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    Twitter: @JFKLibrary

    Follow the Kennedy Library's Twitter feed for material from our archives and up-to-the minute information on JFK Library events, programs and news. 

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    Picture It: JFK in High School

    Topics: Social Studies In this lesson students examine a photograph and make observations and inferences about what they see. They pose questions and consider the historical context of the photograph. After comparing their inferences to information provided by the teacher and secondary source material, they write a creative and informative caption ...

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    The Situation Room

    The Situation Room was created after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion during the Kennedy administration. President Kennedy felt he could no longer trust the information coming to him from the various areas of the national defense departments. As a way to ease the tensions and create a place for higher communication after the Bay of Pigs, President K...

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    Guidelines for Citations and Bibliographies

    Detailed information on selecting source material, citing sources, and links to web resources with specific formats.

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    Race to the Moon!

    Topic: The Space Race, Social Studies, ELA, Science This social studies lesson uses the topic of the space race to develop students’ historical thinking skills. By examining an elementary student’s letter to President John F. Kennedy, students will place a primary source document within its historical context and use that information to...

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Need more information? Check out our FAQ for additional information about visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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    Peace Corps

    Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their comm...

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    EH-C6226D Certificate of Identity of Noncombatant for Ernest Hemingway.
    20 May 1944.

    Accession Number: EH-C6226D Description: Certificate of Identity of Noncombatant for Ernest Hemingway. Certification for Ernest Hemingway to be an accredited war correspondent in the European Theater during World War II, issued 20 May 1944.  Features an ID photo, descriptive information, and fingerprints. Credit Line: Please credit "Ernes...

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    Loosing the Bonds: A John F. Kennedy Library Public Forum (January 1, 1997)

    Sunday, January 18: “Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years,” a Kennedy Library Public Forum with author Robert Massie, examines American policy concerning the white government of South Africa’s brutal system of segregation of races. From 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the John F. Kennedy Library at Columbia Point, Bost...

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    Hemingway Letters to Marlene Dietrich Donated to JFK Library and Museum (April 7, 2003)

    BOSTON—The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum announced today that Marlene Dietrich’s daughter, Maria Riva, has donated to the Kennedy Library 30 letters written by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) to Marlene Dietrich between 1949 and 1959. The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is home to the majority of Ernest Hemingway’s papers, including 95 percent...

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Election 1960 Game Board

A feature of The Road to the White House lesson plan, this game board challenges students ...

"Face Off" Savings Bonds for Higher Education, 12 October 1987

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Sound recording of the radio program "Face Off." Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy of Massac...