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 address at the anniversary convocation of the National Academy of Sciences held at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President characterizes the National Academy of Sciences as the principal link between the scientific community and public policy, noting how scientific research has influenced governmental decisions concerning defense, energy, foreign aid, and communications. The President urges the scientific community to lend their expertise to the development and conservation of natural resources in particular. He also explains that the scientific community requires support from the government, private organizations, and individual citizens. Materials in this folder include a press copy, reading copies with handwritten notations by the President, and a mimeographed copy of the speech.