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 a dinner for the Democratic Party of Cook County held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. In his speech the President highlights the fundamental differences between the country's political parties, and discusses the importance of electing Democratic representatives from Illinois in the upcoming 1962 Congressional elections. He encourages his audience to elect Senatorial candidate Sidney Yates. Materials in this folder include various memoranda, a draft by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, a press copy, and a reading copy of the speech with handwritten notations by the President, in addition to a program for the dinner.