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    Natural resources: Coal by Wire
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196018 April 1960

    This folder contains a speech titled, “’Coal by Wire’ – The Key to Coal’s Future,” given by Senator John F. Kennedy in Morgantown, West Virginia. In his speech Senator Kennedy discusses a new development in the coal industry, referred to as “coal by wire,” that utilizes steam plants to convert coal into electricity.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Natural resources: New Program for Coal
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196018 April 1960

    This folder contains a speech titled, “A New Program for Coal,” given by Senator John F. Kennedy in Fairmont, West Virginia. In his speech Senator Kennedy discusses the decline of employment in the coal industry and resulting poverty, particularly in West Virginia. He goes on to propose a new coal program containing four central points: the establi...

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