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 legislative activities and efforts to enact the Kennedy Administration's legislative program. Items include press releases concerning legislation, an overview of legislative items recommended by the President, reports prepared by Legislative Research, and a summary of legislation during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Memoranda from Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen and Special Assistant to the President for Congressional Relations and Personnel Lawrence "Larry" O'Brien concerning individual congressmen and pieces of legislation are found throughout. Topics include trade, civil defense, agriculture, and natural resources development. The folder also contains memoranda concerning Congressional debates on foreign aid appropriations. The folder was originally titled "9/4/62-9/14/62 Military reserve units, Trade, Guyandot Reservoir, West Virginia, Passman Subcommittee."