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John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection
In this interview Hays discusses early interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK]; obstacles to becoming an Assistant Secretary of State and his work in that position; Hays’ trip abroad to visit the Pope; moving over to the White House and his work as a Special Assistant to the President; Federal-State intergovernmental relations; visiting Africa and various Peace Corps installations; the relationship between JFK’s Administration and different African countries; JFK and humor; making speeches and acting as a spokesman for the Kennedy Administration; and Hays’ last interaction with JFK before the assassination, among other issues.
William Henry Byrd Personal Papers
Photographs, 1961-1968 and undated. Black-and-white images of United States Peace Corps administrators and staff, both at headquarters and in the field, as well as images of volunteers working at their duty stations abroad. Photographers include Rowland Scherman, Paul Conklin and Abbie Rowe.
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains memoranda between the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and Harris Wofford, Special Assistant to the President for Civil Rights, and primarily concern the Peace Corps and civil rights issues. Of note is Wofford's resignation as Special Assistant for Civil Rights in order to accept a Peace Corps position as Special Representative in Africa at large and director of the program in Ethiopia.