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, for the President's News Conference of September 12, 1963 (News Conference 61). The President began the press conference with a statement on the importance of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and urged the Senate to pass the legislation. He went on to announce that in the previous two weeks, schools in 150 Southern cities were desegregated with little difficulty. Following these statements the President answered questions on a variety of topics including the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Vietnam, Cuba, and civil rights. Background materials in this folder include briefing papers for the President on domestic and foreign affairs and national security. The official White House transcript of the press conference and the stenotype transcript of the press conference are also included.