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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960
This folder contains a transcript of a press conference held by Vice President-elect Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Robert S. Kerr, and Representative John J. Rooney in Palm Beach, Florida. Vice President-elect Johnson begins the press conference by announcing Senator Kerr as Chairman of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences and Congressman Rooney as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee. The Vice President-elect, Senator Kerr, and Congressman Rooney go on to answer questions from the press regarding the space program, the missile gap, and strengthening the foreign service program by appointing career diplomats and increasing representation allowances as needed.
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.