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    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials

    Material associated with the televised Department of Defense briefing of February 6, 1963, regarding the military build-up in and subsequent removal of weapons from Cuba in the fall of 1962. Includes photographs of aircraft, naval vessels, weapons, aerial reconnaissance images, charts, graphs, and other illustrations. Also includes an audio recordi...

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    Orville L. Freeman Personal Papers

    Secretary of Agriculture (1961-1969). Correspondence, memorandums, notes, reports, speeches, interviews, diary, and other personal papers.

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    Charles E. Bohlen Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/21/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 May 1964

    Bohlen discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) views of the Soviet Union; foreign relations crises during the Kennedy administration, including the Bay of Pigs, war in Laos, and Cuban Missile Crisis; and Bohlen’s assessment of JFK as a president and a man.

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    Henry Brandon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/7/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1967

    Brandon discusses the evolution of John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) foreign policy views, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the reaction in the Soviet Union to JFK’s assassination, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 6/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 June 1964

    Brown discusses the U.S. and Soviet Union’s nuclear testing, the debate within the Kennedy Administration over whether to have atmospheric or underground testing, and negotiations leading to the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 July 1964

    Brown discusses atmospheric nuclear testing by the U.S. and Soviet Union; overstatement of the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower administration, various missile systems; and the capabilities of the U.S.’ nuclear weapons, among other issues.

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    McGeorge Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/1964 & 5/2/64
    John F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionMarch 1964

    Bundy discusses John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) thinking and decision making style; his relationship with other members of his administration, including his close working relationship with Theodore C. Sorensen; the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion; the Cuban Missile Crisis; Laos and the Vietnam War; the threat of military conflict with the Soviet Unio...

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    Christine Camp Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 11/24/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 November 1969

    Camp discusses White House staff members, Pierre E.G. Salinger’s role as an intermediary between the U.S. and USSR, and advance work and press relations on domestic and international presidential trips, among other issues.

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    James K. Carr Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/25/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 May 1971

    Carr discusses the relationship between the Interior Department and other government agencies, power generation issues, his trip to the Soviet Union, and national parks, among other issues.

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    William A. Crawford Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1971

    Crawford discusses Romania’s economic industrialization in the 1960s, Orville L. Freeman’s 1963 visit to Romania, and the 1964 settlement with Romanian that changed the U.S. mission in that country from a legation to an embassy, among other issues.

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