JFK Presidential Library Unveils Access To Digital Archives

Monday - 1/17/2011, 12:10pm EST

To help mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, officials with the National Archive and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, have unveiled the nation's largest online digitized presidential archive. It provides unprecedented global access to the most important papers, records, photographs and recordings of President John F. Kennedy's thousand days in office - making them accessible without traveling to the Kennedy Library in Boston.

The Digital Archive includes over 200,000 pages, 300 reels of audio tape containing over 12-hundred recordings of telephone conversations, speeches and meetings, 300 museum artifacts, 72 reels of moving images and 15-hundred photos.

It's now available to teachers, students, scholars, and others through the website jfklibrary-dot-org.