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Friday, June 09, 2006

Initiative to permanently preserve the archives of President John F. Kennedy

On Friday, June 9, Senator Edward M. Kennedy will welcome Joe Tucci, Chairman, President and CEO of EMC Corporation, and Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, who will announce a major and unprecedented initiative to permanently preserve the entire collection of papers, documents, photographs and audio recordings of President John F. Kennedy and make them accessible to citizens throughout the world via the new Kennedy Presidential Library's website. The archives of the Kennedy Presidential Library include more than 8.4 million pages of the personal, congressional and presidential papers of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and more than 40 million pages of over 300 other individuals who were associated with the Kennedy Administration or mid-20th Century American history. In addition, the archives hold more than 400,000 still photographs; 9,000 hours of audio recordings; 7.5 million feet of motion picture film; and 1,200 hours of video recordings

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