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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 #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...

  • 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...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 9A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1959-1963

    Dictation Belt 9A contains six sound recordings. Item 9A.1 is a brief fragment of a telephone conversation held on March 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. They talk about results of a recent Gallup Poll. The full conversation (including this fragment) is recorded on Dictation Belt 8B.5. Item 9A.2 is ...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 9B
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1959-1963

    Dictation Belt 9B contains eight sound recordings. The recording of the conversation in item 9B.1 begins on Dictation Belt 9A.6. Item 9B.1 is part of a telephone conversation held on March 4, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. They continue their discussion about John A. McCone’s testimony and involvemen...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Announcement of appointment of John A. McCone as Director of Central Intelligence, 27 September 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.27 September 1961

    This folder contains a press copy of President Kennedy's remarks upon announcing John McCone as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.). The press copy includes remarks from former CIA director Allen Dulles and McCone.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks in Newport (R.I.) Upon Announcing the Appointment of John McCone as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 27 September 1961
    White House Audio Collection27 September 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island announcing John McCone as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In his speech President Kennedy discusses the retirement of former CIA Director Allen Dulles.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-18945. President John F. Kennedy Announces Appointment of Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John McCone
    White House Photographs27 September 1961

    President John F. Kennedy announces the appointment of John McCone as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Pringle Auditorium at the Naval War College, United States Naval Base, Newport, Rhode Island. (L-R) President Kennedy; CIA Director Allen Dulles; CIA Director-designate John McCone.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-18946. President John F. Kennedy Announces Appointment of Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John McCone
    White House Photographs27 September 1961

    President John F. Kennedy announces the appointment of John McCone as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Pringle Auditorium at the Naval War College, United States Naval Base, Newport, Rhode Island. (L-R) President Kennedy; CIA Director Allen Dulles; CIA Director-designate John McCone.

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