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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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    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...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    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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    Sino-Soviet relations
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 9 January-25 February

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Sino-Soviet relations during the Kennedy administration, particularly the gradually worsening of relations between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China during the Cold War. Materials in this folder include memo...

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    Space activities: US/USSR cooperation, 1961-1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files29 January 1961-29 October 1963, undated

    This folder contains memoranda and excerpts of newspaper articles, speeches, statements, and press conferences by President John F. Kennedy concerning a collaboration between the United States and Soviet Union for space exploration. Also included in this folder are memoranda and newspaper articles regarding a Soviet desire to terminate discussions ...

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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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    RB-47 incident
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 30 January-6 February

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's response to a failed United States Air Force mission in the Soviet Union resulting in the death of four crew members. Materials in this folder include letters of condolence to the families of the deceased ...

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    Radio Free Europe
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files31 January 1961-17 December 1963, undated

    This folder contains memoranda regarding Radio Free Europe (RFE), including meetings at the White House to raise funds for the program and broadcasts in the Soviet Union. Also included in this folder is a list of invitees to an RFE meeting at the White House.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    United Nations: Cables, Vol. I (1 of 2 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files31 January 1961-15 August 1962, undated

    This folder contains cable telegrams from Adlai Stevenson, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN); Thomas K. Finlettter, U.S. Ambassador to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); George Ball, Under Secretary of State; and other officials concerning activities, operations, and issues of the UN and NATO. Topics include the Soviet Uni...

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    Space activities: General, vol. I-III, 1961: April-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 23 March-18 May

    This folder includes a memorandum regarding a budget increase in the Department of Defense for Project VELA, a report by the USIA (United States Information Agency) Office of Research and Analysis of international reaction to the Soviet Union’s manned space flight, and a review by the Bureau of the Budget of proposed increases for space programs. A...

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