Tag: presidential advisors

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…

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

  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…

Digitization at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library: The James W. Wine Personal Papers

  by Timothy Bowen, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) As a soon-to-be graduate of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science with a focus in Archives, I was recently required to complete a 130-hour internship meant to strengthen the skills I learned throughout the program. When Digital Archivist Erica Boudreau approached…

A meeting of the EXCOM regarding Cuba

Donald M. Wilson, EXCOMM, and the National Security Council

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist The death of Donald M. Wilson in November 2011 represents the most recent loss of a notable Kennedy Administration official.  In addition to being a high-ranking member of the Kennedy Administration, Wilson was the last living member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (EXCOMM), the advisory…