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 State of the Union message that was addressed to Congress at the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President discusses his plans to strengthen the economy through tax reform and the need for Congress to respond to certain national matters, including health care, education, civil liberties, and resource management. He also addresses how the Sino-Soviet split, the ascendancy of developing nations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will help curtail the spread of communism. Materials in this folder include a draft by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen and a reading copy of the speech with handwritten notations by the President.