennedy administration, among other issues.

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