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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.

View Resource John F. Kennedy Executive Orders

The 214 Executive Orders signed by the 35th President have been scanned and converted to HTML by Maria E. Schieda of the University of Michigan School of Information. These include the orders to establish the Peace Corps (E.O. 10924), to establish the President's Committee on Equal Employment (E.O. 10925), and emergency instructions to government agencies during the Cuban Missile Crisis (E.O....
View Resource The Ultrasensitive Bay of Pigs

On Wednesday, the National Security Archive released newly declassified portions of the Taylor Commission Report, the report from the commission charged by President Kennedy with investigating the Bay of Pigs incident. The eight documents in this new release add crucial details to the picture that emerged from prior, more heavily censored releases of Taylor Commission materials in 1977 and 1986....
View Resource National Security Action Memoranda: Document Images From The Presidential Papers of John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Security Files

The John F. Kennedy Library has posted the National Security Action Memoranda of the Kennedy administration, written either by the President himself or his National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy. Topics of the memorandums include policy for Cuba, forces in Vietnam, reconnaissance flights over Russia, NATO, South Africa policy, CIA support of "certain activities," and many others. The copies are...