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    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Subjects: Khrushchev Correspondence: Vol. I-A, 1961: 20 January-16 October
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files23 April 1959-28 February 1962, undated

    This folder contains correspondence between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Topics include relations between the United States and Soviet Union, Berlin and German unification, disarmament, nuclear testing, Laos, space flights, and the Bay of Pigs invasion. Also included in this folder are letters from Premier K...

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    Television debates: Transcript: Third debate
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196013 October 1960

    This folder contains an unofficial transcript of the third presidential debate between candidates Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The candidates answered questions on numerous issues, including the economy, the Federal budget, foreign policy, labor, nuclear disarmament, taxes, Berlin, and the invasion of Quemoy and Mats...

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    United Kingdom: General, 1961: 26 May-10 June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 18 May-10 June

    This file contains memoranda and Department of State telegrams regarding relations between the United States and Great Britain, including negotiations for aviation routes to the Caribbean, Berlin, and a summary of a conversation on various topics between President John F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. Also included are copies...

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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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    Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis, 25 July 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 July 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address to the American public regarding the impending possibility of war between the United States and the Soviet Union over the crisis in Berlin, Germany. In his speech the President discusses the Soviet Union’s attempts to cut off American access to West Berlin, thus making it impossible to secure ...

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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 70, re: Request for Report on Berlin Situation
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesAugust 1961: 15-18

    This folder contains copies of National Security Action Memoranda number 70 (NSAM 70) to Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara from President John F. Kennedy requesting a report on Berlin and progress in obtaining a commitment from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies for an increase in military forces...

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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 78, Berlin
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesAugust 1961: 21-24

    This folder contains a copy of National Security Action Memoranda number 78 (NSAM 78) titled, “Berlin,” to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara from President John F. Kennedy.

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    Remarks Following the VP's Report on the Berlin Situation, 21 August 1961
    White House Audio Collection21 August 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House Fish Room upon the return of Vice President Lyndon Johnson from Germany. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses Vice President Johnson’s report on the division of the city of Berlin.

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    Press Conference, 30 August 1961
    White House Audio Collection30 August 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of August 30, 1961 (News Conference 16). President Kennedy begins the press conference by congratulating officials and residents of Atlanta, Georgia for the orderly manner in which four high schools were desegregated. He announces that the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, the United...

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