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  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    Roswell L. Gilpatric Personal Papers
    1956-1967

    Lawyer, government official. Deputy Secretary of Defense (1961-1964); member, President's Task Force on Nuclear Proliferation (1964-1967); adviser to President Lyndon Johnson. Correspondence, memorandums, appointment files, and daily diaries relating to national politics and defense.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/20/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses how he came to work in the Office of International Security Affairs [ISA] in the Department of Defense [DOD]; the changeover in the DOD between the Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy Administrations; Heinz’s view of the Bay of Pigs; the regular operations and organization within ISA, including the different r...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 2/27/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1965

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Cabinet and appointing the various secretaries; problems in and JFK’s wariness of the Department of State; the ideal State Department organization; problems with Dean Rusk; Maxwell D. Taylor’s Cuba investigation; the Bay of Pigs and its effect on U.S. action in Laos; John M...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 2/27/1965
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1965

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Cabinet and appointing the various secretaries; problems in and JFK’s wariness of the Department of State; the ideal State Department organization; problems with Dean Rusk; Maxwell D. Taylor’s Cuba investigation; the Bay of Pigs and its effect on U.S. action in Laos; John M...

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    W. Stuart Symington Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 August 1964

    This interview focuses on the personal and professional relationship between Symington and John F. Kennedy (JFK), JFK’s extraordinary charisma, and the transformation of the Defense Department under Robert McNamara, among other issues.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C17367. President John F. Kennedy Signs Commission Restoring 5-Star Rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower
    White House Photographs24 March 1961

    President John F. Kennedy signs commission restoring the 5-star rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE). Looking on (L-R): Secretary of the Navy, John Connally, Jr.; Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell Gilpatric; Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara; Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson; Secretary of the Army, Elvis Jacob...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C17368. President John F. Kennedy Signs Commission Restoring 5-Star Rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower
    White House Photographs24 March 1961

    President John F. Kennedy sits at desk at the bill signing of the commission restoring the 5-star rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE). Looking on (L-R): Secretary of the Navy, John Connally, Jr.; Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell Gilpatric; Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara; Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson; ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C17371. President John F. Kennedy Walks with Secretary of the Navy John Connally, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Others
    White House Photographs24 March 1961

    Bill signing - Commission restoring the 5-star rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE). Walking down Colonnade (L-R): President John F. Kennedy; Secretary of the Navy, John Connally, Jr.; Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell Gilpatric; Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson. White House Photographer, Captain Cecil Stoughton, ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C17372. President John F. Kennedy Walks with Secretary of the Navy John Connally, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Others
    White House Photographs24 March 1961

    Bill signing - Commission restoring the 5-star rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE). Walking down Colonnade (L-R): President John F. Kennedy; Secretary of the Navy, John Connally, Jr.; Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell Gilpatric (walking behind); Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson; Secretary of Defense, Robert McNam...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    ST-A17-1-61. President John F. Kennedy Signs Commission Restoring 5-Star Rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower
    White House Photographs24 March 1961

    Bill signing - Commission restoring the 5-star rank of General of the Army to President Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE). President John F. Kennedy sits at desk. Looking on (L-R): Secretary of the Navy, John Connally, Jr.; Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell Gilpatric; Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara; Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson; Secretary o...

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