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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1962: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961-29 March 1962

    This folder contains a report to the United States Congress from President John F. Kennedy titled, “United States Aeronautics and Space Activities, 1961,” summarizing actions by various departments and agencies related to the U.S. space program. Topics include communication satellites, a reorganization of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Admini...

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    Switzerland: General, 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1962: 17 January-20 December

    This folder consists of telegrams and memoranda between the United States Department of State and the United States Embassy in Bern, Switzerland concerning the relationship between the United States and Switzerland, and international economics. Of note is correspondence between President John F. Kennedy and President of Switzerland Paul Chaudet off...

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    21 February 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.February 1962: 16-21

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of February 21, 1962 (News Conference 25). The President began the press conference with a statement concerning the successful orbiting of the earth by astronaut Colonel John Glenn in which he di...

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    February 1962: 16-28
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Files. Chronological FileFebruary 1962: 16-28

    This folder contains carbon copies of the President's outgoing correspondence. Materials in this folder include letters from President Kennedy to individuals and organizations regarding birthday greetings, the White House Regional Conference Report, numerous executive orders and proclamations, appointments to various committees and commissions, the...

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    Glenn, John, 20 February 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.20 February 1962

    This folder contains items collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the astronaut Colonel John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. Materials consist of a copy of the official press release of President Kennedy's telephone conversation with Colonel Glenn following Glenn's successful orbit...

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    Press Conference, 21 February 1962
    White House Audio Collection21 February 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of February 21, 1962 (News Conference 25).The President begins the press conference with a statement concerning the successful orbiting of the earth by astronaut Colonel John Glenn in which he discusses the historical impact of the Colonel’s achievement, expressed his gratitude for congratulatory m...

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    March 1962: 1-15
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Files. Chronological FileMarch 1962: 1-15

    This folder contains carbon copies of the President's outgoing correspondence. Materials in this folder include letters from President Kennedy to individuals and organizations regarding support to resume atmospheric nuclear testing; emergency boards to solve disputes in the airline and railroad industries; a proposed reorganization of the Army; the...

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