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    Lucius D. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/9/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1968

    Battle discusses time as special assistant to the Secretary & Executive Secretary, roles of key administrators in the State Department, relations between the White House and State Department, and the fallout from the Bay of Pigs invasion.

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    Lucius D. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 10/31/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 October 1968

    Battle discusses United Nations Educational, Scienfitic and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); staffing issues and changes in the State Department, particular after the Bay of Pigs invasion; and initiatives of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

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    Chester B. Bowles Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/2/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 February 1965

    Bowles discusses his role as foreign policy advisor during the presidential campaign; staffing the State Department; relationship with Dean Rusk and John F. Kennedy; foreign policy towards developing nations; and leaving his position as Under Secretary of State, among other issues.

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    William P. Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/12/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 November 1964

    Bundy discusses planning the Bay of Pigs invasion; escalation of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam during the Kennedy Administration, and Robert S. McNamara’s role in developing Vietnam policy; and U.S. military aid to India, among other issues.

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    Abram J. Chayes Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 7/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1964

    Chayes discusses John F. Kennedy’s 1961 meeting with Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, the 1961 Berlin Crisis, and the building of the Berlin Wall, among other issues.

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    Jill Cowan and Priscilla Wear Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/16/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 March 1965

    In this interview they discuss their article in Look magazine; personal recollections of President John F. Kennedy's [JFK] assassination; working on JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign; JFK’s campaigning style; JFK’s relationship with the press, White House staff, and his family; and JFK’s trips to Nassau, Europe, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson’...

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    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...

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    Bourke B. Hickenlooper Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 July 1964

    In this interview Hickenlooper discusses various meetings with President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on foreign relations; Soviet and American nuclear testing; the nuclear test ban treaty; the Bay of Pigs invasion; Laos and Vietnam; the Punta del Este Conference in 1962; the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Hickenlooper's 1962 reelection campaign; traveling w...

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    Martin J. Hillenbrand Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 August 1964

    In this interview Hillenbrand discusses President John F. Kennedy [JFK] entering office amid the Berlin crisis; working as the Director of the Office of German Affairs with JFK; the Berlin Task Force and the Ambassadorial Group; JFK's attitude towards the German problem and German reactions to the Kennedy Administration; the State Department and Ge...

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    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...

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