Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of the President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's address at the Democratic Party's fundraising dinner honoring Senator George Smathers at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. In his speech the President honors Smathers, predicts the Senator's reelection, and discusses the importance of Florida to the nation's space programs. Materials in this folder include memoranda regarding suggested remarks, drafts (some by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen), and a press copy of the speech. Of note are handwritten notations by the President.