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    Puerto Rico: Delegates
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196017 November 1958-13 May 1960, undated

    This folder contains photographs, letters, telegrams, and newspaper clippings sent between Senator John F. Kennedy, members of the Senator’s staff, and José A. Benitez, President of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico. Materials include expressions of general support for Senator Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign, lists of Puerto Rican ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Puerto Rico
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 19601959: 29 October-9 November

    This folder contains correspondence between Senator John F. Kennedy and Jose A. Benitez, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico, concerning the 1960 presidential campaign. Also included in the folder is an article written by Jose A. Benitez titled, “Latin America: Key to the Democratic Victory in the Elections of 1960.”

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    Photograph, Guests at Reception for Democratic Governors
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960ca. 1960: June-August

    Photograph of guests at a reception for Democratic Governors held in San Juan, Puerto Rico by José A. Benitez, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico. Mr. Benitez (with mustache) stands in the middle back row, and Orville Freeman, Governor of Minnesota, stands fourth from right. All others unidentified.

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    Photograph, Guests at Reception for Democratic Governors
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960ca. 1960: June-August

    Photograph of guests watching a man play the accordion at a reception for Democratic Governors held in San Juan, Puerto Rico by José A. Benitez, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico. Written on the photograph is “Soapy,” with an arrow pointing to G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, Governor of Michigan.

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    Photograph, Guests at Reception for Democratic Governors
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960ca. 1960: June-August

    Photograph of guests at a reception for Democratic Governors held in San Juan, Puerto Rico by José A. Benitez, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico. Mr. Benitez (with mustache) stands second from left. All others unidentified.

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    Guam
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.21 January 1961-22 January 1963

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the United States Territory of Guam. Materials in this folder include telegrams and letters to President Kennedy from Trust Territory Deputy High Commissioner Jose A. Benitez and Guam Governors Joseph F. Flores and William Pa...

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    Photograph, José A. Benitez, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico, and Others
    Lawrence F. O'Brien Personal PapersUndated

    Photograph of José A. Benitez, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico, seated in the middle of the desk behind the microphone and holding a gavel. Standing behind him are individuals holding flags that read, "Partido Democrata de Puerto Rico Progresista." On the wall hangs a photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and an Am...

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    Photograph, José A. Benitez and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell
    Lawrence F. O'Brien Personal PapersUndated

    Photograph of José A. Benitez (left), Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico, and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell (right) of New York in Puerto Rico. Both men are wearing sunglasses. The photograph accompanies a letter sent by Mr. Benitez dated August 19, 1960.

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    Photograph, José A. Benitez Talks with Congressman Adam Clayton Powell
    Lawrence F. O'Brien Personal PapersUndated

    Photograph of José A. Benitez (left), Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico, and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell (on right, wearing sunglasses) of New York in Puerto Rico. The photograph accompanies a letter sent by Mr. Benitez dated August 19, 1960.

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    Photograph, José A. Benitez and Unidentified Woman with Campaign Materials
    Lawrence F. O'Brien Personal PapersUndated

    Photograph of José A. Benitez, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee of Puerto Rico, and an unidentified woman, both holding Kennedy-Johnson campaign materials.

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