Overview

The Kennedy Library's oral history collections are described below. For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629. Have a research question? Ask an Archivist.

JFKWHP-AR7969-E (crop): President Kennedy Delivers Address Regarding Desegregation of University of Alabama, 11 June 1963

John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection

Close to 1,300 interviews with individuals associated with John F. Kennedy's life and career, ranging from prominent public officials to private citizens opposed to Kennedy administration policies. Collection overviewBrowse JFKOH interviews

Note: original audiotapes must be reviewed prior to opening. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, as resources allow; however, access to audio is not guaranteed.

BB T10023C223 (crop): Robert F. Kennedy Speaks at a United Auto Workers National Convention, undated  (C) Burton Berinsky

Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection

A supplement to the Papers of Robert F. Kennedy. Approximately 275 interviews focusing on Robert F. Kennedy's career, particularly his role as U.S. Attorney General, Senator from New York, and U.S. presidential candidate. Collection overview | Browse RFKOH interviews

Note: original audiotapes must be reviewed prior to opening. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, as resources allow; however, access to audio is not guaranteed.

PX97-23-60: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and Chief United States Marshal James J. P. McShane Welcome the United States Marshals to the White House at the Marshals' First National Conference, 18 August 1964.

Other institutions' oral histories

Copies of interviews conducted by other institutions such as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Columbia University, the U.S. Senate Historical Office, and others.

PX65-2:44 (crop): Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara J. Wylie in Katmandu, Nepal, 1963

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection

Oral history interviews with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs, 1961-present). 1989-present. Note: To listen to oral history interviews in our Audiovisual Research Room, please schedule an appointment at least two weeks in advance so that listening copies can be prepared. Collection overview | Finding aid | Digitized sound recordings

(See also Peace Corps Films and United States Peace Corps Photograph Collection.)