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    Swearing-in Ceremony and Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection20 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s swearing-in ceremony administered by Chief Justice Earl Warren and his inaugural address at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy urges American citizens to participate in public service and “ask not what your country do for you- ask what you can do for your cou...

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    Inaugural address, 20 January 1961: Drafts and press releases
    Theodore C. Sorensen Personal Papers20 January 1961, undated
  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Remarks at a Meeting of the Democratic National Committee, 21 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection21 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee held in the East Room of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President discusses the importance of strong political parties as an organ of effective government and addresses the organization’s change in leadership from ret...

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    Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremonies for Members of the Cabinet, 21 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection21 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the swearing-in ceremonies for members of the United States Cabinet held in the East Room of the White House.

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    Press Conference, 25 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection25 January 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of January 25, 1961 (News Conference 1). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the scheduling of the Geneva negotiations for a nuclear test ban. He then announces that the United States Government has decided to increase famine relief for the Congo and that the S...

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    The President's News Conference of January 25, 1961 [Version 2]
    United States Government Agencies Collection25 January 1961

    Motion picture of President John F. Kennedy's News Conference of January 25, 1961 (News Conference 1). President Kennedy begins the press conference with a statement concerning the scheduling of the Geneva negotiations for a nuclear test ban. He then announces that the United States Government has decided to increase famine relief for the Congo and...

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    Interview with Dave Garroway, Recorded for the 150th Anniversary of The Founding of Massachusetts General Hospital (on the air 31 January 1961), 28 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection28 January 1961

    Sound recording of an interview of President John F. Kennedy by television journalist Dave Garroway of Today concerning the 150th anniversary of Massachusetts General Hospital recorded in the broadcoast room of the White House. In his remarks President Kennedy discusses the importance of physical fitness, the progress of medicine since the hospita...

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    Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremonies and Reception for Presidential Appointees, 29 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection29 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the swearing-in ceremonies and reception for Presidential appointees held in the East Room of the White House.

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    Kennedy, John F.: Speeches, 29 January 1961 and undated
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Harris Wofford29 January 1961, undated
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    State of the Union Address, 30 January 1961
    White House Audio Collection30 January 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s State of the Union message addressed to Congress at the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses his concerns regarding the present economic recession, the depreciation of the American dollar, the need for federal aid in education and scientific research, ...

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