Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Oahe Project and Missouri River Basin Power Transmission System in Pierre, South Dakota. In his speech the President discusses how similar resource development projects have changed the American economy, landscape, and standard of living. He also characterizes the Oahe Dam's ability to produce electric energy, supply irrigation, and provide a reservoir lake as a symbol of a free society utilizing its natural resources. Materials in this folder include various memoranda, a reading copy with handwritten notations by the President, and a press copy of the speech, in addition to a program for the dedication ceremony and various pamphlets describing federal power and resource development programs.