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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Replica of Michelangelo's Pieta
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Carved replica of the Pieta, very similar to Michelangelo's original in overall composition and detail, depicting the dead body of Jesus in the arms of his mother Mary, after his crucifixion. Jesus bears the wounds of crucifixion on his rib cage and feet. The base is inscribed in Latin: "PAULUS VI P.M. IOANNI F. KENNEDY POSTR. KAL. IUL. A. MCMLXIII...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Medal of Pope Paul
    Gifts from Heads of State1963

    Papal medal of Pope Paul VI encased in a rectangular piece of Lucite on a wooden base. Medal depicts profile of Pope Paul on obverse with papal seal and date MCMLXIII on reverse. Base originally had a metal plate engraved "presented to John F. Kennedy by His Holiness Pope Paul VI, July 1963".

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Pope Paul VI, 1963: April-July
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1963: April-July

    This folder contains correspondence collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, with and concerning Pope Paul VI. Materials primarily concern the Coronation of Pope Paul VI on June 21, 1963 and President Kennedy's visit with the Pope in Vatican City on July 2, 1963. Of note is a letter from Pope Paul VI to Pres...

  • Digitized Moving Image
    The Five Cities of June, 1963
    United States Government Agencies CollectionJune 1963

    Motion picture narrated by Charlton Heston and focusing on the national and international scene during the month of June, 1963. Events covered include activities at the Vatican, with the election and coronation of Pope Paul VI as successor to the late Pope John XXIII, the launching of a Soviet rocket and background on the space race between the Uni...

  • Digitized Moving Image
    President John F. Kennedy’s Trip to Europe June 23-July 2, 1963
    White House Films1963: 23 June-2 July

    Motion picture covering President John F. Kennedy’s European trip in the summer of 1963. President Kennedy arrives in West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) and travels to various sites. Included are appearances with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mayor of West Berlin Willy Brandt. President Kennedy then arriv...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    Photograph, President John F. Kennedy’s Gift for Pope Paul VI
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.2 July 1963

    Photograph of a desk set engraved with the papal and presidential seals, presented as a gift to Pope Paul VI by President John F. Kennedy during his visit to the Vatican on July 2, 1963. Verso of the photograph is stamped, "Negative Number WH C229-1-63," and, "Photographer Peritz." Handwritten on the verso in pen is, "So pretty - Save this," by Fir...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Photograph of Pope Paul VI
    Gifts from Heads of StateJuly 2, 1963

    Color portrait photograph of his holiness Pope Paul VI, signed by the Pope. The photograph is in silver frame.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C29684. President John F. Kennedy’s Gift for Pope Paul VI
    White House Photographs22 August 1963

    Desk set engraved with the papal and presidential seals, presented as a gift to Pope Paul VI by President John F. Kennedy during his visit to the Vatican on July 2, 1963.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C29684-A. President John F. Kennedy’s Gift for Pope Paul VI
    White House Photographs22 August 1963

    Desk set engraved with the papal and presidential seals, presented as a gift to Pope Paul VI by President John F. Kennedy during his visit to the Vatican on July 2, 1963.

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 24A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Dictation Belt 24A contains seven sound recordings. Item 24A.1 is a telephone conversation held on July 26, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and former President Harry S. Truman. Former President Truman congratulates President Kennedy on The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. President Kennedy asks former President Truman to make a pub...

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