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25 January 1961

25 January 1961
January 1961: 23-25
48 digital pages
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of January 25, 1961 (News Conference 1). President Kennedy began the press conference with a statement concerning the scheduling of the Geneva negotiations for a nuclear test ban. He then announced that the United States Government had decided to increase famine relief for the Congo and that the Soviet Union had released two members from the crew of the United States Air Force RB-47 aircraft. Following the announcements the President answered questions from the press on a variety of topics including United States policy on nuclear disarmament negotiations, diplomatic relations with Cuba, and communications with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Background material in the folder include a memorandum concerning the proposed reconvening of the International Control Commission (ICC) in Laos; an update concerning the location of the hijacked Portuguese cruise ship the Santa Maria; drafts of press conference announcements; newswires; and briefing papers for the President on foreign affairs and national security. The official White House transcript of the press conference is also included.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
JFKPOF-054-001
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Press Conferences. 25 January 1961. JFKPOF-054-001. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The Press Conference series contains the transcripts for John F. Kennedy's regular Washington press conferences throughout the three years of his presidency. The conferences were held bi-weekly and the materials reflect the regularity of information needed for these briefings. In addition to the transcripts, the files also include: department and agency summaries of bi-weekly activities; briefing papers on situations and developments in foreign countries; briefing papers on such issues as disarmament, foreign trade, civil rights, and employment; draft press releases; and news clippings. There are no transcripts in this series for the special or impromptu news conferences held in Washington, or for the press conferences at Hyannis Port, Palm Beach, Paris and Bonn. For a good set of transcripts with index, researchers interested in President Kennedy's press conferences should consult the Public Papers of the President, John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963, and Kennedy and the Press, a collection of press conference transcripts annotated by Chase and Lerman (both available in the Kennedy Library). Researchers should also consult other series of the President's Office Files, the White House Staff Files of Pierre Salinger, and the PR portion of the White House Central Subject Files.
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