The Kennedy Library research rooms are open to the general public. All researchers are advised to make appointments prior to visiting the Main Research Room. All on-site audiovisual research (photographs, sound recordings, and moving images) is by appointment only and is subject to staffing availability. AV research appointments will be accepted for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please email the AV Reference Archivist (see contact info below) to schedule an appointment, and include a list of materials you wish to see during your visit. Sound recording research requires at least two weeks advance notice so that listening copies can be prepared.

Research Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. Closed on weekends and federal holidays. 

Mailing address: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 Attention: Research Room

For textual and oral history research: Kennedy.Library@nara.gov; 617.514.1629; 617.514.1625 (fax)

For audiovisual research: JFK.AVarchives@nara.gov; 617.514.1622; 617.514.1615 (fax)

For Hemingway research: Kennedy.Library@nara.gov; 617.514.1629; 617.514.1625 (fax)


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JFKWHP-AR6296-E (crop): President Kennedy Speaks at Press Conference, 25 January 1961

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