Thursday, January 20, 2011

50 Years Ago - John F. Kennedy's Inauguration Speech

John F. Kennedy's Inauguration Speech, delivered on January 20, 1961, is widely considered one of the best speeches in American history. View the speech and a transcript through our database AMERICAN HISTORY IN VIDEO. Outside the library, you need your Hamden Public Library card to access.

Another useful database for research on John F. Kennedy is BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT. Access this database and others on our library's website under databases. A search for John F. Kennedy in Biography in Context yields (all in full text) 32 reference articles, 713 news articles, 492 magazine articles, 115 academic journal articles, 4 primary sources, and a couple of select websites.

On January 13, 2011, the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston has made available to the public their digitized archive of papers, photographs, speeches, letters, and recordings from his time in the White House. With more than 200,000 pages, 1,500 photos, 300 reels of audio tapes, it is the nation's largest digitized presidential archive.

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