R. Sargent Shriver Personal Papers

Papers 1948-1976. Brother-in-law of President Kennedy, lawyer, businessman, government official, diplomat. Assistant general manager, Merchandise Mart (1948-1961); Director, Peace Corps (1961-1966); Director, Office of Economic Opportunity (1964-1968); Special Assistant to the President (1965-1968); Ambassador to France (1968-1970); Vice Presidential candidate (1972); Presidential candidate (1976). Personal and professional papers relating to Shriver’s work as the first director of the Peace Corps, as the first director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and as United States Ambassador to France. The collection also covers Shriver’s role in John F. Kennedy’s 1960 Presidential campaign, his 1970 bid for governor of Maryland, his 1972 campaign for the Vice Presidency, and his 1976 campaign for the Presidency.
About 157,500 items (126 linear feet)

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