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    Staff memoranda: Bowles, Chester, 1961: January-April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files5 March 1952, 1961: 12 February-14 April

    This folder contains a letter from Under Secretary of State Chester Bowles’ son Sam and daughter-in-law Nancy, teachers in Nigeria, discussing their suggestions and concerns on the Peace Corps program. Also included in this folder is a paper on India’s economic developments and needs titled, “The Indo-American Development Program: The Problems and ...

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    Staff memoranda: Bowles, Chester, 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesOctober 1954, 1963: 10 January-15 June

    This folder contains materials by Chester Bowles, President John F. Kennedy’s Special Representative for Asian, African, and Latin American Affairs, consisting of a memorandum on foreign affairs personnel, the United States position on Portuguese colonies in Africa, and an article titled, “A Fresh Look at Free Asia.”

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    Intelligence organization: General: Joint Study Group report, 15 December 1960, 15 December 1960-20 June 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files15 December 1960-20 June 1961

    This folder contains materials regarding a report to improve intelligence organizations in the United States.

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    Key national security problems: General, 1961: January-February
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 20 January-24 February

    This folder contains memoranda and a report by National Security Council staff member Robert H. Johnson regarding the key issues in national security including Berlin and Germany, South Vietnam, Communist China, Africa, nuclear weapons and disarmament, the Soviet Union, and the role of the United States in international affairs.

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    Meetings with the President: General, 1961: January-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 30 January-8 June

    This folder contains summaries of meetings with President John F. Kennedy. Topics include Laos and a failed SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) initiative, development of a civil defense policy, and United States policy towards the Dominican Republic following the assassination of Generalissimo Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. Also included ...

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    National Security Council meetings, 1961: Index
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 1 February-19 December

    This folder contains an index to meetings held in 1961 by the National Security Council.

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    National Security Council meetings, 1961: No. 475, 1 February 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1 February 1961

    This folder contains memoranda, notes, and an agenda for the 475th meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). Topics include basic military policy and budget, the function of the NSC, national security, and various international affairs. Also included in this folder is a Record of Actions of the meeting detailing participants and items discuss...

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    National Security Council meetings, 1961: No. 476, 9 February 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesFebruary 1961: 6-9

    This folder contains an agenda and a Record of Actions, detailing participants and items discussed, for the 476th meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). Topics include developments in Laos, Congo, and Cuba affecting national security and NSC policies requiring immediate attention.

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    National Security Council meetings, 1961: No. 477, 29 March 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 21 February-10 April

    This folder contains an agenda and a Record of Actions, including attendees, for the 477th meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). The meeting focused on a report prepared by former Secretary of State Dean Acheson on future problems of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAMs]: NSAM 40
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 1 March-15 May

    This folder consists of a report by Dean Acheson, adviser to President John F. Kennedy and former Secretary of State, titled, “A Review of North Atlantic Problems for the Future.” The report contains handwritten annotations by McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to President Kennedy on National Security Affairs.

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