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Press Conference Transcripts and Briefings

Sub-Series C: Press Conference Transcripts and Briefings


  • Creation: 1936 - 1994
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1953 - 1986

Scope and Contents

Transcripts of the Speaker's daily press conferences were compiled by his staff beginning in 1980. These provide verbatim accounts of reporters' questions and O'Neill's answers. The transcripts give evidence of his cordial, sometimes jocular, relationship with the press corps. In addition to the transcripts, a memo summarizing the details of the press conference was prepared each day for the Press Assistant.


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Selected items are closed due to fragility; a microfilm access copy is available. Audiovisual recordings in this collection have been migrated from source media; digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Burns Library Reading Room.


2.0 Linear Feet (5 containers)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Alphabetical then Chronogical

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States