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 remarks at a dinner in honor of all living Nobel Prize winners in the western hemisphere held at the White House. In his speech the President describes the winners from the United States as a source of national pride, but notes that knowledge should not be bound by nationality. Materials in this folder include various memoranda, drafts written by Special Assistant to the President and speechwriter Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., in addition to a banquet program, name cards, a list of attendees, newspaper clippings concerning the 1961 Nobel Prize winners, and a press release announcing the dinner. Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.