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Educator, civic worker. Member, President's Panel on Mental Retardation (1961-62). Materials relating to the work of the Panel.
Boggs discusses National Association for Retarded Children's (NARC) legislative and public policy goals during the 1950s and 1960s, frustration at John F. Kennedy's lack of action on mental retardation during his time in Congress, the inner workings of the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation.
Boggs discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, the different task forces, drafting its final report, the disciplines and personalities represented on the Panel, and the Panel’s investigative mission to the Netherlands, among other issues.
Boggs discusses John F. Kennedy (JFK) as a congressman, the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions, JFK’s assassination, and the Warren Commission, among other issues.
Boggs discusses her work on John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) presidential campaign and inaugural ball, reflections on JFK’s time in Congress and as president, and anecdotes about her friendship with the Kennedys, among other issues.
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