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Radio and television report to the American people on the Berlin crisis, 25 July 1961

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-035-031
    Title:
    Radio and television report to the American people on the Berlin crisis, 25 July 1961
    Date(s) of Materials:
    25 July 1961
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's speech addressed to the American people regarding the impending possibility of war between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR) over the crisis in Berlin, Germany. In his speech the President addresses the Soviet Union's attempts to cut off America's access to West Berlin, thus making it impossible to secure freedom from communism for the people of Berlin. The President goes on to discuss the imminent threat of nuclear war and his plan to increase funding and manpower for the military, provide appropriate communications for air raid warnings, and ensure that all Americans have access to fall-out shelters should a nuclear holocaust occur. Materials in this folder include various memoranda and a draft, reading copy, and press copy of the President's speech. Of note is the President's notebook, which includes handwritten notations regarding the address.
    Extent:
    87 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    03.
    Series Name:
    Speech Files.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Speech Files. Radio and television report to the American people on the Berlin crisis, 25 July 1961
    Physical Description:
    87 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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