Season 8, Episode 5: The Kennedys and Fitzgeralds: Photography and Preservation

April 14, 2022

About This Episode

Both sides of JFK’s family - the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys - were at the forefront of the amateur photography movement, using the burgeoning field to document their lives over the course of many decades. Today, this collection of photographs gives us an insight into the lives of these dynamic families, and also presents some interesting and urgent challenges to archivists. 

In this episode of JFK35, learn from JFK Library Archivist Laura Kintz about Rose Fitzgerald’s interest in photography at the turn of the 20th century, and how archivists have preserved and digitized the Fitzgerald and Kennedy family photographs.

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