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    United States Federal Aviation Agency Records
    1961-1964

    Records 1961-1964. Microfilm copies of subject files, outgoing correspondence of administrator N. E. Halaby, press releases, speeches, and articles on air transportation policy. Hard copy printed material consists of annual reports, task force reports, press releases, and miscellaneous publications.

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    Halaby, Najeeb E.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/2/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 September 1964

    In this interview Halaby discusses how he got his position as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] interest in aviation; competition and cooperation among various U.S. agencies in regards to aviation, including the debate over who should be in charge of international aviation affairs; meeting with JFK pr...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Halaby, Najeeb E.: Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    In this interview Halaby discusses different civil rights issues throughout John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Administration, including the process of and problems with desegregating airport terminals in accordance with Boynton v. Virginia (1960); the 1961 hijacking of a plane, referred to as the El Paso incident; constructing and dedicating the new John Fos...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Heath, Kathryn G.: 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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    Low, George M.: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 May 1964
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    George P. Miller Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 June 1964

    This interview focuses on Miller’s time serving on the District Committee with John F. Kennedy and the role of science in the Kennedy administration, among other topics.

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    John H. Rubel Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/12/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 August 1970

    In this interview, Rubel discusses the administration transition from Dwight D. Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy, Air Force bombing technology, and space programs, among other issues.

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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...

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    Wernher Von Braun Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/31/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 March 1964

    Von Braun discusses his relationship with John F. Kennedy [JFK], JFK’s involvement and interest in the space program, and JFK’s visits to spacecraft centers, among other issues.

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    Edward C. Welsh Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/16/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 May 1964

    Welsh discusses the development of the space program under John F. Kennedy [JFK] and Lyndon B. Johnson. He covers the collaboration of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Space Council, and the Department of Defense. He also discusses the space race with the Soviet Union, the lunar program, and communications satellites, among ot...

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