JFK Library gets long-sought mementos

July 14, 2005 at 1:38 PM
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BOSTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Long-sought mementos of former President John F. Kennedy, including a Cuban map with "missile sites" scrawled on it, are now in the Kennedy archives.

The map, displayed for the first time at the Kennedy Library and Museum, is described as a priceless artifact of the Cuban missile crisis.

The map was used by Kennedy during a Cabinet briefing on the morning of Oct. 16, 1962, as CIA officials outlined evidence discovered by spy planes.

Its arrival at the Kennedy Library last week, with thousands of pages of documents and a half-dozen other long-missing items, seemed to close the book on a bitter, long-running dispute, the Boston Globe said Thursday.

For almost a decade, the library and the Kennedy family have sought the return of presidential papers and possessions taken by the president's former secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and willed to her friend and fellow collector, Robert White, after her death. White died two years ago.

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