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    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials
    1962-1963

    Material associated with the televised Department of Defense briefing of 06 February, 1963, regarding the military build-up in and subsequent removal of weapons from Cuba in the fall of 1962. Includes photographs of aircraft, naval vessels, weapons, aerial reconnaissance images, charts, graphs, and other illustrations. Also includes an audio record...

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    Orville L. Freeman Personal Papers
    1960-1963

    Secretary of Agriculture (1961-1969). Correspondence, memorandums, notes, reports, speeches, interviews, diary, and other personal papers. Original diary is on deposit in the Minnesota Historical Society.

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    Charles E. Bohlen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/21/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 May 1964

    Bohlen discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) views of the Soviet Union; foreign relations crises during the Kennedy administration, including the Bay of Pigs, war in Laos, and Cuban Missile Crisis; and Bohlen’s assessment of JFK as a president and a man.

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    Henry Brandon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/7/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1967

    Brandon discusses the evolution of John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) foreign policy views, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the reaction in the Soviet Union to JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 6/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 June 1964

    Brown discusses the U.S. and Soviet Union’s nuclear testing, the debate within the Kennedy Administration over whether to have atmospheric or underground testing, and negotiations leading to the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1964

    Brown discusses atmospheric nuclear testing by the U.S. and Soviet Union; overstatement of the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower administration, various missile systems; and the capabilities of the U.S.’ nuclear weapons, among other issues.

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    McGeorge Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/1964 & 5/2/64
    John F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionMarch 1964

    Bundy discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) thinking and decision making style; his relationship with other members of his administration, including his close working relationship with Theodore C. Sorensen; the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Laos and the Vietnam War; the threat of military conflict with the Soviet Unio...

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