Category Archive: Archival Holdings

Aug
12
2015

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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Aug
02
2015

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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Jul
20
2015

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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Jun
14
2015

Exploring the White House Central Name File

 

by Corbin Apkin, former Graduate Student Intern and recent Graduate of Simmons College GSLIS

For the past year, I have had the opportunity to work as an intern in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Throughout my time doing reference work, I have seen a lot of interesting documents, and …

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May
23
2015

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 …

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May
20
2015

Newly Opened Collection: David S. Black Personal Papers

Swearing in of David S. Black as General Counsel of the Bureau of Public Roads. [DSBPP-PH-001]

 

by Abigail Malangone, Processing & Reference Archivist

We are pleased to announce the opening of the David S. Black Personal Papers. The material in this collection relates to Black’s work as General Counsel for the Bureau of Public Roads; Commissioner, Vice Chairman, and Acting Chairman of the Federal Power Commission; Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration; and Undersecretary of …

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May
15
2015

Papers of H. Bentley Hahn: The Man Who Invented the 5-Digit ZIP Code

 

by Lauren Wallace, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS)

We are pleased to announce that the H. Bentley Hahn Personal Papers is now fully digitized and available on our website.

The digitization of the H. Bentley Hahn Personal Papers was part of my final capstone internship for my Masters degree in Library and Information …

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May
06
2015

Collection Opening: William J. Hartigan Personal Papers

 

by Jennifer Marciello, Processing Archivist

We are pleased to announce the opening of the William J. Hartigan Personal Papers.

William J. Hartigan was born in 1923 in Revere, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of the Beacon Institute of Podiatry, pursued pre-legal studies at Suffolk University, and took university extension courses at Harvard University and …

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Apr
18
2015

Archival Detective Work in the Hemingway Collection

 

by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist

During the recent project to update the finding aid for the Ernest Hemingway Personal Papers, we noticed several folders of “unidentified” incoming letters where the author was not known. Naturally, this piqued our interest and we decided to do some sleuthing. In the current age of online search …

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