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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)
    White House Films
    1945 - 1963

    Films 1945 – 1963 (bulk 1962 – 1963) Color and black-and-white motion picture films produced by the Office of the Naval Aide to the President and the Office of the Military Aide to the President depict President John F. Kennedy and others at official White House ceremonies, performances, and dignitary visits. Additional events include John F. Ken...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Jose Figueres Ferrer Written Statement - JFK #1, 8/3/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 August 1966

    In this written statement Figueres discusses his memories of John F. Kennedy [JFK], the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Social Democratic Movement in Latin America, JFK’s assassination, the Alliance for Progress, and attending JFK’s funeral, among other issues.

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

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    Teodoro Moscoso Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 May 1964

    This interview focuses on relations with Latin America during the Kennedy administration, John F. Kennedy’s meetings with Latin American heads of state, and official visits to Latin America, among other topics.

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