The Kennedy Library Archives is open to the public and serves anyone who needs access to its unique holdings. Whether you are a student, author, creative artist, documentary or feature filmmaker, journalist, member of the press, educator, scholar, or history enthusiast, we are happy to work with you to meet your individual research needs.
JFK Library archivists can assist researchers in a number of ways.
On-site researchers: Researchers planning to visit the Library can contact the archivists to make an appointment and get help identifying relevant collections.
Remote researchers: Archivists can answer questions about our holdings if we can address the question in a reasonable amount of time. We are not able to conduct extensive or interpretive research, appraise or authenticate materials from private collections, or evaluate researchers’ work.
We encourage all researchers to contact us at Kennedy.Library@nara.gov to ask about the services we offer, listed below.