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    Douglas Henderson Personal Papers
    1912-1969

    Economist, diplomat, government official. Economic officer and Foreign Service officer, Mexico (1942-1943), Chile (1943), Bolivia (1943-1947), Department of Commerce (1947-1950), Switzerland (1950-1956); Assistant Director, Economic Defense Administration, Department of State (1956-1959); Economic Counselor, Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'aff...

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    William P. Bundy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/12/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 November 1964

    Bundy discusses planning the Bay of Pigs invasion; escalation of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam during the Kennedy Administration, and Robert S. McNamara’s role in developing Vietnam policy; and U.S. military aid to India, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Edmund A. Gullion Oral History Interview - JFK #6, 4/29/1977
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 April 1977

    In this interview Gullion discusses the State Department’s staff for Africa; the U.S. policy towards the Congo and Katangese secession; the process of and difficulties with arranging a meeting between Moise Kapenda Tshombe and Cyrille Adoula at Kitona Air Base; and UN military operations and other actions in the Congo, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Parker T. Hart Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/27/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 May 1969

    In this interview Hart discusses dealing with Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser including shifts in U.S. aid in Egypt; how Nasser would play the United States and the Soviet Union against each other for Egypt’s benefit; Nasser’s ambitions for the neighboring countries and the Saudi reaction to Egypt’s actions in the Arabian Peninsula; the increase...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    (Lawrence) Brooks Hays Oral History Interview - JFK #1, ca. 1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collectionca. 1964

    In this interview Hays discusses early interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK]; obstacles to becoming an Assistant Secretary of State and his work in that position; Hays’ trip abroad to visit the Pope; moving over to the White House and his work as a Special Assistant to the President; Federal-State intergovernmental relations; visiting Africa and ...

  • 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)
    Bourke B. Hickenlooper Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/30/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 July 1964

    In this interview Hickenlooper discusses various meetings with President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on foreign relations; Soviet and American nuclear testing; the nuclear test ban treaty; the Bay of Pigs invasion; Laos and Vietnam; the Punta del Este Conference in 1962; the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; Hickenlooper's 1962 reelection campaign; traveling w...

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    John D. Jernegan Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/12/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 March 1969

    In this interview Jernegan discusses John F. Kennedy’s 1957 speech on Algeria; working as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; the transition between Administrations in the State Department, 1960; Abd al-Karim Qasim and Iraqi politics; Soviet involvement and influence in Iraq; the Kuwait problem; the Iraqi government and Israel; U.S. policy in regard to oi...

  • 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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