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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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    Paul B. Fay Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 11/11/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 November 1970

    Fay discusses Admiral George Anderson, Fay’s role as Under Secretary of the Navy, President John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) relationships with heads of state, foreign visits, JFK’s interest in General Douglas MacArthur, the missile gap, and the Kennedy family, among other issues.

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    Parker T. Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/15/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection15 April 1969

    In this interview Hart discusses his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia including King Saud’s visits to the United States for medical treatment beginning in 1961; the issue of the Dhahran Airfield and the American military’s use of it; the creation of the Saudi cabinet and political leadership and the transition to Faisal [Faisal, King o...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Parker T. Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 6/10/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 June 1970

    In this interview Hart discusses Ellsworth Bunker’s mission in Saudi Arabia; meetings between Bunker and Prime Minister Faisal; Faisal’s distrust of Gamal Abdel Nasser and Egyptian inaction in regards to the agreement reached with Bunker; difficulties with the U.S. Department of Defense over the agreement to train Saudi pilots and use American mili...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses his primary contacts in other government agencies; the Vietnam task force; the different political trips and survey missions to Vietnam; the Maxwell D. Taylor-Walt W. Rostow mission to Vietnam and subsequent report; the Ngo Dinh Diem regime; the rise in interest in the concept of counterinsurgency; problems with wo...

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    Douglas Henderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/30/1978
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 August 1978

    In this interview Henderson discusses working at the United States Embassy in Peru under President Dwight D. Eisenhower; his daily routine and responsibilities as economic counselor; the Point Four Program and Peru; Peruvian elections; James I. Loeb as the U.S. Ambassador to Peru and changes and tensions within the Embassy; the military coup in Per...

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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 #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 ...

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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 4/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1962 steel crisis; some major issues and accomplishments of John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] presidency; choosing the U.S. Ambassador to Russia; foreign aid and treaties; the military coup in Peru; the space race during the Kennedy Administration; the 1962 congressional and gubernatorial campaigns; JFK...

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    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/16/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 July 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] personal diplomacy with the United Arab Republic [UAR] through letters; normalizing U.S.-Egypt relations; the Yemen conflict and U.S. interests; negotiating Yemen with M. Harold Macmillan and the attempt to have the United Kingdom recognize the Yemen Republic; dealing with Gamal Abdel Nasser...

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