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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...

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    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 June 1964

    Alsop discusses his friendship with John F. Kennedy, reflects upon the Kennedy administration regarding issues such as the president's cabinet, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Berlin crisis, among other issues.

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    Isaiah Berlin Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/12/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4/12/1965

    Berlin discusses conversations he had with John F. Kennedy (JFK) about political theory and Russian politics, and compares JFK to other political leaders throughout history, among other issues.

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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 #4, 5/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 May 1964

    Brown discusses the TFX (tactical fighter experimental) airplane, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and testifying before Congress, 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...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Jack T. Conway Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 4/11/1972
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 April 1972

    In this interview Conway discusses working with John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; the negative reaction to the choice of Lyndon B. Johnson for JFK’s running mate; labor leadership and JFK’s campaign; unions and the religious issue during the 1960 election; discussing presidential appointments with JFK after the election; Conway’s ...

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    Roswell L. Gilpatric Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/27/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 May 1970

    This interview focuses on counterinsurgency measures in Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis, among other topics.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Lord Harlech (William David Ormsby-Gore) Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1965

    In this interview, Lord Harlech discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] early opinions on disarmament; dealings with Nikita S. Khrushchev and the Soviet Union; the Cuban crisis; issues with selling and testing American missiles; how JFK’s relationship with British Prime Minister M. Harold Macmillan developed over time and how they worked together on spec...

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