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Kennedy-Nixon debates: letter detailing arrangement and transcript of first debate, 1 September 1960

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Digital Identifier:
JFKPOF-137-012
Title:
Kennedy-Nixon debates: letter detailing arrangement and transcript of first debate, 1 September 1960
Date(s) of Materials:
September 1960: 1-26
Folder Description:
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, both during and prior to his Presidency, concerning Senator Kennedy's first televised debate with Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential campaign. Materials in this folder include a memorandum regarding policies governing members of the press and a transcript of the debate, during which then Senator Kennedy states, "I don't believe in big government, but I believe in effective governmental action."
Extent:
72 digital pages
Collection:
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Finding Aid | Digitized Content
Series Number:
11.
Preferred Citation:
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President’s Office Files. Special Events Through the Years. Kennedy-Nixon debates: letter detailing arrangement and transcript of first debate, 1 September 1960
Physical Description:
72 digital pages
Media Type:
Paper
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