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Astronauts: Alan Shepard, May 1961: 1-16

Astronauts: Alan Shepard, May 1961: 1-16
1961: 30 April-16 May
114 digital pages
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.'s successful completion of the Mercury-Redstone 3 test flight, also known as the Freedom 7, during which Shepard became the first American to make a suborbital flight to space. Materials in this folder include a memorandum containing motorcade assignments for a public ceremony honoring the Project Mercury team and congratulatory correspondence between President Kennedy and foreign heads of state, including Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev, French President General Charles de Gaulle, and Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt and the United Arab Republic. This folder contains some foreign language material.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
JFKPOF-096-005
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Subjects. Astronauts: Alan Shepard, May 1961: 1-16
The Subjects series was created by the Kennedy Library staff out of many small original files which did not belong in any of the well-defined series. Three small files, "Civil Rights," "Polls," and "Democratic National Committee," were transferred to the new series in their entirety. Other documents from a "Special Topics" file, from the "Daily Reports" file, and from a large group of "Miscellaneous" files were added to the new series forming a large and varied topical file. The resulting series includes documents relating to non-government organizations such as patriotic societies, states and territories, and many miscellaneous topics from the U-2 incident to mental retardation. In many cases, particularly with organizations and institutions, similar material may also be found in other series such as the Speech Files and General Correspondence. Quantity and quality are uneven throughout the series. The material is arranged alphabetically by topic.
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