Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder consists of correspondence collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, with and concerning Undersecretary of State Chester Bowles ("Chet"). In December 1961, Bowles was replaced as Undersecretary of State and was subsequently appointed the President's Special Representative and Adviser on African, Asian, and Latin American Affairs and United States Ambassador at Large. Materials consist primarily of Bowles' views and advice on foreign affairs, and correspondence concerning Bowles' replacement within the Department of State. Topics include the Berlin situation, United States-Soviet relations, United States foreign policy and political objectives in Southeast Asia, and suggestions for how to achieve Alliance for Progress objectives in Colombia.