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Radio and television address to the nation on nuclear test ban treaty, 26 July 1963

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-046-008
    Title:
    Radio and television address to the nation on nuclear test ban treaty, 26 July 1963
    Date(s) of Materials:
    July 1963: 25-26
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's radio and television address to the American people on the passage of a treaty banning atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, later known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) or Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). In his speech the President explains that the treaty will strengthen national security, lessen the risk and fear of radioactive fallout, reduce world tension by encouraging further dialogue, and prevent acquisition of nuclear weapons by nations not currently possessing them. The President emphasizes that while the treaty does not eliminate the threat of nuclear war, a limited test ban is safer than an unlimited arms race. Materials in this folder include note cards, a draft by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, and press copies of the speech.
    Extent:
    51 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 address to the nation on nuclear test ban treaty, 26 July 1963
    Physical Description:
    51 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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