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    Warren I. Cikins Personal Papers
    1922-2011

    Papers, 1922-2011 (bulk 1948-2004). Congressional staffer; federal and local government official; educator; consultant; advocate for criminal justice reform. Legislative assistant, Congressman Brooks Hays of Arkansas (1956-1959); legislative assistant and press secretary, Senator Clair Engle of California (1959-1960); research analyst, Advisory Com...

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    James G. Banks Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/14/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 December 1966

    Banks discusses urban renewal programs during the Kennedy administration, low-income housing, and barriers to receiving welfare assistance, among other issues.

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    Ross R. Barnett Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/6/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 May 1969

    Barnett discusses his conflicts with the federal government over civil rights, his opposition to integrating Mississippi schools and universities, and Mississippi’s economics during his governorship, among other issues.

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    Orren Beaty Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/10/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 October 1969

    Beaty discusses Arizona politics during the 1950s, the extended Udall family, and Stewart L. Udall’s service in Congress, among other issues.

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    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interivew - JFK #2, 7/23/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 July 1968

    Bernhard discusses committees on equal employment, discrimination in housing, and the discrimination in the military, as well as his relations with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's attempts to discredit King.

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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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    Arthur A. Chapin Oral History Inteview - JFK #2, 3/31/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 March 1967

    Chapin discusses efforts to desegregate the Department of Labor and hire minorities, efforts to encourage desegregation and equal employment opportunities for minorities in the private sector, and civil rights legislation, among other issues.

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    Jack T. Conway Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 4/11/1972
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 April 1972

    In this interview Conway discusses working with John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; the negative reaction to the choice of Lyndon B. Johnson for JFK’s running mate; labor leadership and JFK’s campaign; unions and the religious issue during the 1960 election; discussing presidential appointments with JFK after the election; Conway’s ...

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    J.D. De Blieux Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/23/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 May 1967

    De Blieux discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) 1956 vice presidential bid, the Civil Rights Commission advisory council, and Louisiana’s civil rights issues during JFK’s presidency, among other issues.

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