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Johnson, Lyndon B., January 1962-October 1963

Johnson, Lyndon B., January 1962-October 1963
January 1962-October 1963
70 digital pages
This folder contains correspondence collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, with and concerning Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Materials mainly consist of Johnson's views and advice on domestic, political and foreign affairs, memorandums, and press releases of remarks made by the Vice President. Topics include recommendations regarding commercial use of supersonic transports, the Plan for Progress program, and Civil Rights. Of note are materials relating to Vice President Johnson's role as Chairman of the Space Council, including a memorandum reporting on Space Council Activities in 1962; memorandums regarding the moon program and the potential military applications of the Space Program; and information regarding the health of astronaut Donald K. Slayton, one of the original "Mercury Seven" astronauts, who was grounded due to heart fibrillation. Personal correspondence between the President and the Vice President is found throughout.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Special Correspondence. Johnson, Lyndon B., January 1962-October 1963
Formerly called the "VIP Alpha" series, the Special Correspondence series is a unique collection of letters and memoranda received by the President from distinguished public figures and close friends. Material may be found filed by name of correspondent or by person discussed in the correspondence, the criteria being inconsistent at the time of filing. There are three kinds of items: notes and letters from or concerning the President's family and friends; correspondence from members of the President's staff, advisers and non-government officials; and letters from prominent public figures. Former presidents, foreign heads of state, religious leaders, distinguished Congressmen, and well-known artists and writers are among those whose letters were placed in this series by Mrs. Lincoln. Of particular interest are letters from Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Pablo Casals, and Robert Frost. For the most part, this material is of an unofficial nature, and represents the personal feelings, thoughts and advice of the writers on matters not falling under official responsibilities. The Special Correspondence series is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. See also Series 1. General Correspondence, Series 6. Staff Memoranda, Series 9. Countries, and the Series 7. Departments and Agencies. Users should also refer to the White House Name Files in seeking all correspondence from a particular person.
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