Conducting research can be challenging, but the good news is that it is a skill that can be developed. While the principles of research apply to most archives, there are some differences from place to place. Here are some helpful tips for researching at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
Finding aids are created by archivists to help researchers understand and navigate a collection. They provide information on the creator of a collection, the materials it contains, and often highlight copyright concerns and noteworthy content. Our finding aids usually include a listing of all boxes and folder titles, making it easy for researchers to request the most useful materials.
An alphabetical listing of subject terms associated with the Library's archival collections. Each term is defined and links out to relevant archival holdings.
Search or browse digitized materials from the Library’s collections, as well as finding aids and descriptions of collections not yet digitized.