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    Lawrence F. O'Brien Personal Papers
    1960-1972

    Papers 1960-1975 (#177). Democratic Party official, government official. Director of organization, Kennedy-Johnson Presidential campaign (1960); Special Assistant to the President for Congressional Relations and Personnel (1961-1965); Postmaster General of the United States (1965-1968); chairman, Democratic National Committee (1968-1972); author N...

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    Edwin R. Bayley Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/19/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 December 1968

    Bayley discusses U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), the Peace Corps, including the staffing, controversies and scandals, the difficulties of getting Congress to allocate money for foreign aid, the Alliance for Progress, and R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., and mental retardation.

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    Bernard L. Boutin Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/27/1972
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1972

    In this interview Boutin discusses New Hampshire politics; presidential elections and Democratic National Conventions from 1956 through 1968; various staff members of John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] presidential campaign from 1956 to 1960; JFK’s presidential campaign in several different states; the 1960 presidential primary in New Hampshire; working as th...

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    David L. Hackett Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 10/21/1970
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 October 1970

    In this interview Hackett discusses working in the Justice Department under Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy [RFK], specifically on the issues of juvenile delinquency and poverty; getting the Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Offenses Control Act passed and processing the related grant applications; traveling with RFK to impoverished areas; experien...

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    Nicholas Hobbs Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/18/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 December 1968

    In this interview Hobbs discusses setting up and staffing the Peace Corps; issues with the Peace Corps; Peace Corps relations and association with the CIA; the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation; biological versus behavioral research; Panel organization and criticisms; Russian research and the possibilities for the United States; Panel recomme...

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    Luther H. Hodges Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/21/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 March 1964

    In this interview Hodges discusses the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions; the 1960 National Governors’ Conference; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; the Department of Commerce, including reorganization, agencies within the Department, and relations with other groups; establishing the U.S. Travel Service; the Business A...

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    Louis E. Martin Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/14/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 March 1966

    In this interview Martin discusses joining John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign and his role, including working with other campaign staff members; JFK and civil rights; using the issue of civil rights in the campaign; African-American leadership and the Democratic Party in the 1960 campaign; getting civil rights leaders involved in th...

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    Louis E. Martin Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 5/11/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 May 1966

    In this interview Martin discusses helping fill government positions after John F. Kennedy [JFK] is elected President, 1960; the appointment of African American judges, including Thurgood Marshall to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; providing African American candidates for different agency positions; civil rights crises d...

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