National Cultural Center, 13 March 1959-27 July 1962

National Cultural Center, 13 March 1959-27 July 1962
2 September 1958-27 August 1962
55, including 1 photograph
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the creation of the National Cultural Center (later known as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts). Materials in this folder include newspaper articles, press releases, meeting agendas, financial reports, architectural drawings, public appeals for donations, a listing of the Board of Trustees and members of the Center's Advisory Committee, and memoranda regarding consultants, possible contributors, land acquisition, and the appointment of honorary advisors. The folder also contains a copy of Public Law 85-874, an act to provide for the National Cultural Center through voluntary contributions on a site made available in Washington, D.C.
  • 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. Subjects. National Cultural Center, 13 March 1959-27 July 1962
The Subjects series was created by the Kennedy Library staff out of many small original files which did not belong in any of the well-defined series. Three small files, "Civil Rights," "Polls," and "Democratic National Committee," were transferred to the new series in their entirety. Other documents from a "Special Topics" file, from the "Daily Reports" file, and from a large group of "Miscellaneous" files were added to the new series forming a large and varied topical file. The resulting series includes documents relating to non-government organizations such as patriotic societies, states and territories, and many miscellaneous topics from the U-2 incident to mental retardation. In many cases, particularly with organizations and institutions, similar material may also be found in other series such as the Speech Files and General Correspondence. Quantity and quality are uneven throughout the series. The material is arranged alphabetically by topic.
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