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Friday, January 14, 2011

Caroline Kennedy helps unveil nation's largest digital archives on President John F. Kennedy


(January 13) - Caroline Kennedy, president of the John F. Kennedy Foundation and daughter of President John F. Kennedy, joined David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the U.S. National Archives, in unveiling the nation's largest online digitized presidential archives at the National Archives in Washington DC. 

The new archive provides "unprecedented global access to the most important papers, records, photographs and recordings of President John F. Kennedy's thousand days in office," according to Rachel Day, spokesperson at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum in Boston.

"My parents believed that history is one of our greatest teachers," said Caroline Kennedy.  "As young people increasingly rely on the internet as their primary source of information, it is our hope that the Library's online archieve will allow a new generation to learn about this important chapter in American history."

The John F. Kennedy Foundation, a 501 c3 non-profit group, helped secure financial support from private donors in order to help fund the project.

 For more information on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, located in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, visit JFKLibrary.org.

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