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John F. Kennedy: A Resource Guide

John F. Kennedy served as the thirty-fifth president of the United States (1961-63) until his assassination in 1963. This guide provides access to digital materials, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a variety of material associated with John F. Kennedy. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917, Kennedy graduated from Harvard University in 1940 and served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, Kennedy was elected in Massachusetts to the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-53) and the U.S. Senate (1953-60). In 1960, Kennedy was elected as the thirty-fifth president of the United States (1961-63), the youngest person elected to office. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Kennedy such as manuscripts, government documents, newspaper articles, and photographs that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Kennedy and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.