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Convention acceptance speech, "The New Frontier," 15 July 1960

Convention acceptance speech, "The New Frontier," 15 July 1960
15 July 1960
14 digital pages
This folder contains copies of Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention, a speech which later became known as "The New Frontier." In his remarks, then Senator Kennedy famously states, "The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises-- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them."
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
JFKPOF-137-003
"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.
Some of the archival materials in this collection may be subject to copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Users of these materials are advised to determine the copyright status of any document from which they wish to publish.
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