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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.

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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 #2, 5/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 May 1964

    Brown discusses his job description; the factors that went into his, Robert S. McNamara’s, and John F. Kennedy’s decision making about whether or not a particular weapons system should be developed, and the Nike Zeus and Nike X missile systems, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 5/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 May 1964

    Brown discusses antiballistic missile programs, nuclear-armed aircraft, defense department appropriations, and radar systems, 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 #5, 6/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 June 1964

    Brown discusses the U.S. and Soviet Union’s nuclear testing, the debate within the Kennedy Administration over whether to have atmospheric or underground testing, and negotiations leading to the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, 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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    William O. Douglas Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/9/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 November 1967

    Douglas discusses his memories of the Kennedy family, John F. Kennedy as a young man, Congressman, and as President, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Quintin M. Hogg Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/19/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 September 1966

    In this interview Hogg discusses personal interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK] and his impressions of him; becoming involved with the test ban treaty and traveling to Moscow for negotiations; his opinion of American and Soviet governments in regards to the treaty; W. Averell Harriman in Moscow; interactions between JFK and M. Harold Macmillan; a...

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