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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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    Staff memoranda: Bowles, Chester, 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesOctober 1954, 1963: 10 January-15 June

    This folder contains materials by Chester Bowles, President John F. Kennedy’s Special Representative for Asian, African, and Latin American Affairs, consisting of a memorandum on foreign affairs personnel, the United States position on Portuguese colonies in Africa, and an article titled, “A Fresh Look at Free Asia.”

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    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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    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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    Staff memoranda: Komer, Robert, March 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files19 July 1958, March 1962: 3-30

    This folder contains memoranda from Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council (NSC) to McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Topics include meetings between President John F. Kennedy and Dutch Foreign Minister Joseph Luns regarding negotiations between the Netherlands and Indonesia about the indepe...

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    Staff memoranda: Raskin, Marcus, 1959-1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security FilesApril 1959-20 December 1961, undated

    This folder contains memoranda from Marcus Raskin, National Security Council Assistant for Disarmament and Nuclear Testing, to McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Topics include a nuclear weapons policy proposal of unilateral action, resumption of nuclear weapons testing, United States relations with th...

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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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    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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    National Security Action Memoranda [NSAM]: NSAM 176, Release of Public Information Concerning Soviet Nuclear Tests
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files5 August 1959-13 August 1962, undated

    This file contains a draft and copies of National Security Action Memoranda number 176 (NSAM 176) titled, “Release of Public Information Concerning Soviet Nuclear Tests,” to Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara; Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges; Secretary of Health, Educatio...

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    Staff memoranda: Rostow, Walt W.: Guerilla and unconventional warfare, February 1961: 17-28
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files8 December 1959-28 February 1961

    This folder contains memoranda regarding meetings on unconventional warfare and deterrence of guerilla warfare; and notes by Kenneth T. Young, Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs in the Department of State, on his trip to Vietnam. Also included in this folder is a letter to Walt Rostow, Deputy Special Assistant to the President for Na...

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