Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains background material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, for the President's News Conference of August 29, 1962 (News Conference 42). Materials primarily consist of department and agency reports and briefing papers for the President on domestic and foreign affairs and national security. Topics include the economy, nuclear disarmament, situations in the Congo and Laos, and the Robert Soblen espionage case. Also included are draft press conference announcements and newspaper clippings. Of note are materials relating to Cuba, including the seizure of counterfeit U.S. currency originating in Cuba, and recent Soviet military shipments to Cuba.