The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Repository URL: http://www.jfklibrary.org/
Repository code: mbjfk
Repository description (extant): The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum collects materials that relate to the life and times of John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President. This includes the collections (textual documents, audiovisual items, and museum artifacts) of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy, as well as over 600 other collections including Kennedy family members, authors, politicians, and individuals and organizations who worked for, with, or because of John F. Kennedy. The John F. Kennedy Library also houses the Ernest Hemingway Collection and John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Programs.
All materials held by the Kennedy Library are governed by a formal legal instrument – typically, a Deed of Gift - that formally donates materials to our care, so they can be preserved, arranged, and described by archivists, and shared with generations to come. Over 30,000 cubic feet of materials (over 48 million items) are available to researchers in-person at our library; donations are ongoing and we continue to receive materials and update our website with inventories (or “finding aids”) for these collections on a regular basis.
Several of our collections have been digitized in full and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. Specific information about all of our material, including online finding aids (descriptive overview and folder listings for collections), can be found by searching the Digital Archives. To see a list of all of our collections, choose browse collections.
Repository type: Federal Repository
John F. Kennedy Library oral history program