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Address at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 12 September 1962

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-040-001
    Title:
    Address at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 12 September 1962
    Date(s) of Materials:
    September 1962: 10-12, undated
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's remarks at the Rice University Stadium in Houston, Texas concerning the nation's efforts in space exploration. In his speech the President discusses the necessity for the United States to become an international leader in space exploration, and famously states, "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." Materials in this folder include a draft by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, press copies, and a reading copy of the speech. Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.
    Extent:
    41 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. Address at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 12 September 1962
    Subject(s):
    Cold War
    Space
    Organization(s):
    Rice University
    Physical Description:
    41 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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