Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov
30
2011

The Construction Next Door

Site of the future Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Study of the Senate

 

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Nov
23
2011

White House Turkey

Presentation of the White House turkey for Thanksgiving 1961.  October 19, 1961.

From 50 years ago, courtesy of our Audiovisual Archives, the presentation to the White House of the Thanksgiving Turkey, which seems to be less than thrilled by the honor.  What’s that you say?  You want a picture of John F. Kennedy with your turkey?  Then you will have to go here.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

 

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Nov
21
2011

Scholar at Work: Barbara Kent Lawrence

Copyright Barbara Kent Lawrence.  Used with permission.

 

by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist

In keeping with our desire to highlight some of the research work that goes on within the Library walls, we asked writer Barbara Kent Lawrence to discuss her latest project, which was sparked by family history.  It must be confessed that when Ms. Lawrence first contacted us, we were …

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Nov
10
2011

Doggie Détente

President Kennedy conferring with Premier Khrushchev

 

From our Audiovisual Reference archivists, the story of a White House pet, and just possibly its historical effect

The Kennedy White House was notable for the number of animals that eventually occupied it.  Among these was President Kennedy’s dog Charlie, a Welsh terrier given to the family by the President’s father, Joseph P. Kennedy.  …

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Nov
01
2011

Historical Knowledge Advances!

JFKWHP-ST-M7-7-61

 

by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist

We have some answers regarding regarding the pictures we posted a couple of weeks ago.

 

Football Hall of Fame Dinner in New York City December 5, 1961, Room 805, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City.  White House Army Signal Agency staff members Jack Rubley and John J. Cochran …

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