The Digitized Life of John F. Kennedy

By Alexis C. Madrigal

The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston unveiled a massive digital archive that will preserve the legacy of one of America's most beloved presidents.

The Archive contains 200,000 scanned document, 1,245 recordings of telephone conversations and speeches, 72 reels of movies, and 1,500 photos. It's the country's largest digital presidential collection, and opens up the details of the life of the former President to a wider audience than could ever touch the physical collection. It's available at http://www.jfklibrary.org.

We got an early look at the library's photographic archives and picked out some iconic pictures of the President's life that we can all access online now.

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