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  • 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 ...

  • Digitized Moving Image
    The Task Begun: President Kennedy in Europe, 1961: 30 May-5 June
    United States Government Agencies Collection1961: 30 May-5 June

    Motion picture covering highlights of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 trip to Europe. It uses footage from President Kennedy's Report to the Nation (Presidential Papers, 1961, #231) to introduce each event covered. Included are scenes of President Kennedy in Paris, France; being welcomed, with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, by French President Cha...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 23D
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.25 July 1963

    Dictation Belt 23D contains six sound recordings. Item 23D.1 is a telephone conversation held on July 25, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Assistant Secretary of Defense Arthur Sylvester. They discuss the purchase of furniture at Otis Air Force Base and wasteful spending. The recording begins in mid-conversation. Item 23D.2 is a telephon...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 23D.4. Nixon Visit to de Gaulle; U.S. Embassy Property in Havana
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.25 July 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on July 25, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. They discuss former Vice President Richard M. Nixon’s upcoming meeting with President Charles de Gaulle of France. They consider whether Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John A. McCone should speak to Nix...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 24A.5. Arrangements for Signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.30 July 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on July 30, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. They discuss whether United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General U. Thant and Ambassador to the U.N. Adlai E. Stevenson should attend the signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. They also discuss releasi...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Meetings: Tape 119/A55. Meeting on Wheat Sale Deliveries, Vietnam, Berlin, France, USSR, 2 November 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.2 November 1963

    Sound recording of a meeting held on November 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of State George Ball, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy, and Under Secretary of State W. Averell Harriman. They discuss the delivery of wheat on American ships to the Soviet Union, alternatives, and...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR8255-2R. Dignitaries Walk in President John F. Kennedy’s Funeral Procession to St. Matthew’s Cathedral
    White House Photographs25 November 1963

    Foreign dignitaries walk in the funeral procession of President John F. Kennedy to the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Those walking include: U.S. Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke; President of West Germany, Dr. Heinrich Lübke; President of France, General Charles de Gaulle; Queen Frederika of Greece; Chancellor of Germany, Ludwig Erhard...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR8255-3K. Burial of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery
    White House Photographs25 November 1963

    Members of the Kennedy family, officials, and dignitaries attend graveside services in the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy; honor guard pallbearers lift the casket flag. Those pictured include: Jacqueline Kennedy; Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy; Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (mostly hidden); Eunice Kennedy Shriver; Jean Kennedy Smith; Pat...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR8255-3L. Burial of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery
    White House Photographs25 November 1963

    Members of the Kennedy family, officials, and dignitaries attend graveside services in the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Edward M. Kennedy (Massachusetts) walk in foreground; honor guard pallbearers lift the casket flag. Also pictured: Prime Minister of Japan, Hayato ...

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