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    Senator John F. Kennedy Reading Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1957
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection4 July 1957

    Sound recording of Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts reading the Declaration of Independence. A recording of Senator Kennedy's reading was broadcast on WQXR Radio in New York, on July 4, 1957, as part of the station's observance of the Fourth of July. An unidentified speaker introduces Senator Kennedy's reading; the date of the recording of ...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 9A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1959-1963

    Dictation Belt 9A contains six sound recordings. Item 9A.1 is a brief fragment of a telephone conversation held on March 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. They talk about results of a recent Gallup Poll. The full conversation (including this fragment) is recorded on Dictation Belt 8B.5. Item 9A.2 is ...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 9B
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1959-1963

    Dictation Belt 9B contains eight sound recordings. The recording of the conversation in item 9B.1 begins on Dictation Belt 9A.6. Item 9B.1 is part of a telephone conversation held on March 4, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. They continue their discussion about John A. McCone’s testimony and involvemen...

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    Meetings: Tape 85. Vietnam, Defense Budget, Nomination of New Deputy Secretary of Defense, undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Sound recording of an undated meeting, possibly held on May 7, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They discuss various issues concerning the Department of Defense (DOD), including the military situation in Vietnam, the Congressional budget fight on military spending in Vietnam and personnel issues i...

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    Swearing-in Ceremony and Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection20 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s swearing-in ceremony administered by Chief Justice Earl Warren and his inaugural address at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy urges American citizens to participate in public service and “ask not what your country do for you- ask what you can do for your cou...

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    Remarks at a Meeting of the Democratic National Committee, 21 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection21 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee held in the East Room of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President discusses the importance of strong political parties as an organ of effective government and addresses the organization’s change in leadership from ret...

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    Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremonies for Members of the Cabinet, 21 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection21 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the swearing-in ceremonies for members of the United States Cabinet held in the East Room of the White House.

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    Press Conference, 25 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 January 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of January 25, 1961 (News Conference 1). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the scheduling of the Geneva negotiations for a nuclear test ban. He then announces that the United States Government has decided to increase famine relief for the Congo and that the S...

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    Interview with Dave Garroway, Recorded for the 150th Anniversary of The Founding of Massachusetts General Hospital (on the air 31 January 1961), 28 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection28 January 1961

    Sound recording of an interview of President John F. Kennedy by television journalist Dave Garroway of Today concerning the 150th anniversary of Massachusetts General Hospital recorded in the broadcoast room of the White House. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the importance of physical fitness, the progress of medicine since the hospita...

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    Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremonies and Reception for Presidential Appointees, 29 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection29 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the swearing-in ceremonies and reception for Presidential appointees held in the East Room of the White House.

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