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30 August 1961

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-054-018
    Title:
    30 August 1961
    Date(s) of Materials:
    August 1961: 22-30
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of August 30, 1961 (News Conference 16). President Kennedy began the press conference by congratulating officials and residents of Atlanta, Georgia for the orderly manner in which four high schools were desegregated. He announced that the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, the United States and West Germany (Federal Republic) would be meeting on September 14, 1961 to consult about the situation in Berlin and the appointment of General Lucius Clay as his personal representative in Berlin. The President then read the text of his message to the conference of unaligned states scheduled to convene in Belgrade on September 1, 1961. Following the announcements the President answered questions from the press on a variety of topics including the situation in Berlin, United States-Soviet relations, and steel prices. Background materials in this folder include memorandums and executive department and agency reports for the President on domestic and foreign affairs and national security. Of note is a memorandum from Assistant Special Counsel Richard N. Goodwin to President Kennedy recounting additional details about his encounter with Che Guevara (Ernesto Guevara) in Montevideo, Uruguay. The official White House transcript of the press conference and the stenotype transcript of the press conference are also included.
    Extent:
    81 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    05.
    Series Name:
    Press Conferences.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Press Conferences. 30 August 1961. JFKPOF-054-018. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
    Physical Description:
    81 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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