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 Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. In his speech the President discusses how partisan politics have negatively affected the country's agricultural welfare, and encourages his audience to elect Democratic representatives in the upcoming 1962 Congressional elections. Materials in this folder include memoranda, a draft, a press copy, and a reading copy of the speech with handwritten notations by the President, in addition to note cards with talking points and a telegram of suggested remarks from economist and Illinois Senator Paul H. Douglas.