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 in the Assembly Hall of Paulskirche in Frankfurt, Germany. In his speech the President characterizes the current international climate as an age of both independence and interdependence, and identifies three primary tasks for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): ensure common defense, establish economic unity, and agree upon a common political purpose. Materials in this folder include a press copy of an advanced text, a press copy of the speech as delivered, and a reading copy of the address with handwritten notations by the President, in addition to two copies of a translation of a welcoming address by President of the West German Bundestag Eugen Gerstenmaier.