JFK 50th Anniversary

Novermber 22 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. American Libraries has an excellent column which features a number of resources at the JFK Library. The column can be found here:

http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/digitizing-camelot

JFK Library: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

Integrating Ole Miss: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/digitizing-camelot

Visitors to the Kennedy Library website can use the library’s internal search engine to dig through unabridged files. Library staffers suggest picking a topic and spending a few hours putting the pieces together yourself. American Libraries recommends visiting these interactive exhibits and historic archives to jump-start your journey.

Civil Rights Timeline: This interactive exhibit draws from 230 primary sources, including paper, film, and audio files, to explore milestones in the civil rights movement.

World on the Brink—JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis: The 13-day standoff between the US and the Soviet Union comes to life in this exhibit that gives a day-by-day account of the crisis. Listen to secretly recorded meetings with the president, review formerly classified documents, and much more.

We Choose the Moon: Blast off virtually with the crew of Apollo 11 in the historic 1969 moon landing. This computer-animated tour of the flight features historic audio and video footage of the launch and Kennedy’s call to action.

The President’s Desk: This virtual tour allows visitors to sit at the president’s desk, read his daily calendar, look at his personal photographs, and listen to his phone calls

JFK50: The library’s award-winning site uses a graphic novel–style approach to educate visitors about historical events from JFK’s presidency, from the Bay of Pigs to the moon landing to his work in the civil rights movement.