The forceful voice of the 20-year-old Harvard student punches through the crackling audio, his thick Boston accent coming to life. He is only a sophomore, but his distinct speaking style is already clear, even before he finishes the line: "My name is John F. Kennedy."
What did John F. Kennedy sound like as a 20-year-old? Well, now we know. Archivists from Harvard University have just released a new audio file of the future president delivering a speech in 1937, which they say is the oldest ever uncovered.
Archivists from Harvard University have released what they say is the earliest known voice recording of the late president John F. Kennedy, a nearly two-minute clip of the future politician as a young man that was made while he studied at the renowned Cambridge institution.
Harvard has just released what its archivists believe is the earliest voice recording of the future president. The restored recording is part of a new exhibit at the Harvard University Archives that explores Kennedy's Harvard ties.