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    August Heckscher Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/10/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 December 1965

    In this interview Heckscher discusses John F. Kennedy [JFK] and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis as an “inspiration to cultural life”; Heckscher’s involvement in government affairs prior to becoming a Special Consultant to the President; the invitation of 168 artists to JFK’s 1961 inauguration and its impact; how Heckscher came to work for the Wh...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert W. Komer Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 12/22/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 December 1969

    In this interview Komer discusses working with McGeorge Bundy; the “inner circle” of the Bundy State Department; Komer’s major contacts; the intelligence system; the power and responsibilities of the State Department; how Bundy screened what President John F. Kennedy [JFK] would see; relations with other key officials; Robert F. Kennedy and foreign...

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    Jack Ruina Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/8/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 November 1971

    In this interview Ruina discusses the Nike-Zeus antiballistic-missile-missiles; briefing President John F. Kennedy [JFK] on the Nike-Zeus missiles; JFK’s comprehension of the briefing material and the type of questions he asked; Project Defender; the background and organization of the Advanced Research Projects Agency; the leadership and organizati...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    Photograph, Robert F. Kennedy Speaking at Groundbreaking Ceremony for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers2 December 1964

    Photograph of Senator-elect Robert F. Kennedy speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Seated in the background is Arthur M. Schlesinger (wearing glasses), Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Verso contains, "D17," handwritten in pencil, and a stamp of, "Credit Ph...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    Photograph, President Lyndon Johnson and Others at Groundbreaking Ceremony for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers2 December 1964

    Photograph of President Lyndon Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson at the groundbreaking ceremony for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. First row (standing, L-R): Reverend Philip M. Hannan (wearing wide-brimmed hat), Senator-elect Robert F. Kennedy, President Johnson, and the First Lady. Also in attendance ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    Photograph, President Lyndon Johnson with Robert F. Kennedy Speaking at Groundbreaking Ceremony for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers2 December 1964

    Photograph of Senator-elect Robert F. Kennedy speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Seated in the front row are President Lyndon Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson (both wearing light-colored coats). Also in attendance are Reverend Philip M. Hannan; Arthur M. Schlesi...

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