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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 Chester Bowles ("Chet"), the President's Special Representative and Adviser on African, Asian, and Latin American Affairs, and Ambassador at Large. Materials mainly represent Bowles' views and advice on foreign affairs. Topics include foreign aid, United States policy and objectives in Southeast Asia, and a proposal for a National Community Development Program in Colombia. Of note is a report by Bowles concerning the foreign aid program titled "The Need for More Specific Criteria in the Programming Economic Assistance." Also of interest is a memorandum summarizing a conversation between Bowles and Counselor of the Polish Embassy Dr. Marian Dobrosielski.