Historical Materials in the John F. Kennedy Library (1978).
The John F. Kennedy Library was created to preserve materials pertaining to John F. Kennedy and his administration. Its holdings can be divided into 4 parts: the papers of President Kennedy; collections of personal and organizational papers; oral history interviews; and audiovisual records. All these materials have, to a varying extent, references to Russia/USSR.
President's office files, countries series. 16 ft. 1.5 ft. of Soviet-related materials include unclassified and declassified letters, memoranda, cables, and reports divided into "general" and "security" material; background documents, briefing material, and memoranda of conversations from the 1961 Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna meeting; material relating to Adzubei meetings and interviews; reports on Khrushchev; Kennedy-Khrushchev correspondence; and a small amount of published material. Although a small amount of this file remains security classified, most of it is available for research use without restriction.
National security files, countries series. 84 ft. 7 ft. of Russian-related materials include unclassified and declassified cables; Khrushchev correspondence; materials relating to Khrushchev, Dobrynin, Gromyko, Kuznetsov, and Mikoyan talks; and papers on other topics, including satellites and grain sales. Only 1.5 ft. of these materials are presently open for research.
White House central files. Consist of a subject file, 440 ft., a name file, 1,247 ft., a chronological file, 8 ft., closed, and a security classified file, 30 ft., closed. The subject file contains material on foreign affairs, 11 ft., human rights, 10 ft., national security defense, 20 ft., outer space, 2 ft., peace, 6 ft., and trips, 9 ft. The name file serves essentially as an index to the subject file.
White House staff files. 456 ft. Consist of correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to the issues and problems on which White House staff members were working. Included are the files of McGeorge Bundy, special assistant to the president for national security affairs, 1 ft., closed pending review; Chester Clifton, military aide to the president, 1 ft.; Christian Herter, special representative for trade negotiations, 16 ft.; Godfrey McHugh, air force aide to the president, 17 ft., closed pending review; Howard Petersen, special assistant to the president for international trade policy, 22 ft.; and Walt Rostow, deputy special assistant to the president for national security affairs, 1 ft., closed pending review.