Category: Archival Holdings

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Collection Opening: Clarence J. Martin Personal Papers

  by Kelly Francis, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce that the Clarence J. Martin Personal Papers collection is now available for research. Clarence J. Martin (1930-2014) practiced law in Louisiana and served as a member of the House of Delegates of the Louisiana Bar Association. During the 1960 presidential campaign, he served as…

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Collection Opening: Edmund A. Gullion Personal Papers

  by Christina Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce the opening of the Edmund A. Gullion Personal Papers. Gullion had a lengthy and distinguished career in the Foreign Service and was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville) from 1961 to 1964.     Edmund Asbury Gullion (1913-1998) joined the State…

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“The Business of Every Citizen”: President John F. Kennedy Stumps for Democratic Candidates in 1962

  by Lindsay Closterman, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger In the last few months leading up to the midterm elections in 1962, President John F. Kennedy made several campaign trips in support of Democratic congressional and gubernatorial candidates around the eastern and midwestern United States. We are pleased to announce that all images in the…

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Collection Opening: Robert A. Wallace Personal Papers

  by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce the opening of the Robert A. Wallace Personal Papers. Wallace was an economic consultant to Senator John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, and subsequently served in the Treasury Department from 1961 to 1969.     Robert Ash “Bob” Wallace, Jr. was born on May…

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Collection Opening: Lincoln Gordon Personal Papers

  by Jennifer Marciello and Christina Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivists We are pleased to announce the opening of the Lincoln Gordon Personal Papers. Gordon served as U.S. Ambassador to Brazil (September 1961 – March 1966) in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was known as an expert on Latin American culture, economy, and politics.  …

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Mapping John F. Kennedy’s 1960 Presidential Campaign with Historypin

  by Nicola Mantzaris, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger As the 2016 election season gains momentum and we commemorate the fifty-sixth anniversary of the announcement of John F. Kennedy’s candidacy for President of the United States, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Historypin invite you to answer the question: “Did John F. Kennedy visit…

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#ChristmasMiracle

  by Laurie Austin, Audiovisual Reference Archivist and Stacey Chandler, Textual Reference Archivist Reference Archivists love sharing the treasures in their collections, so when the National Archives’ Office of Presidential Libraries announced a Twitter chat about Presidential holiday traditions, textual archivist Stacey Chandler and audiovisual archivist Laurie Austin jumped at the chance to participate. The…

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Visualizing Hemingway: A Man in Letters

  by Niall O’Leary, Digital Humanities Specialist (guest author) Ernest Hemingway traveled a lot. Really, a lot. Born in Illinois, he first left the United States for Europe to become an ambulance driver in World War I. He returned to the U.S., then went to Canada, then France, and after that his travels really took…

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Digitization of Photographs from President John F. Kennedy’s Trip to Italy

  by Laura Kintz, Graduate Student Intern (UMass Boston) We are pleased to announce that all White House Photographs from President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Italy in July of 1963 are now digitized in full. They are accessible online through the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s digital archives.     The 92…

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Digitization of Photographs from President John F. Kennedy’s Funeral

  by Lindsay Closterman, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger We are pleased to announce that all White House Photographs from the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy are now digitized in full. These photographs capture a time of great significance and grief in our nation’s history, and they (together with the photos from the…

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Serendipity in the Archives: Making Connections between Collections

  by Laura Kintz, Graduate Student Intern (UMass Boston) As a digitization intern at the Kennedy Library, I am lucky enough to work with the White House Photographs collection, scanning and cataloging photos. Through this work, I have learned so much about President John F. Kennedy’s daily activities, the ins and outs of the White…

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Newly Opened Collection: Paul Rand Dixon Personal Papers

  by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce that the Paul Rand Dixon Personal Papers are open and available for research. Dixon was appointed chairman of the Federal Trade Commission by President Kennedy and served on the regulatory agency for twenty years. Paul Rand Dixon was born on September 29, 1913…

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Newly Opened Collection on Early Peace Corps Training Camps in Puerto Rico

  by Corbin Apkin, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) We are pleased to announce that the William Henry Byrd Personal Papers collection is now available for research. The collection consists of materials created during Byrd’s time as Director of the Peace Corps training camps in Puerto Rico, a position he held from 1961-1963, and…