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    Convention, congratulatory letters, 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1960: 8 July-8 August

    This folder contains congratulatory letters collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, written to then Senator Kennedy regarding his nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Of note is a telegram from entertainer Harpo Marx.

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    Campaign correspondence and memoranda, August 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1960: 11 July-19 September

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, both during and prior to his Presidency, concerning Senator Kennedy's successful 1960 presidential campaign. Materials in this folder include memoranda, brochures, newspaper articles, correspondence, a report on public opinion polls, an...

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    Official tally sheet used at the Convention, 13 July 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.13 July 1960

    This folder contains the official ballot sheets used at the 1960 Democratic National Convention.

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    Convention acceptance speech, "The New Frontier," 15 July 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.15 July 1960

    This folder contains copies of Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention, a speech which later became known as "The New Frontier." In his remarks, then Senator Kennedy famously states, "The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises-- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend...

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    Kennedy-Johnson meeting agenda, July 1960: 29-30
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.July 1960: 29-30

    This folder contains an agenda for a campaign strategy meeting between then Senator John F. Kennedy and his Vice Presidential candidate Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson.

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    Photograph, A.J. MacDonald's Family
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.August 1960

    Al MacDonald's children wearing John F. Kennedy presidential campaign hats. The following is stamped in red ink on the verso of the photographs "A.J. MacDonald, Executive Secretary." The verso of the photograph also includes the following handwritten text: "Sample hats should arrive today for your approval, Al." An accompanying memorandum from the ...

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    Photograph, A.J. MacDonald and Family
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.August 1960

    Al MacDonald and his family wearing John F. Kennedy presidential campaign hats. The following is stamped in red ink on the verso of the photograph "A.J. MacDonald, Executive Secretary." An accompanying memorandum from the President's Secretary Evelyn Lincoln reads: "These are A.J. MacDonald's children. The Senator told me to tell Al MacDonald that ...

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    Campaign correspondence, 1960: August-September
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1960: 4 August-3 September

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, both during and prior to his Presidency, concerning Senator Kennedy's successful 1960 presidential campaign. Materials in this folder include correspondence, memoranda, and a draft of a news release.

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    Speech, Alexandria, Virginia (partial text), 24 August 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.24 August 1960

    This folder contains copies of a speech delivered by Presidential candidate (and then Senator) John F. Kennedy in Alexandria, Virginia on the subject of Vice President Richard Nixon's experience in foreign policy, during which he characterizes Vice President Nixon's role in the Security Council as detrimental to American foreign relations.

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    Kennedy-Nixon debates: letter detailing arrangement and transcript of first debate, 1 September 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.September 1960: 1-26

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, both during and prior to his Presidency, concerning Senator Kennedy's first televised debate with Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential campaign. Materials in this folder include a memorandum regarding policies gover...

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