Papers, 1919-1972 [Bulk 1938-1940]. Secretary and press attaché to Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, 1938-1940. Correspondence, copies of Kennedy’s speeches, newspaper clippings, press releases and radio messages, pamphlets, luncheon/dinner invitations, and other items.
Photographs, 1919-1963 (bulk 1937-1963). Photographs of John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and colleagues, and his political activities. Contains photographs of Kennedy's early years, family homes, his naval service during World War II, and his political activities in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The largest portions of this collection cover Kennedy's Senate Years (1953-1960), and the 1960 Presidential Campaign.
Silent motion picture of President John F. Kennedy presenting papers proclaiming Sir Winston Churchill an honorary citizen of the United States. The papers are accepted in behalf of Sir Winston by his son Randolph Churchill during a ceremony held in the Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C. Sir Winston and Lady Churchill watched the proceedings by Telstar.
Produced by: Naval Photographic Center, 1211-27.
Photographed by: Thomas M. Atkins, Robert L. Knudsen.
Brown discusses the cancellation of the Skybolt missile program and problems that caused with U.S.-British relations; multilateral military forces; struggles between the Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration over control of the space program; and the lunar program, among other issues.
Butterworth discusses Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.’s ambassadorship with Great Britain, his relationship to General George C. Marshall and John Foster Dulles, relations between the U.S. and Canada during the time that Butterworth served as ambassador to Canada, among other issues.
In this interview they discuss their article in Look magazine; personal recollections of President John F. Kennedy's [JFK] assassination; working on JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign; JFK’s campaigning style; JFK’s relationship with the press, White House staff, and his family; and JFK’s trips to Nassau, Europe, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson’s ranch, among other issues.
In this interview Halaby discusses how he got his position as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] interest in aviation; competition and cooperation among various U.S. agencies in regards to aviation, including the debate over who should be in charge of international aviation affairs; meeting with JFK prior to his inauguration; the proposed air agreement with the Soviet Union; and the study and development of supersonic transport in the United States, among other issues.
In this interview, Lord Harlech discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] early opinions on disarmament; dealings with Nikita S. Khrushchev and the Soviet Union; the Cuban crisis; issues with selling and testing American missiles; how JFK’s relationship with British Prime Minister M. Harold Macmillan developed over time and how they worked together on specific issues; how JFK’s interest in politics and foreign affairs developed; difficulties with France over their nuclear program in 1962; JFK’s skills and character; JFK’s different circles of friends; and JFK and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ approaches to life in the public eye, among other issues.
Hennessey-Donovan discusses living in England with the Kennedy family while Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. was ambassador to that country; attending the birth of all but one of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.’s grandchildren; John F. and Robert F. Kennedy’s assassinations; and founding the Kennedy-Donovan Center; among other issues.
In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses American aid to Argentina; American, British, and French involvement in Africa; the 1962 executive order about segregation in federally-funded housing; appointing African-American judges; changes John F. Kennedy [JFK] was contemplating in the Alliance for Progress; the Dominican crisis; the wheat sale to the Soviet Union; the Bobby Baker case; preparing for JFK’s 1964 campaign; RFK’s return to work after JFK’s assassination and disagreements among the Cabinet members and under President Lyndon B. Johnson; changes in White House staff and the Democratic Party; RFK’s political plans for after 1964; and JFK’s opinions of his staff and appointees, among other issues.
In this interview Komer discusses John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] personal diplomacy with the United Arab Republic [UAR] through letters; normalizing U.S.-Egypt relations; the Yemen conflict and U.S. interests; negotiating Yemen with M. Harold Macmillan and the attempt to have the United Kingdom recognize the Yemen Republic; dealing with Gamal Abdel Nasser; and difficulties with Saudi Arabia and the UAR, among other issues.
In this interview Komer discusses President John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] interest in Indonesia and Iran; U.S.-Indonesian relations; the Indian Ocean and Iran task forces; JFK’s contact with the Iranian Shah; Pakistani-Afghani disputes; U.S. aid to Afghanistan; Komer’s attempt to revamp the military aid program; McGeorge Bundy and Walt W. Rostow as President JFK’s advisers; and JFK’s direct contact with a select few National Security staff, among other issues.
In this interview Lord Harlech discusses his earlier memories of Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] from the 1930s through the 1950s; RFK’s religion; RFK’s character, including some of his interests, faults, and struggles; dealings in Vietnam under John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] Administration; RFK’s difficult relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson; RFK’s relationship with Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis after JFK’s death; and life with RFK at Hickory Hill, among other issues.