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    State of the Union Address, 30 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection30 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s State of the Union message addressed to Congress at the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses his concerns regarding the present economic recession, the depreciation of the American dollar, the need for federal aid in education and scientific research, ...

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    Press Conference, 15 February 1961
    White House Audio Collection15 February 1961

    Sound recording of the President's News Conference of February 15, 1961 (News Conference 4). President Kennedy begins the press conference by reaffirming the United States support of the United Nations presence in the Republic of the Congo. He then announces the formal recognition of the Government of El Salvador by the United States, and briefly d...

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    Press Conference, 1 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection1 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 1, 1961 (News Conference 5). President Kennedy begins the press conference by announcing the upcoming visit of German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to the United States, proposed legislation to restore former President Eisenhower’s military rank of General of the Army, the reduction in the ou...

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    Press Conference, 8 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection8 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 8, 1961 (News Conference 6). President Kennedy begins the press conference by urging the public to support Radio Free Europe. He then announces that he would be making a statement concerning his views of problems in the Americas following an upcoming reception at the White House; that he h...

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    Remarks at the 8th National Conference on International Economic and Social Development, 16 June 1961
    White House Audio Collection16 June 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the 8th annual Conference on International Economic and Social Development held at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President addresses the new foreign aid program and the need to overturn communist regimes in order to end social and economic injustice.

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    Press Conference, 28 June 1961
    White House Audio Collection28 June 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of June 28, 1961 (News Conference 13). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the death of journalist Ed Koterba, followed by lengthy statements concerning the situation in Berlin and the Soviets’ refusal to negotiate on a nuclear test ban at Geneva. He then respo...

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    Press Conference, 19 July 1961
    White House Audio Collection19 July 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of July 19, 1961 (News Conference 14). President Kennedy begins the press conference by reading a statement concerning the situation in Germany following Communist threats to close the border to East Berlin. He then makes several brief announcements concerning the Untied States economy; and announc...

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    Address in New York City to the National Association of Manufacturers, 6 December 1961
    White House Audio Collection6 December 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address to the National Association of Manufacturer’s 66th annual Congress of American Industry held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the importance of improving economic policy, balancing trade and deficit payments, and maintaining cooperation b...

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    Address in Miami at the Opening of the AFL-CIO Convention, 7 December 1961
    White House Audio Collection7 December 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address at the 4th convention of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO) held at the Americana Hotel in Miami, Florida. In his speech President Kennedy identifies six essential elements to America’s role in promoting international freedom: cooperation of orga...

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    State of the Union Address, 11 January 1962 [Reel 1]
    White House Audio Collection11 January 1962

    Sound recording of the first part of President John F. Kennedy’s State of the Union message addressed to Congress at The House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses his plans to strengthen the economy in response to the recent recession and threat of inflation, and the need for Congress to respond to cert...

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