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    Press Conference, 12 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection12 April 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of April 12, 1961 (News Conference 9). President Kennedy begins the press conference by encouraging the public to get vaccinated for polio. He then announces the formation of an advisory group to assist in changes to the foreign aid program and the sale of a United States Naval Ordinance Plant in W...

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    Joint Statement and Remarks Following Discussions with Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany, 13 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection13 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy reading a joint statement following discussions with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of the Federal Republic of Germany. The statement provides a summary of the meetings’ major topics, including: disarmament, the reunification of Berlin, the current state of nuclear test ban treaty negotiations, strengthenin...

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    Pan American Day Ceremonies, 14 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection14 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the Pan American Day ceremonies held at the Pan American Union in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President discusses the goals and accomplishments of the Organization for American States, explains the fundamental purposes of Pan-Americanism, and describes the mission of the Alliance for...

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    Remarks at a Reception Marking African Freedom Day, 15 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection15 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at a reception celebrating African Freedom Day (later known as African Liberation Day) held in the drawing room of the State Department Auditorium. In his speech President Kennedy discusses his hopes for strong relations between the United States and African nations and commends the efforts of...

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    Remarks Upon Awarding the National Geographic Society Gold Medal to Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 19 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection19 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks upon awarding the National Geographic Society’s Gold Medal to explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Director of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, in the White House Rose Garden.

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    Address Before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 20 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection20 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors held at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the purpose of American intervention abroad and the spread of communist ideology to Latin America and Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on the Bay ...

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    Press Conference, 21 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection21 April 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of April 21, 1961 (News Conference 10). President Kennedy begins the press conference by announcing that he will not be answering any questions about Cuba during the day’s press conference. He then announces that the United States would be contributing food commodities to the United Nations to help...

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    Welcoming Remarks to President Sukarno of Indonesia at Andrews Air Force Base, 24 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection24 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s welcoming remarks upon the arrival of President Sukarno of Indonesia at Andrews Air Force Base.

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    Message on Office of Civilian [Civil and] Defense Mobilization for Broadcast on CONELRAD, 25 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s message on the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization (later known as the Office of Civil Defense) for the emergency broadcast system CONELRAD. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the role of telecommunications in the country’s civil defense program and the ways in which individuals can bette...

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    Remarks Before the National Academy of Sciences, 25 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the government’s support of scientific research and advancement, and the public role scientists should undertake to bolster the advancement of America as a nation.

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