John F. Kennedy Personal Papers

Personal Papers, 1917-1963. Student, Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-1936), Harvard College (1936-1940), Stanford University (1941); Naval Officer (1941-1945); Representative (1947-1953) and Senator (1953-1961) from Massachusetts; President of the United States (1961-1963). Includes childhood letters, diaries, correspondence, academic records (copies donated by Harvard University) and notebooks, financial papers, Navy records including medical files, medical records, records relating to the investigation of the sinking of the S.S. Athenia (copies donated by the State Department), manuscripts of Why England Slept (1940) and Profiles in Courage (1956), some Boston office House of Representatives files, Presidential doodles, and scrapbooks. Includes Historical Manuscripts and Autographs formerly listed as a separate collection (Manuscripts 18th to 20th centuries, presented to President Kennedy or given to the John F. Kennedy Library). Includes documents signed by George Washington, John Adams, Daniel Webster, William Howard Taft, and several letters written by a Union soldier during the Civil War.
42.27 cubic feet; 21 microfilm rolls.

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