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A collection of magazines and newspapers regarding John and Robert Kennedy, their lives, political careers, and assassinations. John F. Kennedy, a Massachusetts senator (democrat), was elected the 35th President of the United States in 1960. The Kennedy Administration’s domestic policy pushed for action among the people, notably in civil rights. As for foreign policy, the administration heavily focused on the Cold War and communism. Robert Kennedy acted as Attorney General under President Kennedy. He oversaw the CIA during the failed Cuban Bay of Pigs Invasion, and developing a strategy to blockade Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. President Kennedy was assassinated November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas during a parade. The Warren Commission, appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate the assassination, concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin and had acted alone. Robert Kennedy went on to become senator (democrat) of New York until his assassination in 1968 during his campaign for president. Robert Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian militant, in Los Angeles while celebrating his victory in the California primary. There is also some material relating to Jacqueline Kennedy, the First Lady and widow of President John F. Kennedy.

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American Politics

Size of Collection

2 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0236

Kunstler, Jane, Collection, 1961-1971



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