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    United States Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
    1955-1964

    Photographs, 1955-1964. Color and black-and-white prints with corresponding negatives made by United States Army Signal Corps photographers, featuring John F. Kennedy at various events in 1955 and from 1960 to 1963. Images include President Kennedy with administration officials, legislative leaders, and international dignitaries; in West Germany du...

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    Angier Biddle Duke Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 7/29/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 July 1964

    Duke discusses John F. Kennedy’s 1963 state visits to Germany, Ireland, and Italy, among other issues.

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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...

  • 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)
    William E. Knox Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/20/1977
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 September 1977

    This written statement focuses on William E. Knox’s trips to the Soviet Union and Knox’s meeting with Chairman Krushchev in 1962, among other issues.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Replica of Freedom Bell
    Gifts from Heads of StateOctober 24, 1950

    Silver cast Freedom Bell, a symbol of American support for Berlin and German-American friendship. The bell is decorated in bas relief with five human torch bearers with arms out stretched, holding a torch in their left hands and grasping the adjacent torch with their right hands. The figures are bordered by a running leaf and berry pattern above...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    John F. Kennedy Inauguration Medals
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    Two gold medals commemorating the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. A profile of President Kennedy is in the center of the medal with "Prasident USA John F. Kennedy" engraved around outer rim on the obverse. The reverse depicts a bird of peace holding an olive branch and is inscribed around the edge "Sententia - Pax-Labor-Panis - Orbi Ter...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
    Gifts from Heads of StateApril 1961

    Black and white portrait photograph of Dr. Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). The photograph is inscribed to President John F. Kennedy and signed by Chancellor Adenauer in pen.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR6501-A. President John F. Kennedy Meets with West Germany Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
    White House Photographs12 April 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C.

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    AR6501-B. President John F. Kennedy Meets with West Germany Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
    White House Photographs12 April 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, D.C. Between them is interpreter Nora Lejins, Assistant Chief of Language Services at the State Department.

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