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    Batson, Ruth M.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/24/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 January 1979

    Batson discusses John F. Kennedy's (JFK) senate and presidential campaigns, disappointment over JFK’s civil rights record, and the 1962 Senate race between Edward Moore Kennedy and Edward J. McCormack, Jr., among other issues.

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    David W. Burke Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 12/8/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 December 1971

    Burke discusses Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) relationship in the Senate, and differences between the operations of their Senate offices; the Vietnam War; long deliberations about whether or not RFK should enter the 1968 presidential race; and RFK’s 1968 campaign, among other issues.

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    Peter B. Edelman Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 7/29/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 July 1969

    Edelman discusses Theodore H. White’s 1968 book The Making of the President, developing Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign speeches, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s withdrawal from the 1968 presidential race, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Kennedy, Robert F.: Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 4/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 April 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses the 1962 steel crisis; some major issues and accomplishments of John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] presidency; choosing the U.S. Ambassador to Russia; foreign aid and treaties; the military coup in Peru; the space race during the Kennedy Administration; the 1962 congressional and gubernatorial campaigns; JFK...

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    National Conference of Christians and Jews, Boston, Massachusetts, 16 February 1956
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files16 February 1956

    This folder contains copies and a draft of a speech given by Senator John F. Kennedy at the National Conference of Christians and Jews in Boston, Massachusetts. In his speech the Senator discusses issues of religious intolerance in politics and the need for better race relations.

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    Presentation of Carver Gold Award to Cardinal Spellman, New York, 24 February 1956
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files24 February 1956

    This folder contains copies and a draft of a speech given by Senator John F. Kennedy at a luncheon held in New York and the presentation of the George Washington Carver Memorial Institute Gold Award to Cardinal Francis Spellman for his contributions in race relations and human welfare. Of note is a draft with notations by the Senator.

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    HU: Equality of Races (2): General, 14 December 1960-31 March 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files14 December 1960-31 March 1961, undated

    Materials in this folder include letters and memoranda concerning minority representation in the United States Service Academies, inquiries into the appointment of Italian-Americans in the Administration, and individual accounts of racial discrimination. Also included in this folder is a copy of an article by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. titled, “Th...

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    HU: 2-1 (Employment): Executive, 1961: 3 January-20 April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 3 January-14 April

    Materials in this folder include memoranda and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning non-discriminatory employment practices and efforts to recruit members of varied races, religions, and ethnicities for federal employment.

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    HU: Equality of Races (2): Executive, 1961: 25 January-10 April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 25 January-26 April

    Materials in this folder include an inquiry into minority representation in the Coast Guard Academy, a summary of nondiscrimination policies for the Housing and Home Finance Agency, a memorandum containing suggested agenda items for executive action to promote civil rights, memoranda concerning racial discrimination in various United States governm...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    HU: 2-1 (Employment): General, 1961: June-July
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 1 February-31 July

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Special Assistant to the President Frederick G. Dutton, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning incidents of discriminatory employment practices and efforts to recruit members of varie...

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