Category Archive: Archival Holdings

Mar
27

Finding Inspiration in the Archives: Honoring Women at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

JFKWHP-AR7035-A. Meeting with President’s Commission on the Status of Women, 12 February 1962
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by Lindsay Closterman and Nicola Mantzaris, Metadata Catalogers, White House Photographs As National Women’s History Month comes to a close, we want to pay tribute to the women represented in the collections of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library who were instrumental in shaping the landscape of American politics and human rights. In the research …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2014/03/honoring-national-womens-history-month/

Mar
26

Restoring the Past in the White House: A Look at the Jacqueline Kennedy White House Restoration Project

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by Suzanna Calev and Sara Hawran, Graduate Student Interns (Simmons College) Greetings from Reference interns Suzanna Calev and Sara Hawran! We have recently completed an exhibit board in the main research room of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, entitled “Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House Restoration Project.” Through our research we have come across many interesting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2014/03/restoring-past-white-house-look-jacqueline-kennedy-white-house-restoration-project/

Feb
12

Now Fully Digitized: The White House Staff Files of Lee C. White

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by Tricia Patterson, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) We are happy to report that the White House Staff Files of Lee C. White is now fully digitized and available on our website. Lee Calvin White was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 1, 1923. He remained in Nebraska to earn both his bachelor’s and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2014/02/new-digital-collection-white-house-staff-files-of-lee-c-white/

Feb
10

New Digital Collection: White House Staff Files of Sanford L. Fox

Menu for a luncheon for Prime Minister Gerhardsen of Norway and Mrs. Gerhardsen.
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by Kelly Francis, Assistant Digital Archivist for Textual Collections The White House Staff Files of Sanford L. Fox is one of the more interesting collections at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and it’s also the most recent addition to our digital collections. Sanford Fox came to work in the White House in 1952, ultimately …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2014/02/1223/

Jan
11

It Gets Better Project: Honoring Frank Kameny and the Fight for LGBT Rights

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by Stacey Chandler, Reference Archives Technician With the launch of the National Archives video for the It Gets Better Project, we’re spotlighting documents on the history of the LGBT rights movement from the collections of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450, which barred people with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2014/01/frank-kameny-and-the-fight-for-lgbtq-rights/

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