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 upon signing a proclamation conferring honorary citizenship on Sir Winston Churchill. In his speech the President discusses Churchill's many contributions to American society, and explains that the former British Prime Minister is the first person to be granted this honor. Materials in this folder include drafts (by Special Assistant to the President and speechwriter Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen), a reading copy, and press copies of the speech, in addition to a press release of the formal proclamation.