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    Conversation Between the President and Eleanor Roosevelt, Discussing the Peace Corps, 1 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection1 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s conversation with former First Lady and Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly Eleanor Roosevelt concerning the creation of the Peace Corps. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the origins of the program, the importance of public service for young Americans, and the ways in which Peace...

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    Remarks Recorded for a Television Program Marking 25 years of Publication of Life Magazine, 2 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection2 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s recorded remarks for an NBC television program commemorating Life Magazine’s 25th anniversary. In his speech the President discusses the magazine’s past coverage and the future of communications.

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    Remarks at the Dedication Ceremonies of the National Wildlife Federation Building, 3 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection3 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the dedication ceremony of the National Wildlife Federation Building in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy describes the development of the country’s natural resources as a national opportunity that requires the cooperative efforts of government programs, private organizations...

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    Remarks Upon Inscribing a Copy of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to the President of Brazil, 4 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection4 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks upon inscribing a copy of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to Janio Quadros, President of Brazil, in the President’s Office in the White House. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the international importance of President Lincoln and efforts to strengthen the partnership be...

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    Press Conference, 8 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection8 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 8, 1961 (News Conference 6). President Kennedy begins the press conference by urging the public to support Radio Free Europe. He then announces that he would be making a statement concerning his views of problems in the Americas following an upcoming reception at the White House; that he h...

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    Remarks of Welcome to President Nkrumah of Ghana at the Washington National Airport, 8 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection8 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s welcome address to President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana at MATS Terminal in Washington National Airport.

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    Remarks Upon Presenting President of Ghana to Press Corp, 8 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection8 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s introduction of President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana to press correspondents in the White House Fish Room. The recording also includes President Nkrumah’s response.

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    Remarks on the Peace Corps, 9 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection9 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks on the Peace Corps recorded in the Red Room of the White House. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the mission of the Peace Corps and the importance of public service among America’s youth.

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    Address at a White House Reception for Members of Congress and the Diplomatic Corps of the Latin American Republics, 13 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection13 March 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address at a reception for Washington’s corps of Latin American ambassadors in the East Room of the White House. In his speech President Kennedy proposes the establishment of the Alliance for Progress, a cooperative effort between the United States and Latin America to improve social, economic, and he...

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    Press Conference, 15 March 1961
    White House Audio Collection15 March 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of March 15, 1961 (News Conference 7). President Kennedy begins the press conference with several brief announcements concerning small business participation in defense contracts, the construction of the Libby Dam in Montana on the Columbia River, the Export-Import Bank’s authorization of a credit ...

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