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    Address at American University, Washington, D.C., 10 June 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1963: 10 June-25 July

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's address at the 1963 commencement ceremony for American University held at the John M. Reeves Athletic Center in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President asks the graduates to re-examine their attitudes...

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    Commencement Address at American University, Washington, D.C., 10 June 1963
    White House Audio Collection10 June 1963

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address at the 1963 commencement ceremony for The American University held at the John M. Reeves Athletic Center in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President asks the graduates to re-examine their attitudes towards peace, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, famously remarking, "If we cannot end now ...

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    AR7964-F. President John F. Kennedy Attends American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (right) walks with Dr. Hurst R. Anderson, President of American University (left), prior to commencement exercises at American University. Walking behind are (L-R): Robert C. Stone, President of the University Student Association; White House Secret Service agent Gerald "Jerry" Behn; unidentified; White House Secret Servi...

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    AR7964-G. Reverend Charles R. Smyth Gives Invocation at American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    Reverend Charles R. Smyth, Headmaster of the Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey (at lectern), delivers the invocation during commencement exercises at American University. Left to right: Reverend Warren H. Bright, Jr., Minister of Glenwood Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio; Ralph C. John, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (in back...

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    AR7964-J. American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    View of American University's John M. Reeves Athletic Center during the school's 49th annual commencement ceremony; President John F. Kennedy (left) delivers the commencement address from the speakers' platform; the United States Marine Band sits on the field right of the platform. Washington, D.C.

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    AR7964-Q. President John F. Kennedy Receives Honorary Degree at American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    Dr. Hurst R. Anderson, President of American University (left, at microphones), delivers remarks after conferring upon President John F. Kennedy an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree. Standing on the lower platform, left to right: Dr. Anderson; Dr. Lois E. Torrence, University Registrar; President Kennedy (holding diploma); Senator John Sparkman ...

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    AR7964-R. Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia Receives Law Degree at American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    President John F. Kennedy (center) looks on as Dr. Hurst R. Anderson, President of American University (left), congratulates Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia (right) on receiving a Bachelor of Laws degree during commencement exercises at American University. Also pictured: Dr. Lois E. Torrence, University Registrar (mostly hidden behind Pre...

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    ST-C205-1-63. President John F. Kennedy Receives Honorary Degree at American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    Dr. Hurst R. Anderson, President of American University (left, at microphones), reads a citation conferring upon President John F. Kennedy an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree, during commencement exercises at American University. Standing on the platform, left to right: Dr. Anderson; Donald Derby, Dean of Administration; President Kennedy; Ralp...

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    ST-C205-10-63. President John F. Kennedy Attends American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    President John F. Kennedy and other honored guests stand on the speakers' platform during commencement exercises at American University. Left to right: Reverend Warren H. Bright, Jr., Minister of Glenwood Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio; Reverend Charles R. Smyth, Headmaster of the Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey; President Kennedy;...

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    ST-C205-11-63. Reverend Charles R. Smyth Gives Invocation at American University Commencement Ceremony
    White House Photographs10 June 1963

    Reverend Charles R. Smyth, Headmaster of the Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey (at lectern), delivers the invocation during commencement exercises at American University. Left to right: White House Secret Service agent Gerald "Jerry" Behn (on steps at far left); Reverend Warren H. Bright, Jr., Minister of Glenwood Methodist Church in Col...

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