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Name Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Birth Date 1917
Death Date 1963
Relationships Democratic Party
Places of Residence Brookline, Massachusetts
Occupation House of Representatives (1947-1953)
Senate 1952, 1958
Vice-President Hopeful 1956
President 1960-1963 (Assassinated)
Role Political
Archives Entries 43
Library Entries 6
Object Entries 20
Photo Entries 9

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Memorial card for John F. Kennedy (05/29/1917-11/22/1963). White paper with black print, thick black border. 19 cm.

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Calendar, missing the calendar section, for the Lincoln National Bank of Hodgenville, Kentucky. It is not dated, but from the text it appears to be 1964. The top portion features a large colored portrait of Kennedy by Fabian Bachrack. There are two thin, black metal bands at the top and bottom of the calendar. Printed on thin enamel paper in four-color. The print is in black. The calendar has been removed, but the small tab to hand it to the wall is still attached on the back. 58.6 x 27.9 cm.

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Letter from Jefferson County Democratic Campaign Committee to Kentuckians urging them to vote for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson for President and Vice President, Keen Johnson for U.S. Senate, Judge Mortimer Viser for Circuit Court Judge, and Frank Burke for House of Representative. October 31, 1960. 21.5 cm x 28 cm. This item was collected by noted Louisville-area political memorabilia collector Robert V. Westerman.

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The Courier Journal -

The Courier Journal volume 212, number 153. "Kennedy's Victory Over Nixon was Tightest Race Since 1916". Actual artifact is currently missing. November 10, 1960. 39 cm x 58 cm. This item was collected by noted Louisville-area political memorabilia collector Robert V. Westerman.

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The Courier Journal -

The Courier Journal Volume 218, Number 146. "President Shot to Death by Sniper; Johnson Recieves Bipartisan Pledge, Red Sympathizer Charged as Killer." Actual artifact is missing. November 23, 1963. 39 cm x 58 cm. This item was collected by noted Louisville-area political memorabilia collector Robert V. Westerman.

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Steve Banaham, Bert Combs, and John F. Kennedy in motor procession, Lexington, Kentucky, 1960. 21.5 cm x 28.

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Negative Bumper Sticker against John F. Kennedy for President of the United States. "If Kennedy Wins... You lose!" [1960]. 38 cm x 10 cm.

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Political handbill for Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy for President of the United States. [1962]. 15 cm x 7 cm. This item was collected by noted Louisville-area political memorabilia collector Robert V. Westerman.

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Becchett, Paul S., Jr. -

This collection consists chiefly of the letters of Paul S. Becchetti, Jr. to his parents, Paul S. Becchetti, Sr. and Theodora M. "Doris" (Kardas) Becchetti, of Poughkeepsie, New York. The letters begin while Paul is a student at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1960-1961, and continue through his military service with the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1962-1964. He gives detailed descriptions of his life as a "medic" in this unit, including his parachute jumps and his field training in the United States and abroad. Also included is a printed note from Ethel Kennedy acknowledging the senior Becchettis' expression of sympathy on the death of her husband Rober

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Hamlett, Bardksdale, 1908-1979 -

Transcriptions of five interviews conducted with retired four-star general Barksdale Hamlett in which he reflects on his 34-year military career, including service in World War II, the Korean War, and on the Army's General Staff in Washington, D.C.

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Moody, Thomas Newton, b. 1938 -

Chiefly letters from Moody, a Franklin, Kentucky native, written to his parents while attending college at Southwestern at Memphis and the University of Kentucky, and while teaching afterward in Elizabethtown. Also includes letters of the family of Moody's grandmother, Drucilla Jane (Harris) Short.

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Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier), 1929-1994 -

Printed card of thanks sent to A. C. Wareham, Bowling Green, Kentucky from Mrs. Kennedy, New York, expressing her appreciation for an expression of sympathy after her husband's assassination. The card and envelope were laminated.

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Glynn, Luanne (Aylesworth), b. 1951 -

Letter from Evelyn Lincoln, personal secretary to President John F. Kennedy, to Luanne Aylesworth, Waite Park, Minnesota, in response to a letter from Aylesworth. Enclosed is a White House card with the president's reproduced signature. The envelope is postmarked 11:30 p.m. November 21, 1963, the day before the president's assassination.

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Gordon, Angus Neal, 1893-1981 -

Sermon notes, liturgies, and teaching outlines compiled by Angus Neal Gordon, a Presbyterian minister, who served as Pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky from 1952 to 1964. Of particular interest is a written statement given by Gordon after the ssassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Davis, Virginia Wood, 1919-1990 -

Correspondence, photographs, diaries, and personal and professional writing of Virginia Wood Davis, a Smiths Grove, Kentucky native and a reporter and editor, 1943-1985, for newspapers in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and McCreary County, Kentucky. Includes genealogical data as well as correspondence and miscellaneous papers of her family, especially her mother, Virginia Wood (Cox) Davis.

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Perguson, Dee Carl, Jr., 1921-2010 -

Correspondence and diaries of Dee Carl Perguson, Jr., Horse Branch, Ohio County, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington. Of interest are his letters written while serving in World War II in the United States, North Africa, and Italy, and his later memoirs of this period. Also of interest are diaries of his years as a student at Western Kentucky State Teachers College, 1939-1943. The collection also includes his recollections of growing up in Horse Branch in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Crider, Stephen Bayes, b. 1940 -

Letters of Stephen Bayes Crider, written mostly to his parents while Crider was serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia; Baumholder, Germany; Fort Meade, Maryland; and in Vietnam.

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Advertisement poster for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents America on Stage - 200 years of performing arts.

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America on Stage poster from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts-Washington DC.

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Ferguson, Nora (Young), 1882-1969 -

Personal and family correspondence, papers, and genealogical research materials of Nora (Young) Ferguson, a native of Richardsville, Warren County, Kentucky. Includes original land, estate and guardianship records, and other early county records which Mrs. Ferguson was permitted to remove from the Warren County Courthouse for microfilming prior to its renovation in 1957.