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    Hilsman, Roger: Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/14/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 August 1970

    In this interview Hilsman discusses his initial interactions with John F. Kennedy [JFK]; Hilsman’s appointment to the Department of State during the Kennedy Administration; Foreign Service officers and “hot-seat” jobs; issues with Dean Rusk as Secretary of State; reorganizing the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; the flow of information between ...

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    Executive privilege: General, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files6 November 1953-30 October 1961

    This folder contains memoranda, press releases, and newspaper clippings concerning the Cold War and E.O. 10501 that requires the National Security Council to conduct a continuing review to ensure that classified defense information remains classified. Also included in this folder is a booklet created by the United States Air Force Psychological Ope...

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    USSR: Vienna meeting: Background documents, 1953-1961: Briefing book
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1 January 1954-30 June 1961

    This folder contains a briefing book for President John F. Kennedy's trip to London, England and his meeting with Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, Austria. The briefing book contains biographical information on leading Austrian, British, and Soviet political figures.

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    NATO: Weapons: General, 1962-1963 (1 of 3 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files11 December 1957-25 January 1963, undated

    This file contains memoranda regarding a commitment made by the United States to provide Polaris submarines to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), control and sharing of nuclear weapons in Europe, the transmittal of atomic weapons information to NATO, and U.S. support of NADGE (NATO Air Defense Ground Environment). Of note is a paper titled,...

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    USSR: Adzhubei meetings, 1960-1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.9 June 1960-30 January 1962

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's interactions with Aleksei I. Adzhubei, the son-in-law of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev and editor of the newspaper Izvestia. Materials in this folder include newspaper articles, political cartoons...

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    Hanson Baldwin article, 26 July 1962 (1 of 2 folders)
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files2 November 1960-13 September 1962

    This folder consists of correspondence and memoranda between President John F. Kennedy and various individuals regarding an article in The New York Times by Hanson W. Baldwin about missiles in Russia, and the protection of intelligence information in the United States.

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    NATO: Weapons: Cables: Germany, March 1961-September 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1 February 1961-3 October 1963, undated

    This folder contains memoranda, telegrams, and correspondence regarding the transmittal of information on nuclear warhead yields to the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), atmospheric nuclear testing, and the proposed sale of Pershing and Sergeant missile systems to West Germany.

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    Pearson, Drew, February 1961-May 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.February 1961-May 1963

    This folder consists of correspondence between the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and journalist Drew Pearson. Items include information and correspondence relating to the berthing place of the USS Missouri and copies of letters to Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union. Pearson wrote to Khrushchev to relay ...

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    United Nations: General, 1961: January-July
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 2 February-31 July

    This folder contains memoranda regarding the United Nations (UN) and UN General Assembly meetings including UN space activities, financial problems in the UN, and voting procedures. Also included in this folder are policy proposals by Harlan Cleveland, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, on United States strategy at...

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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 20, re: Battle Act
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files15 February 1961

    This folder contains a memorandum from President John F. Kennedy to McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, in reference to National Security Action Memoranda number 20 (NSAM 20) requesting information on the Battle Act (legislation concerning foreign aid and export controls, also known as the Mutual Defens...

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