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    Steuart L. Pittman Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 9/18/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection18 September 1970

    Pittman discusses Administration support for civil defense programs and the construction of federally funded community fallout shelters, among other issues.

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    Defense and disarmament: Eight Years of Defense Programs and Budgets
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960September 1960

    This folder contains copies of a speech by Senator John F. Kennedy titled, “Eight Years of Defense Programs and Budgets,” concerning the budget for the Department of Defense during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration.

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    Canada: General, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 21 January-20 December, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Canada. Materials include correspondence between President Kennedy and Governor General of Canada Georges P. Vanier and Prime Minister of Canada John G. Diefenbaker; a summary of Canada’s civil defense program; and memoranda re...

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    Bureau of the Budget, 1961: January-April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 30 January-26 April

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Bureau of the Budget. Topics include the Passamaquoddy Tidal Power project, "backdoor" financing, an Emergency Freedom Fund, the organization of non-military defense programs, and proposed revisions to defense programs and ...

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    Defense, 1961: April-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 1 February-28 June, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Department of Defense. Topics include restrictions on overseas military dependents and the balance of payments, the reappraisal of capabilities of conventional forces, and a meeting between Secretary of Defense Robert S. Mc...

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    Staff memoranda: Kaysen, Carl, 1961: February-April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files13 February 1961

    This folder contains a draft of a speech by an unidentified person titled, “Responsible Nuclear Policy,” discussing the influence of atomic energy on foreign affairs, nuclear defense programs as a deterrent to war, disarmament, and relations between the United States and its allies regarding nuclear weapons programs.

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    Russell, Richard B., April 1961-August 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.April 1961-August 1962

    This folder contains correspondence collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, with and concerning Senator Richard B. Russell. Materials mainly consist of Russell's views and advice on political affairs and national security. Topics include suggestions for enhancing the United States' capability for conducting...

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    Bureau of the Budget, 1961: May-July
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 20 April-30 July, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Bureau of the Budget. Topics include appropriations for the OCDM (Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization); the organization of civil defense programs; a budget outlook for 1962-1966; the construction of two new buildings ...

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    Message on Office of Civilian [Civil and] Defense Mobilization for Broadcast on CONELRAD, 25 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s message on the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization (later known as the Office of Civil Defense) for the emergency broadcast system CONELRAD. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the role of telecommunications in the country’s civil defense program and the ways in which individuals can bette...

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    Defense, 1961: September-December
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 1 September-14 December, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Department of Defense. Topics include civil defense, the establishment of Logistics Management Institute to improve the procurement of defense supplies, and the reorganization of Army National Guard and Reserves. Of note is...

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