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  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    George W. Ball Personal Papers
    1961-1963

    Papers 1961-1963. Lawyer, government official. Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1961); Under Secretary of State (1961-66). Subject files, transcripts of telephone conversations.

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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 #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 ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 12/22/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 December 1969

    In this interview Komer discusses working with McGeorge Bundy; the “inner circle” of the Bundy State Department; Komer’s major contacts; the intelligence system; the power and responsibilities of the State Department; how Bundy screened what President John F. Kennedy [JFK] would see; relations with other key officials; Robert F. Kennedy and foreign...

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    Myer Rashish Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/11/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 September 1967

    Rashish discusses his own involvement with and the support of other senior government officials for the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, among other issues.

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    John H. Sharon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/7/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 November 1967

    This interview focuses on John F. Kennedy (JFK)’s congressional career, the 1960 presidential election, and early policy decisions of the Kennedy administration, among other issues.

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    John H. Sharon Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/16/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 January 1968

    This interview focuses on Sharon’s role in the Kennedy administration, his impressions of the White House staff, and various controversies that occurred during JFK’s presidency, among other issues.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR6362-A. President John F. Kennedy Meets with Secretary General of Organisation for European Economic Co-operation Thorkil Kristensen
    White House Photographs20 February 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with the Secretary General of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation Thorkil Kristensen in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) President Kennedy; Secretary General Kristensen; Under Secretary of State George Ball.

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    KN-C17297. President John F. Kennedy Meets with Canadian Ministers
    White House Photographs14 March 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with Canadian representatives of the US-Canadian Joint Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs in the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. (L-R) United States Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, George Ball; Minister of Finance, Donald M. Fleming; President Kennedy; Minister of National Revenue, Geor...

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