Category Archive: Kennedy Colleagues

May
16

Meghan Testerman, Volunteer Extraordinaire

Archivist of the United States David Ferriero presents Kennedy Library volunteer Meghan Testerman with the Weidman Outstanding Volunteer Service Award at Archives II in College Park, MD, 7 May 2014.

by Laurie Austin, Audiovisual Reference Archivist In conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week, the Archivist of the United States (or “AOTUS,” as he’s known throughout the National Archives) presented awards to employees and volunteers across the National Archives for exceptional work they achieved over the past year. [Check out AOTUS's blog here:¬†http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=5473.] We were thrilled …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2014/05/meghan-testerman-volunteer-extraordinaire/

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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Aug
27

Personal Recollections of Corinne “Lindy” Boggs

U.S. Congressional Representative from Louisiana Thomas Hale Boggs visiting President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office along with his wife, Lindy Boggs, and two other unidentified women. White House, Washington D.C., November 5, 1963 [WHP-ST-C380-2-63]

by Sarah Jennette, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) The Oral History Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library includes an interview with Corinne “Lindy” Boggs, a notable member of the House of Representatives from Louisiana and a longtime friend of the Kennedy family. Sadly, Boggs passed away at her home in Maryland on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2013/08/personal-recollections-of-corrine-lindy-boggs/

Aug
24

“Archiving Your Peace Corps History”: A Presentation at the 2013 Peace Corps Connect Conference

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by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist I was pleased to participate in the Peace Corps Connect conference held in Boston on June 28-29. This event was the second annual gathering of the National Peace Corps Association. Because President Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, the Kennedy Library has several archival collections pertaining to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://archiveblog.jfklibrary.org/2013/08/preserving-your-personal-archives-a-talk-with-returned-peace-corps-volunteers/

Jun
25

The Peace Corps Goes to the Yarm School

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by Maura Porter, Declassification Archivist Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of intelligent and committed young students at the Yarm School in northern England. My goddaughter is a student at the school and she asked me to speak about President Kennedy when I visited with her and her family on vacation. …

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