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JFKWHP-ST-73-3-61 (crop): President Kennedy Attends Opening Day of 1961 Baseball Season, 10 April 1961

Browse all Collections

An alphabetical listing of all archival collections – presidential records, personal papers, institutional records, oral history collections, and audiovisual collections – with links to collection descriptions, finding aids (guides to collections), and digitized collection content, where available.

JFKWHP-ST-C322-1-63 (crop): John F. Kennedy, Jr. Playing with Technical Equipment in the Sound Room of the White House, 9 October 1963

Browse Digital Collections

Archival collections (textual and audiovisual) that have been digitized in full or in part and may be browsed on the website by title or by format. Learn about the Library's digitization initiative.

EH07743P (crop): Portrait of Ernest Hemingway as a Young Man, 15 February 1916

Browse Ernest Hemingway Collection

Materials comprising the Kennedy Library's Ernest Hemingway Collection. Learn about the Hemingway Collection.

JFKWHP-ST-137-5-61 (crop): White House Army Signal Agency Staff Prepare for the Arrival of President John F. Kennedy at Schwechat Airport in Vienna, Austria, 3 June 1961

Browse Oral Histories

An alphabetical listing of oral history interviews, with links to interview transcripts, where available. Learn more about the Oral History Program and collections.

JFKWHP-KN-17372-A (crop): President John F. Kennedy with Congressman John Lesinski (Michigan) at Congressional Coffee Hour (House of Representatives), 21 March 1961

Browse Subject Terms

An alphabetical listing of subject terms associated with the Library's archival collections. Each term is defined and links out to related archival holdings.

JFKWHP-KN-C21034 (crop): Presidential Assistant Dave Powers Aboard the USS Enterprise, 14 April 1962

Online Search Tips

Useful strategies for searching the Library's archival holdings: presidential records, personal papers, institutional records, audiovisual materials, and oral history interviews, with links to digitized content, where available.