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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 Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Meetings with the President: General, 1961: January-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 30 January-8 June

    This folder contains summaries of meetings with President John F. Kennedy. Topics include Laos and a failed SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) initiative, development of a civil defense policy, and United States policy towards the Dominican Republic following the assassination of Generalissimo Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. Also included ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 64, Improving World-Wide Consultation
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files28 July 1961

    This folder contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 64 (NSAM 64) to Secretary of State Dean Rusk from President John F. Kennedy discussing a need to improve world-wide consultation as implied in a letter to the President from French President Charles de Gaulle; and a memorandum to President Kennedy from McGeorge Bundy, Special ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Europe: General, February 1963: 1-6 (2 of 3 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files30 September 1962-6 February 1963, undated

    This file contains memoranda regarding negotiations for Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market (also known as the European Economic Community, or EEC) and resistance by French President Charles de Gaulle, and United States relations and policies toward European countries. Also included are reports of foreign news media reaction to a veto by F...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    United Kingdom: General, March 1963: 28-31
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1963: 11 January-29 March, undated

    This file contains material concerning Great Britain, including a memorandum to President John F. Kennedy from Arthur M. Schlesinger, Special Assistant to the President, titled, “The British Political Situation;” correspondence between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Prime Minister of the Maldives Ibrahim Nasir; a press release by the B...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Europe: Subjects: PR Group: Numbered series, 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1963: 18 January-11 February, undated

    This folder contains papers by Policy Review (PR) study groups regarding United States policy towards Europe; an appraisal of British, French, and West German strategic views; and the impact of an Executive Committee within NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) on the policies of French President Charles de Gaulle. Also included in this folder ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Europe: Subjects: U.S. policy towards Europe, 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1963: 19 January-18 February

    This folder contains telegrams, memoranda, and draft reports on United States policies and objectives towards Europe. Topics include European unity, communism, France and French President Charles de Gaulle, the European Economic Community (EEC), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and shared nuclear responsibility.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Europe: Subjects: PR Group: Unnumbered series, 1963 [extra copies]
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1963: 28 January-1 February, undated

    This folder contains memoranda for the record of European Policy Review group meetings. Topics include United States military forces in Europe and within NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the European Economic Community (EEC) and France, a proposed multilateral nuclear force (MLF) within NATO, relations between France and Germany, and Fren...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Europe: General, February 1963: 7-20 (2 of 3 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1963: 30 January-15 February, undated

    This folder contains memoranda and reports regarding European countries. Topics include United States policies in Europe; relations between France and the Soviet Union; French President Charles de Gaulle and resistance to Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market (also known as the European Economic Community); and a cost estimate of the U.S. pa...

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