Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains correspondence collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, with and concerning Chairman of the President's Commission on the Status of Women and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Materials mainly consist of Mrs. Roosevelt's views and advice on human rights, domestic and political affairs, and personal correspondence. Topics include the need for an improved information program for Veterans' benefits, the "Prospects of Mankind" television series, and Mrs. Roosevelt's work for humanitarian and civil rights causes. Of note are letters from Mrs. Roosevelt thanking President Kennedy for appointing her delegate to the United Nations and Chairman of the President's Commission on the Status of Women; and correspondence regarding Mrs. Roosevelt's opinion of President Kennedy's oratory skills. A letter from Mrs. Roosevelt's son, James Roosevelt, to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy is also included.