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    Elie Abel Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/18/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 March 1970

    Abel discusses his relationship with President Kennedy and his administration, and talks about the role the media played during the presidency, among other issues.

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    Elie Abel Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/10/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 April 1970

    Abel discusses his 1966 book The Missile Crisis, and the role the media played during the Kennedy Administration, among other issues.

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    Dean G. Acheson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/27/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1964

    Acheson talks about foreign policy matters during the John F. Kennedy administration and his advice and activities during that time. He also reads the text of several letters he wrote to JFK.

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    Council of Economic Advisers Oral History Interview - JFK#1, 8/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1 August, 1964

    Members of the Council of Economic Advisers discuss the Council of Economic Advisers under President Kennedy, the recession issue, the budget, and the relationship between the Treasury and Federal Reserve, among other issues.

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    Frank Aiken Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/15/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection15 September 1966

    Aiken, recalls his first meetings with John F. Kennedy, and discusses nuclear proliferation, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Bay of Pigs invasion, among other foreign policy issues.

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    George Aiken Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1964

    Aiken discusses his dealings with John F. Kennedy on issues such as the Battle Act amendment, the Test Ban Treaty, the Passamaquoddy Project, wheat sales to Russia and Aiken’s trip to Moscow, among other issues.

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    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/21/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection21 August 1968

    Ailes discusses his appointment as under secretary of the army, his involvement in the 1960 campaign, the political appointments process in the Department of Defense, and issues regarding Panama and the canal.

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    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/26/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 September 1968

    Ailes discusses issues surrounding the United States’ presence on Okinawa, and also procedural and bureaucratic matters within the Department of Defense.

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    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 10/16/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection16 October 1968

    Ailes talks about the Reserves and the National Guard, and discusses the reorganization of those forces.

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    Stephen Ailes Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 10/30/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection30 October 1968

    Ailes talks about the organization of the government’s civil defense efforts, and also touches on issues of civil rights and discrimination in the military.

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    Anthony B. Akers Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/17/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 July 1971

    Akers discusses the 1960 presidential campaign, his posting to New Zealand, his work with Robert Kennedy and the senator’s assassination.

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    Carl B. Albert Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1965

    Albert talks about a range of political and legislative issues during John F. Kennedy’s time in Congress and as president.

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    Allen, Christy (1974-1977): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection15 February 2017

    Christy Allen served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland from 1974 to 1977. She applied to the Peace Corps after completing her undergraduate degree, despite strong opposition from her mother. Her training occurred in a number of different locations within Swaziland, and provided exposure to various kinds of schools as well as instruction in th...

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    J. Lindsay Almond Oral History Interview, JFK #1, 2/7/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 February 1968

    Almond discusses Southern governor's attitiudes toward President Kennedy, Virginia politics, Johnson's candidacy, and civil rights, among other issues.

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    H.E. Herve Alphand Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 10/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 October 1964

    Alphand discusses his role as French Ambassador, his impressions of President Kennedy, and the President’s relationship with Charles de Gaulle and France in regards to foreign policy issues, among other issues.

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    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/18/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 June 1964

    Alsop discusses his friendship with John F. Kennedy, reflects upon the Kennedy administration regarding issues such as the president's cabinet, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Berlin crisis, among other issues.

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    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 6/26/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 June 1964

    Alsop reflects upon the Kennedy administration regarding issues such as White House staff, political appointments, White House dinners, and the President’s relationship with Charles de Gaulle, among other issues.

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    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 6/10/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 June 1971

    Alsop discusses his relationship with Robert F. Kennedy, the appointment of vice president after President Kennedy’s assassination, and Robert Kennedy’s relationship with President Johnson, among other issues.

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    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 6/22/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection22 June 1971

    Alsop discusses his relationship with Robert F. Kennedy, the New York Senate race, Vietnam and the Tet Offensive, and Robert Kennedy’s relationship with his staff and the American youth, among other issues.

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    Joseph W. Alsop Oral History Interview - RFK #3, 10/29/1971
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 October 1971

    Alsop discusses his relationship with Robert F. Kennedy, the Civil Rights movement, counterintelligence, and Vietnam, among other issues.

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    Robert Amory, Jr. Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/9/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 February 1966

    Amory discusses his role in various organizations, his relationship with President Kennedy and White House staff, and foreign policy issues such as the Berlin Wall, Laos, and Vietnam, among other issues.

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    Robert Amory, Jr. Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 2/17/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 February 1966

    Amory discusses his role in various organizations, foreign policy issues, counterinsurgency, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Laos and the Berlin task force, among other issues.

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    John E. Amos Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/6/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 August 1965

    Amos comments upon West Virginia politics and the reaction to the Kennedy Administration, and offers reflections on John F. Kennedy as a candidate and as a President, among other issues.

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    Clinton P. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/14/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 April 1967

    Anderson discusses John F. Kennedy's Cabinet appointments, Kennedy’s positions on agriculture and Medicare policy as Senator and President, and relations between the Kennedy Administration and Congress, among other issues.

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    E. Dean Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/12/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 February 1966

    Anderson discusses labor issues, the 1960 Democratic primary candidates, and the 1960 presidential campaign in Oregon, among other issues.

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    Eugenie (Helen) M. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/11/1973
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 March 1973

    Anderson iscusses campaigning for Hubert H. Humphrey and John F. Kennedy, appointment as ambassador, and work as a diplomat in Bulgaria, among other issues.

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    George W. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1967

    Anderson discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, controversy over government contract for the TFK military airplane, conflicts between civilian and military personnel in Defense Department, and Robert S. McNamara and John F.Kennedy's decision not to reappoint Anderson.

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    Glenn M. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/12/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 November 1970

    Anderson discusses his political and business history, California politics during the 1950s and 1960s, and his responsibilities as lieutenant governor, among other issues.

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    Glenn M. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 1/31/1971
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection31 January 1971

    Anderson discusses the 1960 Democratic National Convention, conflicts between Governor Pat Brown of California and Speaker of the California legislature Jesse Unruh, and Anderson’s relationship with the Johnson and Kennedy Administrations.

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    Ludwig J. Andolsek Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/26/1976
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection26 November 1976

    Andolsek discusses President Kennedy’s work on reorganizing the civil service retirement fund, the 1960 Democratic National Convention and presidential campaign, and John F. Kennedy’s Senate years, among other issues.

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    Lawrence J. Arata Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection1964

    Arata discusses how he became White House upholsterer, his work at the White House, and his memories of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, among other issues.

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    Winifred Armstrong Oral History Interview – JFK#1, 7/8/2008
    John F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionJuly 8, 2008

    Armstrong, African affairs consultant and speechwriter for John F. Kennedy (1959-1961), discusses efforts to counteract racial discrimination in renting practices in order to find housing for African diplomats in Washington, D.C., her work as an African affairs advisor and speechwriter for John F. Kennedy (JFK), and JFK’s meetings with Thomas J. Mb...

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    Ascienzo, John Michael (2012-2015): Oral history interview
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection6 January 2017

    John Michael "J.M." Ascienzo served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand from 2012 to 2015. Ascienzo had experience with AmeriCorps and had been a teacher in Vietnam and South Korea prior to joining the Peace Corps. His training took place in Bangrachan, Singburi Province, where he studied the Thai language. Ascienzo was assigned to Baanluang, a ...

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    Wayne N. Aspinall Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 11/10/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 November 1965

    Aspinall discusses his memories of John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a congressman, agriculture and land management issues, and JFK’s reaction to the results of the 1956 Democratic National Convention, among other issues.

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    William H. Attwood Oral History Statement - JFK #1, 11/8/1965
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection8 November 1965

    Attwood discusses the 1960 presidential campaign, U.S.-Guinea relations, and John F. Kennedy's foreign policy in Africa, among other issues.

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    Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/5/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 September 1964

    Auchincloss discusses John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Jackie’s wedding, the birth of their children, the houses that JFK and Jackie lived in, and humorous anecdotes about JFK, among other issues.

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    Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 9/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 September 1964

    Auchincloss discusses the death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Jackie and John F. Kennedy's (JFK) marriage, and JFK's assassination, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    John C. Ausland Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 12/3/1985
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 December 1985
  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
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    Isaac M. Avery Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/12/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection12 May 1964

    Avery discusses his workload during the Kennedy Administration as compared to other Administrations, his working relationship with Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and his thoughts on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

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    James P. Aylward Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 7/10/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 July 1967

    Aylward discusses the 1956 and 1960 Conventions, the 1960 presidential campaign in Missouri, and (William) Stuart Symington’s role in Missouri and national politics, among other issues.

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    John S. Badeau Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/25/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 February 1969

    Badeau discusses his and John F. Kennedy’s relationship with Gamal Abdel Nasser; conflicts in Yemen, Jordan, and Kuwait during his tenure as ambassador; U.S. aid to the UAR; and the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S.

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    Harley E. Bailey Oral History Interview - JFk #1, 12/5/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection5 December 1964

    Bailey discusses the 1960 Democratic primary and general elections in West Virginia, the Catholic issue in that state, and John F. Kennedy’s legacy in West Virginia, among other issues.

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    John M. Bailey Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/10/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 April 1964

    Bailey discusses the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions, the 1960 presidential campaign, and anecdotes about life on the campaign trail, among other issues.

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    John M. Bailey Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/27/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 April 1966

    Bailey discusses the 1960 presidential primaries and election, the workings of the Democratic National Committee under his chairmanship, and patronage, among other issues.

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    John A. Baker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/28/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection28 June 1964

    Baker discusses the National Farmers’ Union’s involvement in the 1960 Democratic National Convention, John F. Kennedy’s positions on agricultural issues during the presidential campaign, and Kennedy administration agricultural policy, among other issues.

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    Letitia K. Baldrige Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/24/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 April 1964

    Baldrige discusses entertaining at the White House, state visits, and humorous anecdotes about the Kennedys, among other issues.

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    Charles F. Baldwin Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/13/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 March 1969

    Baldwin discusses U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations, relations between Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and British influence in post-colonial Malaysia, among other issues.

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    Charles F. Baldwin Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/14/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 March 1969

    Baldwin discusses the Peace Corps in Malaysia, Communism and counter-insurgency, and U.S. foreign policy in Southeast Asia, among other issues.

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    Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1964

    Balewa discusses his memories of President John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) character, JFK’s influence on world affairs, and the impact of JFK’s assassination on Nigerians, among other issues.

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