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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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    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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    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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    John E. Nolan Oral History Interview - RFK #5, 11/11/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 November 1971

    In this interview Nolan discusses Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] right after John F. Kennedy’s assassination; RFK’s speeches and appearances in early 1964 and his plans to leave the Department of Justice; the trip to Europe in the summer of 1964; planning RFK’s visit to Poland; RFK in Germany and Poland; and RFK’s decision to run for Senate in New York in...

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    Staff memoranda: Raskin, Marcus, 1959-1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesApril 1959-20 December 1961, undated

    This folder contains memoranda from Marcus Raskin, National Security Council Assistant for Disarmament and Nuclear Testing, to McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Topics include a nuclear weapons policy proposal of unilateral action, resumption of nuclear weapons testing, United States relations with th...

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    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Subjects: Khrushchev Correspondence: Vol. I-A, 1961: 20 January-16 October
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files23 April 1959-28 February 1962, undated

    This folder contains correspondence between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Topics include relations between the United States and Soviet Union, Berlin and German unification, disarmament, nuclear testing, Laos, space flights, and the Bay of Pigs invasion. Also included in this folder are letters from Premier K...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Index of Weekend Papers: General, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 1 April-31 December

    This folder contains memoranda, telegrams, and indexes of materials compiled for President John F. Kennedy’s weekend reading. Topics include various matters regarding Berlin, Germany, Soviet Union, Southeast Asia, nuclear testing, France, and foreign aid.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 58, re: Berlin
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 30 June-12 July

    This folder contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 58 (NSAM 58) regarding United States approaches to Berlin to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, and Secretary of the Treasury C. Douglas Dillon from McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Also inclu...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Germany: Berlin: General: Kissinger Report, 7 July 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files7 July 1961

    This file contains a report to President John F. Kennedy from Henry Kissinger, consultant to the National Security Council (NSC), discussing the situation in Berlin including contingency planning, relations between the United States and Soviet Union, and the role of the United Nations.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 59, Berlin
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesJuly 1961: 14-18, undated

    This folder contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 59 (NSAM 59) titled, “Berlin,” to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of the Treasury C. Douglas Dillon, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Allen Dulles from McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for ...

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