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 at the San Diego State College graduation ceremony held at the Aztec Bowl in San Diego, California. In his speech the President explains the importance of education as the basis for a free society, and discusses the necessity to improve state and federal policies in order to ensure equal educational opportunities for all citizens regardless of race or economic station. Materials in this folder include memoranda, press copies, and reading copies of the speech, in addition to programs for the commencement ceremony. Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.