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    Charles E. Bohlen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/21/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 May 1964

    Bohlen discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) views of the Soviet Union; foreign relations crises during the Kennedy administration, including the Bay of Pigs, war in Laos, and Cuban Missile Crisis; and Bohlen’s assessment of JFK as a president and a man.

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    Henry Brandon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/7/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1967

    Brandon discusses the evolution of John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) foreign policy views, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the reaction in the Soviet Union to JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

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    McGeorge Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/1964 & 5/2/64
    John F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionMarch 1964

    Bundy discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) thinking and decision making style; his relationship with other members of his administration, including his close working relationship with Theodore C. Sorensen; the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Laos and the Vietnam War; the threat of military conflict with the Soviet Unio...

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    Lord Harlech (William David Ormsby-Gore) Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1965

    In this interview, Lord Harlech discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] early opinions on disarmament; dealings with Nikita S. Khrushchev and the Soviet Union; the Cuban crisis; issues with selling and testing American missiles; how JFK’s relationship with British Prime Minister M. Harold Macmillan developed over time and how they worked together on spec...

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    Robert A. Hurwitch Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/24/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 April 1964

    This interview focuses on relations with Cuba under the Kennedy Administration, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban exile community, and the Cold War, among other things.

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    Robert A. Hurwitch Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 May 1964

    This interview focuses on U.S. economic policy in regards to Cuba during the Kennedy Admin., reactions of U.S. citizens to the Cuban policy, and the United States' economic investments in Cuba at the time of Fidel Castro's takeover, among other things.

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    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Subjects: Khrushchev Correspondence: Vol. I-A, 1961: 20 January-16 October
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files23 April 1959-28 February 1962, undated

    This folder contains correspondence between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Topics include relations between the United States and Soviet Union, Berlin and German unification, disarmament, nuclear testing, Laos, space flights, and the Bay of Pigs invasion. Also included in this folder are letters from Premier K...

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    Cuba: General, 1961: January-April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 27 January-28 April, undated

    This folder contains memoranda regarding Cuba including the United States-backed invasion near the Bay of Pigs, Cuba’s standing with the OAS (Organization of American States), U.S. policy towards Cuba, and the administration of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro and plans for his removal from office. Also included in this folder is a memorandum to t...

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    71-4-16-26: Cuba – State Department Cables, Section 1, 24 April 1961-26 October 1962
    Papers of Robert F. Kennedy. Attorney General Papers15 April 1961-31 October 1962
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    Miscellaneous wire service extracts, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 22 April-18 June

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning news reports received through wire services. Topics include domestic issues such as unemployment and social services, and international matters such as foreign aid to India, American negotiations with the Laotian government, ...

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