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 cellist Pablo Casals. Materials primarily concern a White House Dinner given in honor of Governor Luis Muñoz Marin of Puerto Rico, which was followed by a concert by Casals. This was the first time that Casals had agreed to perform in the United States since the government had recognized the regime of dictator Francisco Franco of Spain, the cellist’s native country. Items include correspondence between President Kennedy and Casals, a copy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on Casals, clippings, and a performance program.