Overview

A growing number of archival collections (textual and audiovisual) has been digitized in full or in part and may be browsed on the website using the following links. Learn more about the Library's digitization initiative.

Below is an alphabetical listing of archival collections with digitized content, which may be browsed in the following ways:

  • Click on the "browse digitized materials [or collection]" link to browse a collection virtually: folder by folder (in the case of textual collections) or item by item (in the case of audiovisual collections).
  • Click on the "finding aid" link to browse a collection's digitized content by folder title (or item title).
  • Click on the "Browse Materials by Format" links at the bottom of the page to browse digitized materials across all collections by their format (documents, photographs, etc.).

For online search tips, consult Online Search Help. For more information, please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629. Have a research question? Ask an Archivist.

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MBPP-224-007-p0023 (crop): Handwritten Notes by McGeorge Bundy for Book on Vietnam, undated

McGeorge Bundy Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the McGeorge Bundy Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

WHBPP-001-003-p0032 (crop): Letter from Peace Corps Deputy Director Bill Moyers to Director of Peace Corps Outdoor Fitness Training Programs (Puerto Rico), William Henry Byrd, 9 April 1963

William Henry Byrd Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the William Henry Byrd Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JCGCPP-001-005-p0001 (crop): Notes by James C.G. Conniff for an Article Written in Collaboration with Rose Kennedy (p. 1), c. 28 June 1972

James C.G. Conniff Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the James C.G. Conniff Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

DODCMCBM-PX-66-20-13 (crop): Map of North and South America Showing Potential Ranges of Soviet Medium Range and Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles from Cuba, 6 February 1963

Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JKGPP-0186-018-p0032 (crop): Draft Letter from John Kenneth Galbraith to Wellesley College Professor Marshall Goldman, undated

John Kenneth Galbraith Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the John Kenneth Galbraith Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

HBHPP-001-028-p0003 (crop): Zip Code Marketing Presentation Slide, November 1962

H. Bentley Hahn Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the H. Bentley Hahn Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

MRHPP-001-001-p0017 (crop): Letter from Jay E. Ryan (Citizens for Kennedy-Johnson, Springfield, IL) to Margaret Hahn regarding the Outcome of the Presidential Vote in Illinois, 16 November 1960

Margaret Ronayne Hahn Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Margaret Ronayne Hahn Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

EH07976P (crop): Ernest Hemingway with a Bull in San Sebastian, Spain, c. summer 1927

Ernest Hemingway Collection. Photographs

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Ernest Hemingway photo collection here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized photographs

JFKPP-044-094-p0005 (crop): Letter from George Washington to David Stuart, 4 January 1799

John F. Kennedy Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the John F. Kennedy Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

JPKPP-006-002-p0001 (crop): Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Birth Certificate (September 6, 1888), 23 July 1925

Joseph P. Kennedy Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Joseph P. Kennedy Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

ROFKPP-128-016-p0072 (crop): Kathleen Kennedy Hartigan Scrapbook Page, c. 1938

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

KFC890N (crop): Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. with Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. at Nantasket Beach, c. 1916

Kennedy Family Collection

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Kennedy Family Collection here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized photographs

BMPP-020-011-p0012 (crop): Transcript of Telephone Call between Burke Marshall and General Patterson regarding the Integration of "Ole Miss", 19 September 1962

Burke Marshall Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Burke Marshall Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JBKOPP-SF050-014-p0004 (crop): Vaccination Records of Pushinka (Dog), a Gift from Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev to President Kennedy and his Family, undated

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKCAMP1960-1022-050-p0015 (crop): Cover of Anti-Catholic Pamphlet, "The White House - American or Roman?", 1960

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Presidential Campaign Files here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

JFKSEN-0481-014-p0008 (crop): Letter from Patrick H. McMahon to Senator John F. Kennedy (p. 1), 2 November 1953

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the John F. Kennedy Senate Files here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKNSF-299-010-p0038 (crop): Memorandum from President Kennedy to McGeorge Bundy and Jerome Wiesner about Nuclear Weapons Testing, 7 August 1961

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files (NSF)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the NSF here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKPOF-030-013-p0004 (crop): Letter from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 23 October 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files (POF)

This collection has been fully digitized, except for the Presidential Recordings (see separate listing below). Learn more about the POF here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

JFKWHP-ST-50-8-62 (crop): Preparations for Recorded Remarks for the Annual Appeal for the American Red Cross, 22 February 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Presidential Recordings

This series, part of the President's Office Files, has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Presidential Recordings here: POF overview | POF finding aid | browse digitized recordings

JFKWHCFCHRON-014-007-p0028 (crop): Airgram from the Department of State (sent on behalf of President Kennedy) Congratulating the New South Wales Branch of the Australian-American Association on its 25th Anniversary, 4 April 1961

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Files. Chronological File

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Chronological File here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

JFKWHCNF-2654-014-p0003 (crop): Letter of Congratulations to President Kennedy from a Child, 26 January 1961

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Name File

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the White House Central Name File here: collection overviewfinding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKWHCSF-0367-008-p0153 (crop): Telegram from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy following the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, 15 September 1963

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the White House Central Subject Files here: collection overviewfinding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKWHSFSLF-013-004-p0001 (crop): Excerpts from the Writings of Late American Nobel Laureates Read by Frederic March at the Nobel Prize Winners Dinner (Program Cover), 29 April 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Sanford L. Fox

This collection has been mostly digitized. Learn more about the Sanford L. Fox Staff Files here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKWHSFLCW-021-006-p0062 (crop): Telegram from the President's Assistant Special Counsel Lee C. White to Major Business Leaders regarding a Meeting with President Kennedy about Racial Discrimination in the Workplace, 31 May 1963

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Lee C. White

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the Lee C. White Staff Files here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

JFKWHSFHW-005-002-p0023 (crop): Carbon Copy of Letter from Presidential Special Assistant Harris Wofford to NAACP Field Secretary (Mississippi) Medgar Evers, 5 February 1962

Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Harris Wofford

This collection has been mostly digitized. Learn more about the Harris Wofford Staff Files here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

RFKAG-215-003-p0001 (crop): Robert F. Kennedy's Personal Notes following the Bay of Pigs Invasion, undated

Papers of Robert F. Kennedy. Attorney General Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Robert F. Kennedy Attorney General Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

DFPPP-018-003-p0014 (crop): President Kennedy's Desk from the White House, 1964 Traveling Exhibit, c. 1964

David F. Powers Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the David F. Powers Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKWHP-KN-C23540 (crop): President Kennedy Gives Younger Kennedys a Ride around Kennedy Compound in a Golf Cart, Hyannis Port, MA, 3 September 1962

President's Personal Pictures (PPP)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the PPP here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized films

JFKPOF-086-003-p0021 (crop): Peace Corps: First Annual Report (p. 21), c. July 1962

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection. Oral Histories

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized oral histories

JLSPP-002-004-p0001 (crop): Outline of Speech by John L. Saltonstall in Support of Senator John F. Kennedy as Democratic Presidential Nominee (p. 1), undated

John L. Saltonstall Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the John L. Saltonstall Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

AMSPP-P27-001-p0106 (crop) Memorandum from Senator Edward M. Kennedy to Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. regarding the Building Committee of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, 3 March 1964

Arthur M. Schlesinger Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Arthur M. Schlesinger Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

RSSPP-291-013-p0035 (crop): National Committee for President Kennedy's Birthday, Draft List of Names, undated

R. Sargent Shriver Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the R. Sargent Shriver Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

TCSPP-062-001-p0001 (crop): Reading Copy of President Kennedy's Inaugural Address (p. 1), undated

Theodore C. Sorensen Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Theodore C. Sorensen Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKWHP-ST-C276-9-63 (crop): President Kennedy being Interviewed by CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite, 3 September 1963

Television Network Columbia Broadcasting System Collection (TNC)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the TNC Collection here: collection overview | browse digitized footage

JFKWHP-ST-476-4-62: President Kennedy Makes Public Service Film, "Voting on November 6," 1 November 1962

United States Government Agencies Collection (USG)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the USG Collection here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized films

JFKWHP-ST-C61-1-61 (crop): President Kennedy with Director of USIA, Edward R. Murrow, 21 March 1961

United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the USIA Audio Recordings Collection here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized recordings

USSS-025-004-p0105 (crop): Notes from Diary Record Book of the White House Police, 14 March 1962

United States Secret Service Records

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the United States Secret Service Records here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

SWPC-RFK-C004-003: Senator Robert F. Kennedy Addresses a Crowd at San Fernando Valley State College, California during his 1968 Presidential Campaign, 25 March 1968

Sven Walnum Photograph Collection

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the Sven Walnum Photograph Collection here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized photographs

JPWPP-002-001-p0018 (crop): Letter from James P. Warburg to F. Abbot Goodhue (p. 1), 26 April 1932

James P. Warburg Personal Papers

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the James P. Warburg Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized materials

JFKWHP-ST-41-14-61 (crop): White House Army Signal Agency Staff (WHASA) and Equipment at President John F. Kennedy's Estate, Glen Ora (Middleburg, Virginia), 2 March 1961

White House Audio Collection (WH and WHA)

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the White House Audio Collection here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

JFKWHP-KN-C20783 (crop): President Kennedy Records Remarks for a Film on Physical Fitness, 30 March 1962

White House Films (WHN, WHS, and WHU)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the White House Films here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized films

JFKWHP-KN-C19229 (crop): President John F. Kennedy Meets with William V.S. Tubman, President of Liberia, 19 October 1961

White House Photographs (WHP)

This collection has been partially digitized. Learn more about the White House Photographs here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized photographs

JWPP-001-004-p0040 (crop): Letter from William H. Brown to James W. Wine, Religious Advisor to Senator John F. Kennedy, 30 August 1960

James Wine Personal Papers

This collection has been fully digitized. Learn more about the James Wine Personal Papers here: collection overview | finding aid | browse digitized collection

JFKPOF-034-002-p0035 (crop): Handwritten Draft Version of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (p. 1), 17 January 1961

Browse Materials by Format: Documents (by folder)

More than 11,800 folders of digitized textual documents from a range of collections: browse textual folders

JFKWHP-AR7813-D (crop): President Kennedy Declares Sir Winston Churchill an Honorary Citizen of the United States, 9 April 1963

Browse Materials by Format: Moving Images

More than 125 digitized moving image films from the audiovisual holdings: browse moving images

JFKMUS-MO-1963-1338 (crop): Oleg Cassini Embroidered Evening Jacket Worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to a Fundraiser Celebrating the First Anniversary of President Kennedy's Inauguration, 1962

Browse Materials by Format: Museum Artifacts

Over 400 digitized artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection: browse artifacts

JFKOH-JLBA-01-TR 5 (crop): Transcript of Oral History Interview Conducted by Joan Braden with Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss (p. 1), 5 September 1964

Browse Materials by Format: Oral Histories

More than 1,600 oral history interviews with links to digitized transcripts, where available: browse oral histories

See also digitized sound-recorded interviews with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers: browse RPCV oral histories
JFKWHP-KN-C24185 (crop): White House Photographers Robert Knudsen (L) and Cecil Stoughton (R) in Newport, Rhode Island, 22 September 1962

Browse Materials by Format: Photographs

Close to 20,000 digitized photographic images from the White House Photographs and other collections: browse photographs

JFKWHP-KN-C19128 (crop): President Kennedy Participates in Arrival Ceremonies for Urho Kekkonen, President of Finland, 16 October 1961

Browse Materials by Format: Sound Recordings

More than 1,700 digitized sound-recorded segments from a range of collections: browse sound recordings