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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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    C.D. Scott memoranda to Senator Henry Jackson at the Democratic National Committee, 4 September 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.September 1960: 3-4

    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 the focus on Senator Kennedy's Catholicism during his successful 1960 presidential campaign. Materials in this folder include a newspaper article, a memorandum, maps, and a letter to W...

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    Correction, Please! bulletins, 1960: September-November
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.14 September 1960-14 February 1961

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the publication Correction, Please!, a series of newsletters published by the Democratic National Committee devoted to addressing the issues raised by Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential campaign. Materi...

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    Speech, Youngstown, Ohio, 9 October 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.9 October 1960

    This folder contains a reading copy with handwritten notations of then Senator (and Presidential candidate) John F. Kennedy's speech in Youngstown, Ohio concerning the decline of the American steel industry. In his remarks, Senator Kennedy explains the local and national consequences of decreased steel production, and explains that the Democratic ...

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    Quemoy and Matsu- background on issue from Clark Clifford, 11 October 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.October 1960: 10-11

    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 President Dwight D. Eisenhower's and Vice President Richard Nixon's policies regarding the People's Republic of China's attacks on the then Taiwanese-controlled islands of Quemoy (also ...

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    Press Club speech, 14 November 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.14 November 1960

    This folder contains a copy of a speech with handwritten notations by Senator John F. Kennedy concerning the upcoming 1960 presidential election. In his speech he discusses his hopes that the campaign process will encourage an examination of the President's roles as moral, legislative, and political party leader.

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    Resignation from the Senate, 22 December 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.22 December 1960

    This folder contains copies of President-elect John F. Kennedy's letter of resignation from the United States Senate.

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    Inaugural luncheon menu, signed, 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.20 January 1961

    This folder contains a copy of the Inaugural luncheon menu signed by President John F. Kennedy.

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    [Inaugural performances]
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.20 January 1961

    This folder consists of two separate additions to the President’s Office Files. The first is a framed poem, “Dedication,” written by Robert Frost for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy. A handwritten note in pencil by Jacqueline B. Kennedy on the verso reads: "To Jack -- First thing to be framed for your office. First thing to be hung there."The...

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