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Letter written to his father following trip to Palestine, 1939

Letter written to his father following trip to Palestine, 1939
1939, 20 July 1965
13 digital pages
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, both during and prior to his Presidency, concerning a letter written by the President (then a student at Harvard University) to his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, of his impressions of the conflicts in Palestine between different religious and ethnic groups. Materials in this folder include copies of the letter and a memorandum from a member of New York Senator (and former Attorney General) Robert F. Kennedy's staff regarding the transcription of the letter.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
JFKPOF-135-001
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Special Events Through the Years. Letter written to his father following trip to Palestine, 1939
"Special Events through the Years" is the title given by the personal secretary to this eclectic collection of materials about significant events in the life and career of John F. Kennedy. Some material from this series was transferred to more appropriate locations, including several items removed to the Kennedy Library museum. The files are arranged chronologically from 1939 through 1963. There is little in the files to indicate what criteria were used in selecting its contents, and many significant events are obviously missing. The bulk of the material centers around the 1960 Democratic National Convention and the presidential election campaign of that year, and it includes campaign speeches, articles and news clippings, correspondence on the 1960 convention, and the convention acceptance speech, "The New Frontier," delivered by John F. Kennedy following his nomination. Also included are items relating to the inauguration in January 1961, to the President's trip to Vienna in June 1961, memoranda concerning the prospective 1964 campaign, and lists of gifts to the President forwarded through the White House Gift Unit. The series focuses on isolated events, and there are few background memoranda or other documents to fill in the substance of the events and activities. Other files researchers should consult include the Personal Secretary's Files series, the Staff Memoranda series, the Subjects series, and the Countries series of the President''s Office Files, and the Pre-Presidential Papers subcollection of the Papers of John F. Kennedy.
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