John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy, U.S. president from 1961-1963, was a young, vibrant leader whose career in public service ended suddenly with his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. In his short time in office, Kennedy advanced the civil rights movement, urging Americans to embrace equality, and boosted the space race, getting Congress to commit to getting Americans on the moon by decade’s end. He also dealt with the growing Soviet threat and created the Peace Corps, which continues to provide volunteer help to needy and impoverished people globally. The library houses roughly 24 million pages of documents in over 400 collections of government and institutional records, constituent mail, staff files and personal papers.

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