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    Jacob "Jack" Rosenthal Personal Papers
    1961-1999

    Journalist, government official. U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant Director of Public Information (1964-1964), Director of Public Information (1964-1967), U.S. Department of State, Executive Assistant to Under Secretary Nicholas deB. Katzenbach (1966-1967), Harvard Institute of Politics, Kennedy Fellow (1967-1968), New York Times, Urban Corresp...

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    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 June 1968

    Bernhard discusses the often contentious relations between the Commission on Civil Rights, John F. Kennedy’s White House, and the Justice Department, especially after a report and recommendations that the Commission made about Mississippi, among other issues.

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    Simeon S. Booker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/27/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1967

    Booker discusses African Americans’ disappointment with and distrust of John F. Kennedy (JFK) due to his lack of action on civil rights in Congress; his experience with the 1960 Kennedy-for-President campaign, JFK and Robert F. Kennedy's awareness of civil rights during the Presidency.

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    LeRoy Collins Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/2/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 November 1965

    Collins discusses the 1960 Democratic National Convention, John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and relationship with the South, and the broadcasting industry’s fight for free access to information for use in broadcasting, among other issues.

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    Charles U. Daly Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/5/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 April 1966

    Daly discusses his role as a congressional liaison, staffing issues, congressional reform, civil rights, and President John F. Kennedy’s personal friendships, among other issues.

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    Margaret Dixon Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/23/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 May 1967

    Dixon discusses the 1956 Democratic National Convention, the 1960 Democratic National Convention, and John F. Kennedy’s 1960 Louisiana campaign trip, among other issues.

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    John W. Douglas Oral History Interview - RFK#3, 5/5/1970
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 May 1970

    In this interview Douglas discusses organizing the March on Washington, government collaborations with civil rights leaders, and Robert F. Kennedy’s role in the march, 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.

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    Rowland Evans Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 7/30/1970
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 July 1970

    Rowland discusses his association with Robert F. Kennedy [RFK], RFK’s personality, his involvement with civil rights, the impact of his brother’s death, RFK’s relationship with the press and senate colleagues, his thoughts on President Johnson, his thoughts on running for Vice President, his position on Vietnam, the feud between RFK and John V. Lin...

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    Orville L. Freeman Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/15/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection15 December 1964

    Freeman discusses the USDA’s role in feeding the poor and John F. Kennedy’s stance on agriculture, among other issues.

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