Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of March 15, 1961 (News Conference 7). President Kennedy began the press conference with several brief announcements concerning small business participation in defense contracts, the construction of the Libby Dam in Montana on the Columbia River, the Export-Import Bank's authorization of a credit in favor of the Government of Israel for the purchase of agricultural machinery, and the President's Conference on Heart Disease and Cancer. Following the announcements the President answered questions from the press on a variety of topics including nuclear disarmament, federal aid to education, and congressional support for the President's New Frontier legislative program. Items consist of the official White House transcript of the press conference and the stenotype transcript of the press conference.