Overview

A growing number of our collections (textual, audiovisual, and artifactual) has been digitized in full or in part and may be browsed on our website using the following links. Learn more about our digitization initiative.

Below is a listing of all collections with digitized content. You may: browse all of the digitized materials within a collection (click on the collection title or associated digital image); link out to digitized materials via the collection's finding aid or overview (see red links in small font); or browse digitized materials across all collections by their format (see links at bottom of page). For online search tips, consult our Online Search Help page.

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JFKPP-044-094-p0005 (crop): Letter from George Washington to David Stuart, 4 January 1799

John F. Kennedy Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the John F. Kennedy Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKCAMP1960-1022-050-p0015 (crop): Cover of Anti-Catholic Pamphlet, "The White House - American or Roman?", 1960

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Presidential Campaign Files here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKNSF-299-010-p0038 (crop): Memorandum from President Kennedy to McGeorge Bundy and Jerome Wiesner about Nuclear Weapons Testing, 7 August 1961

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the National Security Files here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKPOF-030-013-p0004 (crop): Letter from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 23 October 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files

This collection has been fully digitized, except for the Presidential Recordings (see separate listing below). Learn more about the President's Office Files here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHP-ST-50-8-62 (crop): Preparations for Recorded Remarks for the Annual Appeal for the American Red Cross, 22 February 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Presidential Recordings

This series, part of the President's Office Files, has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Presidential Recordings here: POF overview | POF finding aid

JFKWHCFCHRON-014-007-p0028 (crop): Airgram from the Department of State (sent on behalf of President Kennedy) Congratulating the New South Wales Branch of the Australian-American Association on its 25th Anniversary, 4 April 1961

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Files. Chronological File

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Chronological File here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHCSF-0367-008-p0153 (crop): Telegram from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy following the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, 15 September 1963

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the White House Central Subject Files here: collection overviewfinding aid

JFKWHSFSLF-013-004-p0001 (crop): Excerpts from the Writings of Late American Nobel Laureates Read by Frederic March at the Nobel Prize Winners Dinner (Program Cover), 29 April 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Sanford L. Fox

This collection has been mostly digitized. Learn more about the Sanford L. Fox Staff Files here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHSFLCW-021-006-p0062 (crop): Telegram from the President's Assistant Special Counsel Lee C. White to Major Business Leaders regarding a Meeting with President Kennedy about Racial Discrimination in the Workplace, 31 May 1963

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Lee C. White

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Lee C. White Staff Files here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHSFHW-005-002-p0023 (crop): Carbon Copy of Letter from Presidential Special Assistant Harris Wofford to NAACP Field Secretary (Mississippi) Medgar Evers, 5 February 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Harris Wofford

This collection has been mostly digitized. Learn more about the Harris Wofford Staff Files here: collection overview | finding aid

RFKAG-215-003-p0001 (crop): Robert F. Kennedy's Personal Notes following the Bay of Pigs Invasion, undated

Papers of Robert F. Kennedy. Attorney General Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Robert F. Kennedy Attorney General Papers here: collection overview | finding aid

JCGCPP-001-005-p0001 (crop): Notes by James C.G. Conniff for an Article Written in Collaboration with Rose Kennedy (p. 1), c. 28 June 1972

James C.G. Conniff Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the James C.G. Conniff Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid

MRHPP-001-001-p0017 (crop): Letter from Jay E. Ryan (Citizens for Kennedy-Johnson, Springfield, IL) to Margaret Hahn regarding the Outcome of the Presidential Vote in Illinois, 16 November 1960

Margaret Ronayne Hahn Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Margaret Ronayne Hahn Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid

EH07976P (crop): Ernest Hemingway with a Bull in San Sebastian, Spain, c. summer 1927

Papers of Ernest Hemingway. Photograph Collection

This collection has been partially digitized. In addition to the link above – which takes you to the Hemingway media gallery – you may browse a select number of Hemingway photographs from our digital archives. Learn more about the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHP-KN-C23540 (crop): President Kennedy Gives Younger Kennedys a Ride around Kennedy Compound in a Golf Cart, Hyannis Port, MA, 3 September 1962

President's Personal Pictures

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the President's Personal Pictures here: collection overview

JLSPP-002-004-p0001 (crop): Outline of Speech by John L. Saltonstall in Support of Senator John F. Kennedy as Democratic Presidential Nominee (p. 1), undated

John L. Saltonstall Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the John L. Saltonstall Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHP-ST-C276-9-63 (crop): President Kennedy being Interviewed by CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite, 3 September 1963

Television Network Columbia Broadcasting System Collection (TNC)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the TNC Collection here: collection overview

JFKWHP-ST-476-4-62: President Kennedy Makes Public Service Film, "Voting on November 6," 1 November 1962

United States Government Agencies Collection (USG)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the USG Collection here: collection overview

JFKWHP-ST-C61-1-61 (crop): President Kennedy with Director of USIA, Edward R. Murrow, 21 March 1961

United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the USIA Audio Recordings Collection here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHP-ST-41-14-61 (crop): White House Army Signal Agency Staff (WHASA) and Equipment at President John F. Kennedy's Estate, Glen Ora (Middleburg, Virginia), 2 March 1961

White House Audio Collection

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the White House Audio Collection here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHP-KN-C20783 (crop): President Kennedy Records Remarks for a Film on Physical Fitness, 30 March 1962

White House Films

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the White House Films here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKWHP-KN-C19229 (crop): President John F. Kennedy Meets with William V.S. Tubman, President of Liberia, 19 October 1961

White House Photographs

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the White House Photographs here: collection overview | finding aid

JWPP-001-004-p0040 (crop): Letter from William H. Brown to James W. Wine, Religious Advisor to Senator John F. Kennedy, 30 August 1960

James Wine Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the James Wine Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid

JFKPOF-034-002-p0035 (crop): Handwritten Draft Version of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (p. 1), 17 January 1961

Browse Materials by Format: Documents (by folder)

Here you may browse more than 9,500 digitized folders of textual documents from a range of collections.

JFKWHP-AR7813-D (crop): President Kennedy Declares Sir Winston Churchill an Honorary Citizen of the United States, 9 April 1963

Browse Materials by Format: Moving Images

Here you may browse over 120 motion pictures that have been digitized from our audiovisual holdings.

JFKMUS-MO-1963-1338 (crop): Oleg Cassini Embroidered Evening Jacket Worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to a Fundraiser Celebrating the First Anniversary of President Kennedy's Inauguration, 1962

Browse Materials by Format: Museum Artifacts

Here you may browse over 400 artifacts that have been digitized from the Museum's permanent collection.

JFKOH-JLBA-01-TR 5 (crop): Transcript of Oral History Interview Conducted by Joan Braden with Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss (p. 1), 5 September 1964

Browse Materials by Format: Oral Histories

Here you may browse descriptions of our 1,500+ oral history interviews, a growing number of which has been digitally transcribed.

JFKWHP-KN-C24185 (crop): White House Photographers Robert Knudsen (L) and Cecil Stoughton (R) in Newport, Rhode Island, 22 September 1962

Browse Materials by Format: Photographs

Here you may browse over 13,000 digitized photographic images from our White House Photographs and other collections.

JFKWHP-KN-C19128 (crop): President Kennedy Participates in Arrival Ceremonies for Urho Kekkonen, President of Finland, 16 October 1961

Browse Materials by Format: Sound Recordings

Here you may browse more than 1,400 digitized sound recordings from the White House Audio Collection, the Presidential Recordings (part of the President's Office Files), and the United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection.