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President’s speeches: American University speech, 10 June 1963, June 1963: 7-11

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKNSF-305-015
    Title:
    President’s speeches: American University speech, 10 June 1963, June 1963: 7-11
    Date(s) of Materials:
    June 1963: 7-15, undated
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials regarding President John F. Kennedy's address at the commencement ceremony for American University in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy calls for a re-examination of attitudes towards peace, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, and announces the United States will not conduct atmospheric nuclear tests as long as other countries uphold the same pledge. The President also announces that he, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan have agreed to hold discussions concerning a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty. Materials in this folder include various memoranda containing editing suggestions for the speech, a draft by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, and telegrams regarding Premier Khrushchev’s reaction to the speech.
    Extent:
    38 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    05.
    Series Name:
    Subjects.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files. Subjects. President’s speeches: American University speech, 10 June 1963, June 1963: 7-11
    Place(s):
    Soviet Union
    Physical Description:
    38 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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