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    Trade: General, 1962 Trade Bill, 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files5 October 1949, 1957: 21 February-25 November, July 1960-19 June 1962, undated

    This folder contains memoranda regarding the trade agreements program. Topics include the liberalization of trade policy, a proposal by Secretary of Commerce Luther Hodges to shift leadership of foreign trade policy from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce, and extending most-favored-nation status to Poland and Yugoslavia. Of note...

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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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    Executive privilege: General, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files6 November 1953-30 October 1961

    This folder contains memoranda, press releases, and newspaper clippings concerning the Cold War and E.O. 10501 that requires the National Security Council to conduct a continuing review to ensure that classified defense information remains classified. Also included in this folder is a booklet created by the United States Air Force Psychological Ope...

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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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    Executive privilege: General, 1955-1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files15 September 1955-12 August 1958

    This folder contains answers to a questionnaire regarding the National Security Council; a press release of a letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson concerning President Eisenhower’s decision not to release reports from the Gaither Report; and memoranda concerning the Cold War.

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    Unauthorized disclosure of classified information
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1 December 1958-5 August 1963

    This folder contains memoranda regarding the unauthorized disclosure of classified information, primarily regarding national security and foreign relations, to the press and new policies to protect sensitive information from release. Also included in this folder are security questionnaires for various persons regarding an article written by Marguer...

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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files4 June 1959-20 March 1961

    This folder contains memoranda and a report regarding the Soviet Union’s activities in space including a launch of a probe in the direction of the planet Venus. Also included in this folder is a report by the Air Force Space Study Committee concerning a development gap in the space programs of the Soviet Union and United States, a threat to the nat...

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    Weekly luncheon meetings: General, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files17 October 1960-29 June 1961

    This folder contains memoranda of agendas and outcomes of weekly luncheon meetings held by the National Security Council. Topics include the Operations Coordinating Board and organizational responsibility agreements; civil aviation from the Soviet Union; the commissary and PX (postal exchange) in Athens, Greece; the Soviet direction probe Venus; an...

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    Cultural and social activities: General, 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesNovember 1960, January 1962: 9-17

    This folder contains an article by Philip Benjamin entitled, “Kirk Finds Africa Wary on College: Says Many Think Students Are ‘Exploited’ in U.S.;” a booklet by David D. Henry entitled, “The 1960 Nigerian-American Scholarship Program;” and correspondence concerning the African Scholarship Program at universities in America and foreign exchange stud...

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    Hanson Baldwin article, 26 July 1962 (1 of 2 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files2 November 1960-13 September 1962

    This folder consists of correspondence and memoranda between President John F. Kennedy and various individuals regarding an article in The New York Times by Hanson W. Baldwin about missiles in Russia, and the protection of intelligence information in the United States.

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