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    New York Times Photograph Collection
    1957-1970

    Photographs, 1957–1970. Black-and-white prints of images made by New York Times photographers featuring John F. Kennedy and administration officials during the Kennedy Presidency; Robert F. Kennedy as Senate counsel, United States Attorney General, U. S. Senate candidate, United States Senator for New York, and 1968 Presidential candidate; and the ...

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    Richard M. Bissell Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/5/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 July 1967

    Bissell discusses the Bay of Pigs invasion and its aftermath, including the decision not to support the invaders with air strikes, and investigations by the CIA Inspector General and General Maxwell D. Taylor, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William P. Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 4/25/1972
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1972

    Bundy discusses 1961 and 1963 debates about supporting a coup in Vietnam a trip that Bundy, Robert S. McNamara, Maxwell D. Taylor, and other took to Vietnam to gauge sentiments within the country about Ngo Dinh Diem’s government; the November 1963 coup that overthrew Diem, among other issues.

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    Michael V. Forrestal Oral History Interview - JFK#3, 8/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 August 1964

    Forrestal discusses ambassador’s role in Vietnam, the strategic hamlet program, the August 24th telegram and escalating tensions, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    W. Averell Harriman Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/6/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 June 1965

    In this interview, Harriman discusses American opinion on negotiations in Laos; U.S. negotiations and objectives in Indonesia; American relations with Achmed Sukarno; friction between the State Department and the Pentagon over who should control the situation in Vietnam, civilians or the military; Ngo Dinh Diem and the military coup that overthrew ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses his primary contacts in other government agencies; the Vietnam task force; the different political trips and survey missions to Vietnam; the Maxwell D. Taylor-Walt W. Rostow mission to Vietnam and subsequent report; the Ngo Dinh Diem regime; the rise in interest in the concept of counterinsurgency; problems with wo...

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    Roger Hilsman Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/14/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 August 1970

    In this interview Hilsman discusses his initial interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK]; Hilsman’s appointment to the Department of State during the Kennedy Administration; Foreign Service officers and “hot-seat” jobs; issues with Dean Rusk as Secretary of State; reorganizing the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; the flow of information between ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29-3/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses beginning John F. Kennedy's [JFK] presidential Administration with no political obligations; carefully picking Cabinet members, specifically Secretaries of State, Defense, and Treasury; RFK’s decision on what role to play in JFK’s Administration; JFK’s unhappiness with Dean Rusk as Secretary of St...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1961 Berlin crisis; American forces, military and diplomatic, in Germany; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] recommendation for Americans to have fallout shelters; nuclear testing; problems with the Department of State; the start of the conflict in Vietnam, 1961; the Department of Justice under RFK and ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 4/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1962 steel crisis; some major issues and accomplishments of John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] presidency; choosing the U.S. Ambassador to Russia; foreign aid and treaties; the military coup in Peru; the space race during the Kennedy Administration; the 1962 congressional and gubernatorial campaigns; JFK...

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