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    Conversation Between the President and Eleanor Roosevelt, Discussing the Peace Corps, 1 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection1 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s conversation with former First Lady and Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly Eleanor Roosevelt concerning the creation of the Peace Corps. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the origins of the program, the importance of public service for young Americans, and the ways in which Peace...

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    Staff memoranda: Kissinger, Henry, February 1962: 1-12
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesFebruary 1962: 8-10, undated

    This folder contains memoranda of conversations between Henry Kissinger, consultant to the National Security Council (NSC), and numerous French officials discussing Berlin, Algeria, the possibility of a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) nuclear force, and a strategic defense concept for France. Also included in this folder are memoranda of ...

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    Interview with Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt on the Status of Women, 18 April 1962
    White House Audio Collection18 April 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the origins of the commission, the necessity for equal pay and working conditions regardless of gender, and issues concerning women that...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4K
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Dictation Belt 4K contains eight sound recordings. The recording of the conversation in item 4K.1 begins on Dictation Belt 4J.6. Item 4K.1 is part of a telephone conversation held on October 2, 1962, between Personal Secretary Evelyn Lincoln and an unidentified man in the White House supply room. Lincoln orders envelopes. Machine noise follows the ...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4K.6. Informs Him of Talk with McCormack
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation between President John F. Kennedy and Lawrence F. O'Brien, Special Assistant to the President. President Kennedy notifies O’Brien of a discussion with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John W. McCormack of Massachusetts. [White House Operator?] takes President Kennedy’s request to p...

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