Category Archive: Kennedy Colleagues

Sep
29

Newly Digitized: Civil Rights Materials from the Burke Marshall Personal Papers

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by Elyse Edwards, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) In times of great struggle and conflict in the South,” Congressman [John] Lewis said, “during the freedom rides of 1961, when young people were being beaten by angry mobs in Montgomery and when fire hoses and dogs were being turned on people in Birmingham, people always …

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Sep
23

Newly Processed Collection: Lawrence F. O’Brien Personal Papers

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by Abigail Malangone, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce that the Lawrence F. O’Brien Personal Papers are open and available for research. Lawrence “Larry” O’Brien, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was a member of the inner circle of Kennedy aides that came to be known as the “Irish Mafia.” O’Brien began his association with John F. …

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Sep
04

The Kennedy Library Remembers Filmmaker Robert Drew

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by Laurie Austin, Audiovisual Reference Archivist   (See Spanish translation here). We were saddened to learn of the passing of documentary filmmaker Robert Drew on July 30, 2014. While Drew had a long and distinguished career that went beyond his connection with John F. Kennedy, we pause a moment to recognize the importance of his …

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Apr
28

A Bunny in the Rose Garden

Rose Garden construction progress photo, with close up of woman featured in background, April 4, 1962. [WHP-KN-20842 (edited)].

by Maryrose Grossman, Audiovisual Reference Archivist Now that spring is blooming, the White House Rose Garden–the most prominent horticultural display on the grounds of the Presidential mansion–comes to mind. Bordering the Oval Office and the West Wing of the White House since 1913, the White House Rose Garden has long been the setting for official …

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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
[View entire folder here:
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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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