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    Washington, D.C., with Robert McNamara, 13 December 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196013 December 1960

    This folder contains a transcript of a press conference given by President-elect John F. Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara at the President-elect’s home in Washington, D.C. President-elect Kennedy begins the press conference by announcing the appointment of Mr. McNamara as Secretary of Defense and is followed with a statement by Secretary-designate Mc...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Meetings: Tape 85. Vietnam, Defense Budget, Nomination of New Deputy Secretary of Defense, undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Sound recording of an undated meeting, possibly held on May 7, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss various issues concerning the Department of Defense (DOD), including the military situation in Vietnam, the Congressional budget fight on military spending in Vietnam and personnel issues i...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Defense: Proposal on excess installations, 1 March 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1 March 1961

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Department of Defense, and consists of a memorandum from Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara to the President regarding proposed actions to discontinue excess defense installations.

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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: April-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 23 March-18 May

    This folder includes a memorandum regarding a budget increase in the Department of Defense for Project VELA, a report by the USIA (United States Information Agency) Office of Research and Analysis of international reaction to the Soviet Union’s manned space flight, and a review by the Bureau of the Budget of proposed increases for space programs. A...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    6-1-2: Cuba: Study Group, 1961: Minutes, 3 May 1961
    Papers of Robert F. Kennedy. Attorney General Papers3 May 1961
  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    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...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4G
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.ca. 1 October 1962

    Dictation Belt 4G contains six sound recordings. The recording of the conversation in item 4G.1 begins on Dictation Belt 4F.7. Item 4G.1 is part of a telephone conversation probably held on October 1, 1962, between Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and United States Army General Creighton W. Abrams. They complete their discussion about moving troo...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4G.5b. Fragment; Trying to Contact President Kennedy
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1 October 1962

    Sound recording of a brief telephone exchange held on October 1, 1962, between Personal Secretary Evelyn Lincoln and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. Secretary McNamara asks to speak to President John F. Kennedy. After a brief initial exchange between [White House Operator?] and Lincoln, the telephone hangs up, rings, and [White House Op...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 4H.1. University of Mississippi Crisis
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.ca. 1 October 1962

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation probably held on October 1, 1962, between President John F. Kennedy, Cyrus R. Vance, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss moving troops to deal with the University of Mississippi crisis. They also discuss plans regarding a scheduled ceremony. Machine noise follows the conversation....

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Defense: McNamara press conference on Cuba, 6 February 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.6 February 1963

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Department of Defense, and consists of a stenotype transcript of a press conference concerning Cuba held by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.

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