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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts, 02125

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963).
The library and museum were dedicated in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter and members of the Kennedy family.

Since Kennedy encouraged his administration to save effects of both personal and official nature, the complex would not just be a collection of the President's papers, but "a complete record of a Presidential era." Therefore, the building would have the word "museum" appended to its name: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Progress on the building began shortly after his death. On January 13, 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy announced that a taped oral-history project was to be undertaken for inclusion in the library. The project would feature administration staff, friends, family, and politicians from home and abroad.

The official dedication was held on October 20, 1979.

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