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    Elizabeth Boggs Personal Papers
    1956-1967

    Educator, civic worker. Member, President's Panel on Mental Retardation (1961-62). Materials relating to the work of the Panel.

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    Robert E. Cooke Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/29/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 March 1968

    Cooke discusses the creation of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, and debates over where the research emphasis in the field of mental retardation should lie, among other issues.

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    Robert C. Cooke Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 7/25/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 July 1968

    Cooke discusses the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, the organization of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the creation of the Special Assistant to the President for mental retardation, among other issues.

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    Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1968

    Shriver discusses her lobbying efforts for mental retardation, development of task force on health and social welfare, the National Institute of Child Health, the 1963 White House Conference on Mental Retardation.

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    United Cerebral Palsy convention, Boston, 11 November 1955
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files11 November 1955

    This folder contains copies of a speech given by Senator John F. Kennedy at the United Cerebral Palsy convention held at the Statler Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. In his speech the Senator announces a new research initiative sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness into the causes of cerebral palsy .

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    Staff memoranda: Rostow, Walt W.: Guerilla and unconventional warfare, February 1961: 1-16
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesFebruary 1961: 2-16

    This folder contains a report on regional versus national institutions of higher education for military officers; and a paper titled, “Intelligence Inputs to ‘New Look’ at Our Limwar Posture,” discussing intelligence trends and a re-examination of limited war needs, cuts to conventional forces in the Soviet Union, and small-scale conflicts such as ...

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    AR6918-A. President John F. Kennedy Visits with Rockefeller Public Service Award Winners
    White House Photographs29 November 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with recipients of the Rockefeller Public Service Award. (L-R) Dr. Thomas B. Nolan, director of the Department of the Interior’s Geological Survey; Colin F. Stam, chief of staff of the Joint Congressional Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation; Elmer B. Staats, deputy director of the Bureau of the Budget; United Stat...

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