Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder consists of correspondence between the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and individuals and organizations both known and unknown to the President. Materials are mainly expressions of and responses to public opinion. Of note is a copy of the statement made by the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Carl Vinson, before the House of Representatives in support of resolutions which would authorize the President to order Ready Reserve units and members to active duty and authorize additional appropriations for aircraft, missiles and naval vessels for the Armed Forces; a copy of a speech made by Congressman Carl Vinson before the Chamber of Commerce in Macon, Georgia on "Carl Vinson Day" in which he expresses his support for President Kennedy; a letter from author Gore Vidal with a copy of his article on Barry Goldwater entitled "A Liberal Meets Mr. Conservative"; correspondence with Dr. William H. Vatcher, Jr., a research fellow at The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, including a transcription of his address entitled "Afrikaner Nationalism Today" on the current state of Afrikaner Nationalism in South Africa; an original poem entitled "Americans Be Proud"; a letter from American businessman Harold S. Vanderbilt; and a telegram from Governor John A. Volpe of Massachusetts. This folder contains some foreign language material.