Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Files. Chronological File
This file contains carbon copies of President John F. Kennedy’s outgoing correspondence to individuals and organizations regarding pending legislation, appointments to federal positions, suggested emendations to the budget, responses to birthday greetings, events the President could not attend, recommendations for specific program proposals, and expressions of congratulations for various occasions. Also included are letters to international heads of state concerning Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.'s successful completion of the Mercury-Redstone 3 test flight, also known as the Freedom 7, during which Shepard became the first American to make a suborbital flight to space.