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    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...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kathryn G. Heath Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/27/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 July 1971

    In this interview Heath discusses how she came to join the Office of Education; the leadership within the Office of Education and different ideas on how it should be run; other agencies within the Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]; changes in the status and administration of HEW; various pieces of education legislation; the 1954 Sup...

  • 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...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    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 W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/16/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 July 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] personal diplomacy with the United Arab Republic [UAR] through letters; normalizing U.S.-Egypt relations; the Yemen conflict and U.S. interests; negotiating Yemen with M. Harold Macmillan and the attempt to have the United Kingdom recognize the Yemen Republic; dealing with Gamal Abdel Nasser...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 9/3/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 September 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses negotiating disengagement with Gamal Abdel Nasser and Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] involvement in the Yemen crisis and the negotiations with Nasser and Faisal; U.S. New Guinea policy and the Dutch-Indonesian conflict; JFK and counterinsurgency; Komer and police programs as part of U.S. coun...

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    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 10/31/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 October 1964

    In this interview Komer discusses President John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] interest in Indonesia and Iran; U.S.-Indonesian relations; the Indian Ocean and Iran task forces; JFK’s contact with the Iranian Shah; Pakistani-Afghani disputes; U.S. aid to Afghanistan; Komer’s attempt to revamp the military aid program; McGeorge Bundy and Walt W. Rostow as Presi...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
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    Burke Marshall Personal Papers1955-18 September 1964, undated
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    United Nations Association of Maryland dinner, Baltimore, Maryland, 27 February 1958
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files27 February 1958

    This file contains a copy and draft of Senator John F. Kennedy’s speech at the United Nations Association of Maryland dinner in Baltimore, Maryland. In his speech the Senator discusses the role of the United Nations in diplomacy and foreign policy efforts to meet global challenges, and the need for United States cooperation with the U.N. to secure ...

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    Staff memoranda: Rostow, Walt W.: Disarmament, March 1961 and undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files13 October 1960-18 March 1961, undated

    This folder contains memoranda to and by Walt Rostow, Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, regarding arms control; resumed disarmament negotiations; a United Nations (UN) draft resolution on disarmament for the Soviet Union; and a report titled, “The Theory and Practice of Deterrence.” Of note are drafts of a mem...

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