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    David E. Bell Personal Papers
    1947-1981

    Economist, educator, government official. Administrative Assistant to President Truman (1949-53); Director, Bureau of the Budget (1961-62); Administrator, Agency for International Development (1963-66); vice president, executive vice president, Ford Foundation (1966-81). Correspondence, memorandums, reports, background material, speeches, writings;...

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    Lincoln Gordon Personal Papers
    1931-2007

    Papers, 1931-2007. Educator, economist, diplomat, government official. Member, John F. Kennedy's Task Force on Immediate Latin American Problems (1960); Ambassador to Brazil (1961-1966); Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1966-1967). Records from his service in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; his teaching career at Ha...

  • 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)
    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...

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    Luther H. Hodges Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/21/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 March 1964

    In this interview Hodges discusses the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions; the 1960 National Governors’ Conference; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; the Department of Commerce, including reorganization, agencies within the Department, and relations with other groups; establishing the U.S. Travel Service; the Business A...

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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 #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 #6, 1/30/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 January 1970

    In this interview Komer discusses U.S. aid to India and Pakistan and some problems involved with it, including the question of long-term U.S. aid and a shift in focus from Pakistan to India; problems with the Agency for International Development; oil and U.S. policy; U.S. involvement in the Congo; Komer’s meetings with President John F. Kennedy [JF...

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    Henry S. Reuss Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/12-15/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionDecember 1965: 12-15

    This interview focuses on the 1960 presidential election in Wisconsin, the economic and trade issues that arose during the Kennedy administration, and John F. Kennedy’s approach to international relations, particularly the Peace Corps, among other topics.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Staff memoranda: Rostow, Walt W.: Miscellaneous, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1956, 1961: 10 February-10 October

    This folder contains correspondence between Walt Rostow, Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and numerous individuals on various topics including economics, foreign aid, limited warfare, and the centennial of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Also included is a paper titled, "U.S. Foreign Policy: ...

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