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John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection
In this interview Harriman discusses early interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK], from 1945 to 1956; the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions; helping get JFK the votes from New York state for the presidential nomination; traveling to Africa in 1960 and the problems with the Department of State’s work there; meeting with JFK and discussing various presidential appointments between JFK’s election and inauguration; and the religious demographics in New York state and how they impacted JFK’s 1960 victory, among other issues.
White House Audio Collection
Sound recording of an exchange of toasts between President John F. Kennedy and President Félix Houphouët-Boigny of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire during a dinner held in the State Dining Room of the White House. In their speeches both Presidents discuss the struggle for independence amongst African nations.