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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files4 June 1959-20 March 1961

    This folder contains memoranda and a report regarding the Soviet Union’s activities in space including a launch of a probe in the direction of the planet Venus. Also included in this folder is a report by the Air Force Space Study Committee concerning a development gap in the space programs of the Soviet Union and United States, a threat to the nat...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    NATO, 1961-1963, White House memoranda
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files12 June 1960-25 October 1963

    This folder contains memoranda to President John F. Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, from Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council. Topics include United States aid to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); MRBM’s (medium-range ballistic missiles); a U.S. Air Force tactical ai...

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    Navy, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 23 January-11 December, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the United States Navy. Topics include a fire on the USS Constitution, the launching of the USS Sam Houston, readiness and deployment of Fleet ballistic missile submarines, and the resignation of Secretary of the Navy John B. C...

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    Staff memoranda: Owen, Henry, 1961 and undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 4 April-3 November, undated

    This folder contains memoranda from Henry Owen, National Security Council Assistant for East-West Negotiations and Berlin, to various persons regarding matters of foreign affairs including Berlin and the Soviet Union; relations with France; and MRBMs (medium range ballistic missiles).

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Bureau of the Budget, September 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.September 1961: 2-30, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Bureau of the Budget. Topics include the federal budget, a response letter by Director of the Bureau of the Budget David Bell to a Life magazine editorial, civilian employment in government, and congressional actions on app...

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    NATO: Subjects: Nuclear deployment
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files15 December 1961-3 April 1962, undated

    This folder contains memoranda regarding NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and nuclear weapons. Topics include NATO’s nuclear role, MRBMs (medium-range ballistic missiles), and United States nuclear aid to France. Also included in this folder are numerous summaries of meetings and memoranda of conversations between various individuals.

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    NATO: Subjects: Military Committee
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files20 December 1961

    This folder contains a summary report to President John F. Kennedy from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lyman L. Lemnitzer of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Military Committee in Chiefs of Staff session discussing MRBMs (medium-range ballistic missiles), control of nuclear weapons, and contingency planning.

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    Briefing Board #10: Soviet MRBM - Sandal SS-4
    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materialsca. 1962

    Photograph of a Soviet Medium Range Ballistic Missile on a transporter made during an undated parade in Moscow. Below the photograph there is a graphic noting the length and dimensions of the missile.

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    PX66-20:10. Briefing Board #10: Soviet MRBM - Sandal SS-4
    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materialsca. 1962

    Photograph of a Soviet Medium Range Ballistic Missile on a transporter made during an undated parade in Moscow. Below the photograph there is a graphic noting the length and dimensions of the missile.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    NATO: Subjects: Nuclear Force, 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1962: January-28 September, undated

    This folder contains memoranda regarding NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) including NATO’s defense policy and a paper written by NATO Secretary General Dirk Stikker, MRBMs (medium-range ballistic missiles), and United States policy towards NATO. Also included in this folder is a paper by U.S. Departments of State-Defense Study Group titled...

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