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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)
    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials
    1962-1963

    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...

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    Chalmers M. Roberts Personal Papers
    1948-1975

    Papers 1948-1975 (#200). Journalist. Chief diplomatic correspondent, Washington Post (1949-1971). Research materials, writings, notes, memorandums, subject files. See also Oral History Interviews.

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    Arthur M. Schlesinger Personal Papers
    1939-1969

    Papers 1939-1969. Historian, government official, Special Assistant to the President for Latin American Affairs (1961-63); author, A Thousand Days (1965). Correspondence, reports, speeches, subject files, news clippings, research materials, book drafts, writings, diaries, White House files.

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    Joseph V. Charyk Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/1/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 October 1968

    Charyk discusses the Air Force programs that continued from the Eisenhower Administration to the Kennedy Administration, members of the U.S. military command, and the B-70 and RS-70 aircraft programs, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Luther C. Heinz Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/20/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 July 1970

    In this interview Heinz discusses how he came to work in the Office of International Security Affairs [ISA] in the Department of Defense [DOD]; the changeover in the DOD between the Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy Administrations; Heinz’s view of the Bay of Pigs; the regular operations and organization within ISA, including the different r...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Bourke B. Hickenlooper Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 July 1964

    In this interview Hickenlooper discusses various meetings with President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on foreign relations; Soviet and American nuclear testing; the nuclear test ban treaty; the Bay of Pigs invasion; Laos and Vietnam; the Punta del Este Conference in 1962; the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Hickenlooper's 1962 reelection campaign; traveling w...

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    Martin J. Hillenbrand Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 August 1964

    In this interview Hillenbrand discusses President John F. Kennedy [JFK] entering office amid the Berlin crisis; working as the Director of the Office of German Affairs with JFK; the Berlin Task Force and the Ambassadorial Group; JFK's attitude towards the German problem and German reactions to the Kennedy Administration; the State Department and Ge...

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    Roger Hilsman Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/14/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 August 1970

    In this interview Hilsman discusses his initial interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK]; Hilsman’s appointment to the Department of State during the Kennedy Administration; Foreign Service officers and “hot-seat” jobs; issues with Dean Rusk as Secretary of State; reorganizing the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; the flow of information between ...

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    Douglas V. Johnson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/13/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 July 1970

    In this interview, Johnson discusses his role with the International Security Affairs and Agency for International Development under John F. Kennedy’s administration, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29-3/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses beginning John F. Kennedy's [JFK] presidential Administration with no political obligations; carefully picking Cabinet members, specifically Secretaries of State, Defense, and Treasury; RFK’s decision on what role to play in JFK’s Administration; JFK’s unhappiness with Dean Rusk as Secretary of St...

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