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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)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files
    1960-1964

    The primary file kept by the staff of the White House central file room containing papers sent from various offices in the White House. The file is organized according to an alphanumeric system divided into 62 subject categories, with numerous cross-references.

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    Ruth M. Batson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/24/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 January 1979

    Batson discusses John F. Kennedy's (JFK) senate and presidential campaigns, disappointment over JFK’s civil rights record, and the 1962 Senate race between Edward Moore Kennedy and Edward J. McCormack, Jr., among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Harry Belafonte Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/20/2005
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 May 2005

    Belafonte discusses the development of his political awareness, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the civil rights movement, and collaboration and conflict with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, among other issues.

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    Andrew John Biemiller Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/24/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 May 1979

    Biemiller discusses the Kennedy and Johnson administrations’ legislative records, particularly on labor issues; specific issues and pieces of legislation; civil rights; and the labor movement’s relationship with the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, among other issues.

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    Hyman H. Bookbinder Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/22/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 July 1964

    Bookbinder discusses John F. Kennedy’s work on labor legislation during him time in Congress, the Kennedy administration’s work on civil rights issues, and addresses various criticisms of JFK and his administration, among other issues.

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    Simeon S. Booker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/27/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1967

    Booker discusses African Americans’ disappointment with and distrust of John F. Kennedy (JFK) due to his lack of action on civil rights in Congress; his experience with the 1960 Kennedy-for-President campaign, JFK and Robert F. Kennedy's awareness of civil rights during the Presidency.

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    Felix Frankfurter Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/10/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 June 1964

    Frankfurter discusses how he came to know Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and his sons, the personal impact of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.’s death, and a July 26, 1962 meeting with President Kennedy about business issues and financial power, among other issues.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-18351. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (L – R) Dr. E. Franklin Jackson, President of Washington, D.C. NAACP branch; Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood, Chairman of NAACP Board of Directors; President Kennedy; Arthur B. Spingarn, former NAACP Vice-President. Oval ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-18352. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (L – R) Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood, Chairman of NAACP Board of Directors; President Kennedy; Arthur B. Spingarn, former NAACP Vice-President; Roy Wilkins, NAACP Executive Secretary. Oval Office, White House, Washingt...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-18353. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). President Kennedy; Ted Berry, member of NAACP Ohio Committee for Civil Rights Legislation (later Mayor of Cincinnati) (second from right); others unidentified. Lincoln Bedroom, White House, Washington, D.C.

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