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    Chester B. Bowles Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/2/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 February 1965

    Bowles discusses his role as foreign policy advisor during the presidential campaign; staffing the State Department; relationship with Dean Rusk and John F. Kennedy; foreign policy towards developing nations; and leaving his position as Under Secretary of State, among other issues.

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    W. Averell Harriman Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/17/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 January 1965

    In this interview Harriman discusses his position in the State Department as a roving ambassador, including his flexibility in making decisions in the field, and traveling around the world; John F. Kennedy's [JFK] conception of the Soviet Union; interactions with Souvanna Phouma and changes in general opinion of him; evaluating options for American...

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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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    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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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1961 Berlin crisis; American forces, military and diplomatic, in Germany; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] recommendation for Americans to have fallout shelters; nuclear testing; problems with the Department of State; the start of the conflict in Vietnam, 1961; the Department of Justice under RFK and ...

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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 5/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 May 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses American aid to Argentina; American, British, and French involvement in Africa; the 1962 executive order about segregation in federally-funded housing; appointing African-American judges; changes John F. Kennedy [JFK] was contemplating in the Alliance for Progress; the Dominican crisis; the wheat ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 5/14/1964
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 May 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses American aid to Argentina; American, British, and French involvement in Africa; the 1962 executive order about segregation in federally-funded housing; appointing African-American judges; changes John F. Kennedy [JFK] was contemplating in the Alliance for Progress; the Dominican crisis; the wheat ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 2/27/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1965

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Cabinet and appointing the various secretaries; problems in and JFK’s wariness of the Department of State; the ideal State Department organization; problems with Dean Rusk; Maxwell D. Taylor’s Cuba investigation; the Bay of Pigs and its effect on U.S. action in Laos; John M...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #8, 2/27/1965
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 February 1965

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Cabinet and appointing the various secretaries; problems in and JFK’s wariness of the Department of State; the ideal State Department organization; problems with Dean Rusk; Maxwell D. Taylor’s Cuba investigation; the Bay of Pigs and its effect on U.S. action in Laos; John M...

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