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    Executive privilege: General, 1955-1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files15 September 1955-12 August 1958

    This folder contains answers to a questionnaire regarding the National Security Council; a press release of a letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson concerning President Eisenhower’s decision not to release reports from the Gaither Report; and memoranda concerning the Cold War.

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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: January-March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files4 June 1959-20 March 1961

    This folder contains memoranda and a report regarding the Soviet Union’s activities in space including a launch of a probe in the direction of the planet Venus. Also included in this folder is a report by the Air Force Space Study Committee concerning a development gap in the space programs of the Soviet Union and United States, a threat to the nat...

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    Disarmament: Nuclear test ban negotiations, 1960: 2 June-December
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1960: 2 June-31 December

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning publications by the Department of State on the Kennedy administration's efforts to achieve a substantial global reduction in national armaments and armed forces. Materials include "Disarmament at a Glance," Disarmament in Out...

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    Nuclear testing, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1 October 1960-22 December 1961

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning efforts to negotiate the use and testing of nuclear weapons. Materials in this folder include newspaper articles, a copy of the world affairs journal Orbis, a memorandum describing the nuclear weapons testing policies of prev...

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    Weekly luncheon meetings: General, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files17 October 1960-29 June 1961

    This folder contains memoranda of agendas and outcomes of weekly luncheon meetings held by the National Security Council. Topics include the Operations Coordinating Board and organizational responsibility agreements; civil aviation from the Soviet Union; the commissary and PX (postal exchange) in Athens, Greece; the Soviet direction probe Venus; an...

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    Basic national security policy, 22 June 1962 and undated [1 of 2 folders]
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files19 January 1961-13 June 1962

    This folder contains memoranda concerning national security policies and objectives, nuclear arms control, and the military.

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    Disarmament: Press release, 25 January 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.25 January 1961

    This folder is part of an addition to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Papers, and consists of items that were recovered by the National Archives and Records Administration on behalf of the Kennedy Presidential Library from the estate of Robert L. White. The folder contains a press release announcing the establishment of the Fisk Panel, a panel of ...

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    Press conference notes: General (1 of 2 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files30 January 1961-14 November 1963, undated

    This folder contains statement drafts, memoranda, and potential questions for press conferences held by President John F. Kennedy. Topics include nuclear testing, the budget, national security and defense, international relations, outer space, communism, and Cuba. Also included in this folder is a transcript of a press conference held by former Vic...

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    Missile gap
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.30 January 1961, and undated

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the perceived disparity between the number and power of the weapons in the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Materials in this folder include a memorandum describing the Kennedy administration's relation...

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    Nuclear weapons: Testing, 1961: February-April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 9 February-28 April

    This folder contains memoranda concerning international reactions to the resumption of the United States nuclear testing program.

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