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    Heckscher, August: 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...

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    ST-116-8-61. President John F. Kennedy and Others View the Lift-off of Astronaut Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., on the First US Manned Sub-orbital Flight
    White House Photographs5 May 1961

    President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy watch television coverage of the lift-off of astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. aboard "Freedom 7," on the first US manned sub-orbital flight. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Special Assistant to the President, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (partially hidden behind Johnson), stand at ...

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    ST-116-9-61. President John F. Kennedy Watches Lift-off of Astronaut Alan Shepard
    White House Photographs5 May 1961

    President John F. Kennedy and others watch television coverage of the lift-off of astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. aboard "Freedom 7," on the first US manned sub-orbital flight. L-R: Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; Special Assistant to the President for National Security McGeorge Bundy; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Special Assistan...

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    ST-222-3-62. President John F. Kennedy with Participants of Campaign Conference for Democratic Women
    White House Photographs22 May 1962

    Visit of participants of the 1962 Campaign Conference for Democratic Women; President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy stand on platform (center). Also pictured: Vice-Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Margaret B. Price; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); Senator Mike Mansf...

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    ST-222-6-62. President John F. Kennedy with Participants of Campaign Conference for Democratic Women
    White House Photographs22 May 1962

    Visit of participants of the 1962 Campaign Conference for Democratic Women; President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy step off platform (at right). Also pictured: Vice-Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Margaret B. Price; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (Minnesota); Chairman of the ...

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    ST-222-7-62. President John F. Kennedy with Participants of Campaign Conference for Democratic Women
    White House Photographs22 May 1962

    President John F. Kennedy greets participants of the 1962 Campaign Conference for Democratic Women; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (mostly hidden) greet visitors at far left. Also pictured: Washington Correspondent for the Guy Gannett Publishing Company of Maine, May Craig; First Lady's Press Secretary, Pamela Tu...

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    AR7579-M. Funeral of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York
    White House Photographs10 November 1962

    Funeral services for Eleanor Roosevelt in the rose garden on the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York. Those pictured include: President John F. Kennedy; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Laura Franklin “Polly” Delano; Representative James Roosevelt (California); Gladys Irene Roosevelt; Elliott Roosevelt; Patricia Peabody Roosevelt; John Aspinwall ...

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    AR7579-O. Funeral of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York
    White House Photographs10 November 1962

    Funeral services for Eleanor Roosevelt in the rose garden on the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York. Those pictured include: President John F. Kennedy; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Laura Franklin “Polly” Delano; Representative James Roosevelt (California); Gladys Irene Roosevelt; Elliott Roosevelt; Patricia Peabody Roosevelt; John Aspinwall ...

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    ST-485-6-62. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Arrive at Stewart Air Force Base
    White House Photographs10 November 1962

    President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Stewart Air Force Base in Newburgh, New York, aboard Air Force One to attend the funeral of Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York. Also pictured: Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Special Assistant to President Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger...

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    ST-31-3-63. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with Prime Minister of Italy, Amintore Fanfani
    White House Photographs17 January 1963

    President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visit with Prime Minister of Italy, Amintore Fanfani, and others on the South Lawn. John F. Kennedy, Jr. (in foreground), plays with a toy stuffed dog given to him by Prime Minister Fanfani; children from the White House School play on the grass. Also pictured: Under Secretary of Foreign A...

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