Tag: new collections

Collection Opening: Michael S. Reynolds Personal Papers

  by Kelly Francis, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce the opening of the Michael S. Reynolds Personal Papers. Reynolds was an author and a leading scholar on Ernest Hemingway as well as a professor of English at North Carolina State University.     This collection consists primarily of research materials and notes related…

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…

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…

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…

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.  …

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…

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…

Newly Opened Collection: David S. Black Personal Papers

  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…

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…

Newly Processed Materials: Nancy Tuckerman Files of the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers

  by Jennifer Marciello, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce that the Nancy Tuckerman Series of the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers is open and available for research. The papers contain personal and professional materials relating to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s public and private life and her role as First Lady of the United…

Newly Opened Collection: Ace of Clubs Records

  by Lauren Wallace, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) We are pleased to announce that the Ace of Clubs Records is now open and available for research. This collection features the administrative, social, and photographic records of the Ace of Clubs Charitable Organization. From charity events to by-law revisions, President’s books to Secretary journals,…

Newly Processed Collection: James Saxon Personal Papers

  by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce that the James Saxon Personal Papers are open and available for research. Saxon served as Comptroller of the Currency during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations (1961-1966). As an independent bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department, the Office of the Comptroller is charged with…

Newly Opened Collection: John H. Sharon Personal Papers

  by Abigail Malangone, Processing & Reference Archivist We are pleased to announce the opening of the John H. Sharon Personal Papers collection. John H. Sharon was a Washington, D.C.-based attorney whose personal papers document his interest and involvement in the Democratic Party in the 1950s and 1960s. The materials in this collection focus primarily…

Newly Processed Collection: Myer Feldman Personal Papers

  by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist You were far more indispensable than the public knows to John Kennedy’s success as a Senator, candidate and President. He knew it, however; and I know he would want me to express his deep gratitude. – Theodore Sorensen to Myer Feldman upon learning that Feldman was leaving the…

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

  by Abigail Malangone, Processing & Reference 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…

An Experiment in Processing and Digitizing at the Same Time: The Personal Papers of Margaret Ronayne Hahn

  by Stephanie Mokszychi, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, collections are frequently processed years before digital images and related metadata are available online. Typically, multiple archivists handle materials as they move through the processing, cataloging, and digitization steps. In a trial experiment, I was responsible for all…

The Newly Opened Personal Papers of Warren I. Cikins

  by Christina Lehman Fitzpatrick, Processing Archivist Recently the library was pleased to open the newly-processed Personal Papers of Warren I. Cikins, who served in the White House from 1962 to 1966 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. (For more information on the opening, please see our press release.) This large collection documents the professional…

The Historic Papers of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  by Jennifer Beaton, Processing Archivist We are pleased to announce that portions of the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers were opened on February 13th, 2012 (for more information on the opening, please see our press release). These newly available papers, which focus on Mrs. Kennedy’s years in the White House, cover a broad…