Welcome to college summer interns, 20 June 1962

Welcome to college summer interns, 20 June 1962
June 1962: 17-20
37 digital pages
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's greeting to White House Seminar students at Constitution Hall. In his speech the President welcomes the students to the sphere of public service, addresses several myths regarding government employment, and describes the upcoming summer as an educational experience to learn about the intricacies of government from the inside. Materials in this folder include a memorandum of suggested remarks from Special Assistant to the President and speechwriter Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., an outline containing Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen's initials with handwritten notations by the President, and a press copy of the speech, in addition to a program for and a press release describing the White House Summer Seminar.
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Speech Files. Welcome to college summer interns, 20 June 1962
This series contains, in chronological order, speeches, remarks, announcements and proclamations which President Kennedy made during the three years of his administration. A major portion of the material is the official press copy of speeches, but there are also numerous reading copies, drafts, memoranda, schedules of visits, and other supplementary information and background material on particular speeches. The speeches and remarks vary a great deal as to subject and reflect the President's schedule of visits to cities and foreign countries, meetings with heads of state, greetings to visiting groups and dignitaries, messages to Congress, remarks at state receptions and banquets, and official proclamations. The Speech Files are rich with the President's notations and comments, since reading copies, drafts, dinner menus, programs and so forth were all used to make notations and changes. An alphabetic index, by name and subject, is included to assist researchers unfamiliar with the chronology. Researchers should consult the Speech Files primarily for the texts of particular speeches. It should be noted, however, that the series is not a complete compilation of the speeches of President Kennedy. Announcements, remarks, and proclamations on numerous other topics not included in the Speech Files may also be found in Series 4. Legislative Files, Series 8. Subjects, and Series 9. Countries. Researchers will find the Theodore Sorensen Personal Papers, also housed at the Kennedy Library, a helpful additional source. Researchers should also consult the Public Papers of the Presidents, John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963 (3 volumes), which are well-indexed.
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