Introduction

Below is a broad selection of John F. Kennedy's pre-presidential and presidential speeches sorted first in reverse chronological order by year (default is 1960; see pull-down menu above left to select a different year) – then sorted alphabetically by location or event in the pull-down menu on each speech page. The transcriptions include links to related materials from our digital collections. For a complete record of President Kennedy's public statements, see the Public Papers of the Presidents (in print and online). For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629. Have a research question? Ask an Archivist!